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Taylor Swift Gets Clearance To Perform Her Earlier Hits At The AMAs

Taylor’s revelation led to the hashtag #IStandWithTaylor as celebrities spoke up in her defense.

Taylor Swift has been cleared to perform many of her earlier hits at the American Music Awards this Sunday, according to a statement released on Monday, November 18. 

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Few days back, the singer had written an open letter claiming her record label owners, Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, are blocking her from performing her hits unless she stays silent about them and agrees to their terms.

Taylor’s revelation led to the hashtag #IStandWithTaylor as celebrities spoke up in her defense. The singer has now been given permission by her record label owners – both Big Machine and Dick Clark productions – to perform her old songs. 

The statement reads:

“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 for Thomas Rhett and former Big Machine Records recording artist Taylor Swift.” It has always been made clear that Taylor could perform the songs during a live broadcast but the real issue would come after it aired on television. It was all cleared up in the statement as it continued: “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.” 

This comes a day after it was reported that Scooter Braun “is frustrated” with the way he’s being portrayed amid the latest ongoing controversy involving Swift. A source told E! News that the 38-year-old music manager “is frustrated because his name is being dragged in the mud,” and he’s displeased with how Borchetta has handled the issue with Swift, 29. The source adds that Braun, whose clients include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato, “hasn’t taken part in these negotiation.”

The source added that Braun “doesn’t run Big Machine or have operational control of” the company, and is hoping Borchetta will “calm down” in the contentious business affair.  “This fight with Taylor is not something Scooter agrees with,” the source said, adding that Braun has reached out to Swift but she won’t return his calls.

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