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Taylor Swift CAN 'Perform All Of Her Catalog' At The AMAs -- According To Big Machine Source!

Big Machine says Taylor Swift CAN perform her AMAs songs

The battle of he-said, she-said continues in regards to Taylor Swift‘s American Music Awards drama!

As we previously reported, Big Machine Records, AKA Scott Borchetta and his partner Scooter Braun, has responded to her initial Tumblr post on Thursday with their own statement dancing around a denial of the singer’s claims.

Swift, who will be receiving the Artist of the Decade honor at the AMAs next week, revealed she is being barred by her former label from performing any of her old music at the event, among other things!

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Well now, TMZ has a Big Machine exec saying the 29-year-old absolutely CAN play any of her tracks live:

“Taylor Swift can 100% perform all of her catalog, past and present, on the AMAs. Our confusion with her statement is that we have no legal right to stop this and have never tried. She and her team both know this.”

Shortly before this report came out, Swift’s rep, Tree Paine, actually provided receipts in the form of a message received from the Vice President, Rights Management, and Business Affairs from BMLG:

“The truth is, on October 28, 2019 at 5:17 p.m. the Vice President, Rights Management and Business Affairs from Big Machine Label Group sent Taylor Swift’s team the following: ‘Please be advised that BMLG will not agree to issue licenses for existing recordings or waivers of its re-recording restrictions in connection with these two projects: The Netflix documentary and The Alibaba “Double Eleven” event.'”

Here’s the thing, it also continued to say how Borchetta “flatly denied” her request for the AMAs:

“To avoid an argument over rights, Taylor performed three songs off her new album Lover at the Double Eleven event as it was clear that Big Machine Label Group felt any televised performance of catalog songs violated her agreement. In addition, yesterday Scott Borchetta, CEO and founder of Big Machine Label Group, flatly denied the request for both American Music Awards and Netflix. Please notice in Big Machine’s statement, they never actually deny either claim Taylor said last night in her post. Lastly, Big Machine is trying to deflect and make this about money by saying she owes them but, an independent professional auditor has determined that Big Machine owes Taylor $7.9 Million of unpaid royalties over several years.”

So, is this a change of heart or are they just tired of being called out??

TMZ continued no label can block artist from performing any songs live, while also pointing out how Tay performed Shake It Off, a tune from her old catalog, on Good Morning America in August.

Sounds like a Braun source if you ask us…

In the meantime, the Lover songstress’ besties like Selena Gomez and Gigi Hadid have spoken out in support of the A-lister!

This is NOT over, y’all!! We’ll continue to keep you updated as more info comes out on both sides!

[Image via Brian To/WENN]

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Nov 15, 2019 08:40am PDT