Can Taylor Swift play her old songs

After a dispute with the label: Taylor Swift is allowed to play her old songs

Well then: Taylor Swift gets to appear at the American Music Awards (AMA). In a jointly written message, Swift's former Big Machine label and the music award's production company Dick Clark Productions stated that a license agreement was reached.

Just last week, Swift, who is named Artist of the Decade at the AMAs and wants to play a medley of her best-known songs, reached out to her fans with an emotional message. In it, she said that the management of her previous label does not allow her to perform her old songs live or use them in film or TV productions. The latter mainly concerns a Netflix documentary about the life of the musician, which is due to appear in the coming year. Finally, the 29-year-old asked her fans to get in touch with the people in charge at Big Machine - especially label boss Scott Borchetta - and to change their minds.

The record label responded with a statement indicating that Swift did not need the label's approval to perform their songs. On the contrary: the company does not have the rights to prohibit performance swifts at the AMAs.

Don’t know what else to do

- Taylor Swift (@ taylorswift13) November 14, 2019

Swift was signed to Big Machine between 2006 and 2017, and during that time they released their first six studio albums - including the multi-platinum award-winning 1989 and Reputation. Before releasing her current album "Lover", she switched to Universal Music.

November 19, 2019 // Stefan Grüll

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