You may have heard that over the weekend Scooter Braun, who owns Taylor Swifts back catalog, told Tay she couldn’t perform any of her earlier hits when being honored at the American Music Awards.
Taylor is due to get some sort of longevity honor and she would, presumably, sing a mash up of her greatest hits. But Scooter wernt haven it.
Well word is that has changed.
“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. This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performances,” the statement read. “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.”
But, Dick Clark Productions, which produces the AMAs, told ET, “At no time did Dick Clark Productions agree to, create, authorize or distribute a statement in partnership with Big Machine Label Group regarding Taylor Swift’s performance at the 2019 American Music Awards. Any final agreement on this matter needs to be made directly with Taylor Swift’s management team. We have no further comment.”
So we don’t know exactly where shit stands now, other than to say I think Tay tay always gets her way. Go Girl.