Taylor Swift allowed to perform past hits at American Music Awards 2019
November 19, 2019
As of today, Taylor Swift will be allowed to perform her past hits, including those that were considered off limits last week, at the American Music Awards 2019. News that has #Taylornation fans rejoicing everywhere.
Taylor took her feud public starting back in July with producer Scooter Braun and Big Machine record label by posting stories and posts to Instagram and other owned social media platforms by Taylor. Last week, Swift claimed her former music label, Big Machine, had denied her request to play her early songs at the AMA’s. A claim that the label later denied. The conflict began when former producer, Scooter Braun, sold Taylor's early music catalog to Big Machine for $300 million. Swift was signed to Big Machine from 2006 until 2017, before moving on to Universal Music Group.
The American Music Awards will honor Swift as the Artist of the Decade for this year’s awards show. Before coming to a mutual agreement with Big Machine and Dick Clark Productions, Taylor was denied to perform a mashup of her biggest hits throughout the decade by Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun for the AMA's. The label was also attempting to prevent Taylor from using her past music for a Netflix special following the pop star’s life.
In a statement released from Big Machine and Dick Clark Productions, stated “recording artists do not need label approval for live performances on television or any other live media.”
The statement further expanded by stating that Big Machine and Dick Clark Productions had “come to terms on a licensing agreement that approves their artists’ performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms.” which includes the American Music Awards.
The American Music Awards airs Sunday, November 24, at 8 pm ET.