Music label submits to public outrage, Taylor Swift can now perform her former hits at the AMAs
After much back and forth between Taylor Swift's former record label, Big Machine Records and the pop star, the two have reached an agreement licensing the singer her old music to perform at the upcoming American Music Awards.
In a statement released Monday, Big Machine Records said it had “agreed to grant all licenses of their artists’ performances to stream post-show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms.”
The win for Taylor and the Swifties come after a long-running feud between her and the men in charge, Scooter Braun and Scott Barchetta.
Swift had claimed in a statement on Twitter last week that Braun and Borchetta were preventing her from performing her old music at the AMAs because Big Machine owns the rights to songs recorded before Swift’s most recent album, Lover.
Don’t know what else to do pic.twitter.com/1uBrXwviTS— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 14, 2019
After the social media uproar—driven in large part by her legions of fans—Big Machine responded with its own statement, saying that “at no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs.” (Swift hadn’t claimed she couldn’t perform at all, just that she couldn’t perform her old songs.)