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Taylor Swift Gets The OK To Perform Her Old Songs Following Ugly Public Dispute

Written by Emmy Mack on November 19, 2019

Taylor Swift has won a small victory, getting the green light to perform her old songs at the American Music Awards this weekend.

It follows a very bitter public licensing spat that saw Tay Tay take to social media to accuse her former label boss Scott Borchetta and music manager Scooter Braun of blocking her from performing her older material like ‘Love Story’ and ‘Shake It Off ‘ in a medley at the ceremony, where the pop megastar is set to receive the Artist of the Decade award.

Billboard reports that Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group has now given them a statement, agreeing to “grant all licenses of their artists” (despite not mentioning T-Swift by name).

“It should be noted that recording artists do not need label approval for live performances on television or any other live media,” the statement reads.

“Record label approval is only needed for contracted artists’ audio and visual recordings and in determining how those works are distributed.”

At the time of writing, Tay has yet to react to the news on social media.

The tension between T-Swizzle and the two music moguls dates back to June, when Braun bought Borchetta’s Big Machine label as part of a US $300 million deal which, includes the ownership of Swift’s six albums – from her 2006 self-titled debut through to 2017’s Reputation.

If you want to try to wrap your head around the full backstory, we put together a summary of the situation over here.

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