Nov. 18, 2019: Taylor Gets Approval For Her AMAs Performance
On Nov. 18, Taylor was given permission to perform her old music catalogue during the American Music Awards. "The Big Machine Label Group and Dick Clark Productions announce that they have come to terms on a licencing agreement that approves their artists' performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms," the statement to Variety read. "This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performances. 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."
Shortly after, Dick Clark Productions denied that they had any involvement in the joint statement with Big Machine Records. "At no time did Dick Clark Productions agree to, create, authorize or distribute a statement in partnership with Big Machine Label Group regarding Taylor Swift's performance at the 2019 American Music Awards," a representative from the company told Rolling Stone. "Any final agreement on this matter needs to be made directly with Taylor Swift's management team. We have no further comment."