• Taylor Swift can perform old songs at AMAs, former record label says

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Taylor Swift will be honored as Artist of the Decade at Sunday's American Music Awards ceremony, and the singer will be allowed to perform old music from her Big Machine catalog, the record label said.

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    Big Machine, without mentioning Swift by name, told Billboard in a statement that the company has "agreed to grant all licenses of their artists' performances to stream post-show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms."

    The apparent truce between Swift and her former record label comes a week after the singer took to social media to complain that Big Machine Label Group executives Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun had blocked her efforts to sing her old songs on television "because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year," Rolling Stone reported.

    Swift charged the label originally said she could not use her old music during a medley during the AMAs, the magazine reported.

    Borchetta and Braun's company, Ithaca Holdings, bought Big Machine, which owned Swift's six-album catalog, in June, Billboard reported.

    Swift's representatives have not responded to a request for comment, the magazine reported.

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