The war between Taylor Swift and her old label has taken a new turn. Big Machine Records has finally accepted that the star sings his former titles at the American Music Awards this Saturday. Except that neither the production company of the ceremony nor the artist have confirmed the information …
Taylor Swift 1 – Big Machine 0. The popstar has just won a victory in the war against his former label Big Machine , which still holds the masters, and therefore the rights, songs from its previous six albums. A few days ago, the interpreter of “Lover” published a long message on his social networks to let know that Scott Borchetta, the CEO of his old label, forbade him to resume his old songs in a medley she will perform on November 24th for the American Music Awards . The artist, who plans to re-record his first six albumsin order to reclaim his titles, said it was trying to blackmail him by offering to give his request on one condition: ” If I agree not to re-record alternative versions of my songs (this which is something that I’m legally entitled to and that I’m eager to do) and if I stop talking about it and Scooter Braun “she wrote on Twitter, also mentioning a blockage regarding the use of her hits for a documentary produced by Netflix.
Big Machine Approves, Dick Clark Productions Denies
While the case takes a new media proportion, the old label of the popstar indicated this Monday that it denies the denunciations of Taylor Swift. But Big Machine would have found an arrangement with Dick Clark Productions, the company that produces the American Music Awards, explaining in a statement ” agreeing to license the broadcast of performances of artists on approved platforms”. by mutual agreement “. In short, Taylor Swift would have the right to sing her old hits Saturday night during the ceremony for which she will receive the Artist of the Decade Award . The record company, vigorously attacked by fans of the popstar, says that “artists do not need label approval for live performances on television or in any live media , “but here’s the question of rights for reruns of the event and sharing clips on other platforms like YouTube.
However, a spokesman for Dick Clark Productions denies taking part in this decision. ” At no time did Dick Clark Productions accept, create, license or distribute a press release in partnership with Big Machine Label Group, ” he says, adding that ” any final agreement must be made directly with the company. Taylor Swift’s team”. For its part, the main interested party has still not confirmed or denied this possible authorization issued by the label. We will have to wait for the American Music Awards to discover what it has planned as a performance. Since the publication of her open letter, the author of “Shake it Off” has received the support of many Internet users but also other celebrities like Selena Gomez, Halsey, Camila Cabello or Kesha .