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Taylor Swift Got Clearance To Perform Old Songs At The AMAs

Taylor Swift just got a victory against Big Machine Label Group, her former label.

BMLG and Dick Clark Productions came to an agreement to let Taylor Swift to perform her old music at the upcoming American Music Awards, where she’ll be honored as Artist of the Decade.

A statement provided to Variety reads:

“The Big Machine Label Group and Dick Clark Productions announce that they have come to terms on a licensing agreement that approves their artists’ performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms. This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performances. It should be noted that recording artists do not need label approval for live performances on television or any other live media. Record label approval is only needed for contracted artists’ audio and visual recordings and in determining how those works are distributed.”

Last week, Taylor penned a lengthy letter on social media claiming that Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun, who’s company now owns Taylor Swifts catalogue,  we’re blocking her planned performance of a medley of her earlier hits at the AMAs because “that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year.”

The story behind all of this stems from Taylor’s dismay over Braun’s purchase of Big Machine, which was announced June 30, and with it the rights to her first six albums.


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