Big Machine Label Group recently released a statement to Entertainment Tonight about Taylor Swift's upcoming American Music Awards performance. According to the label, Swift will be able to execute its old catalog on AMAs. Big Machine's statement comes after Swift published a letter on social media. In the letter, she claimed Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun blocked her from playing songs from her first six albums on the AMAs.
Taylor Swift has written a letter to her fans
On November 14, Swift posted a message to his fans and the music industry.
“Guys – It has recently been announced that the American Music Awards will honor me with the Artist of the Decade Award at this year's ceremony. I have planned to perform a medley of my hits during the decade on the show. Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I must not play my old songs on TV because they claim that my music would be re-recorded before I am allowed next year, ”Swift wrote in the letter.
Swift also claimed that Borchetta and Braun prevented her from using her catalog in an upcoming Netflix documentary. Swift wrote that she could only use her old music if she did not record her masters in 2020.
"Scott Borchetta told my team that they will allow me to use my music only if I do these things: If I agree not to record copy versions of my songs next year (which is something I both legally allowed to do and looking forward) and also told my team that I need to stop talking about him and Scooter Braun, ”Swift wrote.
Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta disproved Taylor Swift's claims
After Swift published the letter, Braun and Borchetta denied Swift's claims. A statement from Big Machine said Borchetta and Braun did not tell Swift that she "could not perform at AMAs or block her Netflix special." Swift's team then released a refusal.
"The truth is that on October 28, 2019 at 17:17 Vice President, Rights Management and Business Affairs from Big Machine Label Group, Taylor Swift's team sent the following: & # 39; Please note that BMLG will not accept to issue licenses for existing recordings or exceptions from their re-recording limitations in connection with these two projects: the Netflix documentary and The Alibaba "Double Eleven" event, "said a Swift spokeswoman.
Big Machine Label Group released a statement
On November 18, Big Machine Label Group and Dick Clark Productions released statements on the performance controversy.
"The Big Machine Label Group and Dick Clark Productions announce that they have agreed on a licensing agreement that approves their artists' performances for streaming post-show and for broadcast on mutually approved platforms. This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performances," reads Big Machine Label Group's statement.
The producer of AMAs, Dick Clark Productions, released a separate statement.
"At no time will Dick Clark Productions accept, create, authorize or distribute a statement in collaboration with the Big Machine Label Group regarding Taylor Swift's performance at the American Music Awards 2019. All final agreements on this matter must be made directly with Taylor Swift's management team …, told the company to ET.
Taylor Swift fans celebrated the news on social media
The new statements are spreading rapidly across social media. Although it is still unclear what will happen to Swift's Netflix documentary, Swifties celebrated this victory. Fans also look forward to when Swift will record their masters again in 2020.
“Taylor will record her first 5 albums in November 2020 so after that she will own these masters. However, she cannot record "Reputation" until 2022, " wrote a Twitter user.
“I THOUGHT GREAT MACHINE NEVER TALK TAYLOR WHAT HE COULD NOT PERFORM HER OLD STUFF ??? Why did they need to reach an agreement? … because Taylor Swift didn't lie. Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta did it, "a fan tweeted.
“Celebrate because we won the battle. Stay vigilant, and we will win the war. @netflix, the story of @ taylorswift13 is told through her songs. Her story, your documentary, is silenced by the power of hungry men. Use your platform to unleash a legend, "another fan tweeted.