The show must go on.
Taylor Swift will indeed perform at the American Music Awards this Sunday (November 24).
Last week, Swift published a note to fans explaining why she couldn’t perform at the awards show. Scooter Braun, who owns her masters, and Big Machine Label head, Scott Borchetta, were legally stopping her from doing so. According to Swift, they claimed her televised performance is considered a re-recording of past works, something she’s not allowed to do until next year. We just published a story detailing the aftermath.
Big Machine Label Group and the AMAs production company, **** Clark productions, reached an agreement, Variety reports.
“The Big Machine Label Group and **** 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.”
They add: “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.”