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Big Machine's New Statement About AMAs Was Not Approved by Dick Clark Productions

Big Machine's New Statement About AMAs Was Not Approved by Dick Clark Productions

The plot is thickening in the drama between Taylor Swift and Big Machine Label Group as we inch closer and closer to the American Music Awards, where Tay is being honored with the Artist of the Decade Award.

The 29-year-old singer said last week that her former label was blocking her from performing her old music at the AMAs on November 24.

After several days of claims being made from both sides of the feud, Big Machine released what was believed to be a joint statement between them and Dick Clark Productions. The statement noted, “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.”

Now, the production company behind the AMAs says they have nothing to do with this statement.

Click inside to read the response from Dick Clark Productions… More Here! »

Taylor Swift' AMAs Performance Has Been Approved by Big Machine

Taylor Swift' AMAs Performance Has Been Approved by Big Machine

We’re very happy to report that Taylor Swift will be able to perform her old songs during her Artist of the Decade performance at the 2019 American Music Awards!

The 29-year-old singer asked fans to speak out on her behalf after she says her old label was blocking her from singing old music at the awards show.

If you missed the controversy last week, here’s a quick recap: Taylor released an open letter claiming that her former label, Big Machine, was blocking her from performing her old songs during her Artist of the Decade performance at the AMAs. The label then released a statement denying the claims and then the singer’s rep spoke out to reveal the truth.

A new statement from Big Machine and the AMAs’ producers Dick Clark Productions was just released.

“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,” the statement read. “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.”

READ MORE: Scooter Braun ‘Frustrated’ with Scott Borchetta Over Taylor Swift Music Situation

Gigi Hadid, Halsey, & More Celebs Support Taylor Swift Amid Battle for Her Music

Gigi Hadid, Halsey, & More Celebs Support Taylor Swift Amid Battle for Her Music

If you want to see Taylor Swift perform her old songs at the 2019 American Music Awards, you’re going to have to speak out and there are many celebs who are doing just that.

The 29-year-old singer is trying to get the rights to perform her own music live as she says that Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta are not allowing her to do so unless she agrees to their conditions. (If you didn’t know, they own the master recordings for her first six albums.)

Taylor says that the men are not letting her perform her old songs at the upcoming AMAs and they won’t let her use old performance footage in a planned Netflix documentary.

“Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you fell about this,” Taylor wrote in an open letter posted to social media on Thursday (November 14). “Scooter also manages several artists who I really believe care about other artists and their work. Please ask them for help with this – I’m hoping that maybe they can talk some sense into the men who are exercising tyrannical control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote.”

Taylor‘s friends like Gigi Hadid and Halsey are among the stars who have shown support so far on social media. Read more tweets below!

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Taylor Swift Needs Her Fans Help Amid Latest Battle with Scooter Braun & Scott Borchetta

Taylor Swift Needs Her Fans Help Amid Latest Battle with Scooter Braun & Scott Borchetta

Taylor Swift is calling on all Swifties to help her amid her latest battle with music mogul Scooter Braun and Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta, the men who own the master recordings for her first six albums.

You probably remember the feud that Taylor was in with the men over the summer and now it’s continuing because they allegedly won’t let her perform old music at the 2019 American Music Awards, where she’s being honored with the Artist of the Decade Award.

Taylor’s plans to perform a medley of her hits is currently in jeopardy as Scooter and Scott are supposedly using the performance as a means to get her to agree to things she doesn’t want to do.

In the open letter, Taylor also revealed that she has a Netflix documentary in the works and the duo also will not let her use “older music or performance footage for this project, even though there is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records anywhere in the film.”

If you’re not fully aware of the situation, Taylor launched her career on Big Machine Records and the label owns the master recordings to all of the music featured on her first six albums. She decided to leave the label and release her new album Lover with Republic Records, where she will own her masters moving forward.

Big Machine was then bought by Scooter for $300 million earlier this year, which was Taylor‘s worst nightmare because she has felt bullied by him in the past. Read what she wrote in her open letter back in June about the situation.

Taylor is now asking her fans to let Scooter, Scott, and the other artists they work with (like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato) “know how you feel about this.”

“I just want to be able to perform MY OWN music. That’s it. I’ve tried to work this out privately through my team but have not been able to resolve anything. Right now my performance at the AMA’s, the Netflix documentary, and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November of 2020 are a question mark. I love you guys and I thought you should know what’s been going on,” she concluded the letter.

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Taylor Swift's Lawyer Clears Up Claims with New Statement

Taylor Swift's Lawyer Clears Up Claims with New Statement

There have been so many claims swirling around in the media about whether Taylor Swift was given a chance to buy back her masters or not, and now her lawyer is speaking out to clear things up.

Taylor spoke out earlier this week to express how disappointed she was to find out that the label, and also her master recordings, were sold to Scooter Braun for $300 million.

Taylor says she was never given an opportunity to buy her masters and wrote in a blog post that Scott only offered to let her “‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one [she] turned in.”

Scott denied the claim and said that “100% of all Taylor Swift assets were to be transferred to her immediately upon signing the new agreement” to stay at the label.

Now, Taylor‘s lawyer Donald Passman just released the following statement: “Scott Borchetta never gave Taylor Swift an opportunity to purchase her masters, or the label, outright with a check in the way he is now apparently doing for others.”

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