Taylor Swift WILL be permitted to perform her hits at the American Music Awards this weekend after the label that owns much of her catalog, Big Machine, inked a fresh agreement with the ceremony's owner, Dick Clark Productions.
The agreement allows Big Machine artists "to stream post-show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms", including the AMAs, according to a joint statement obtained by Variety.
Additionally, Swift claimed she was told by Braun and Borchetta that she could only perform the songs at the aforementioned events and functions if she didn't re-record her old tracks and also stopped talking about them all of the time. "Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my 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". "Record label approval is only needed for contracted artists' audio and visual recordings and in determining how those works are distributed", the statement continued.
The detente follows last week's Swift-Braun-Borchetta flare up involving the sort of music business minutiae that doesn't commonly interest the general public - the particulars of re-recording old masters.
Swift's message sent her ticked-off fans into overdrive, causing the hashtag #IStandWithTaylor to instantly trend on Twitter. Or you'll be punished.
Swift signed with Big Machine when she was 15. "We share the collective goal of giving your fans the entertainment they both want and deserve". Either way, we will be watching her perform all of her hits!
The truth is, Taylor has admitted to contractually owing millions of dollars and multiple assets to our company, which is responsible for 120 hardworking employees who helped build her career.
Taylor Swift has been very vocal about her troubles obtaining the rights to her masters, and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is listening.
Taylor, the narrative you have created does not exist.
The label issued a response to Swift via its website, denying that it moved to prevent Swift from performing any of her songs, calling her claims "false information".