Taylor Swift All Clear to Sing ‘Shake It Off’ at AMAs … But Still May Not Perform It
11 / 19 / 2019 1: 00 AM PT
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‘s battle with her old record label, Big Machine, over her performance at the AMAs should be over, but it’s not , and the big question … why is she still reluctant to sing her old songs?
Taylor has been angry at Big Machine andScooter Braunover ownership of the masters of her first 6 albums. She claimed last week BM was withholding permission for her to sing her old hits, but the label fired back saying she can perform anything she wants during a live broadcast.
Our Taylor sources said that wasn’t enough because Dick Clark Productions – which produces the AMAs and rebroadcasts / repurposes the show – has to get permission from BM. Then on Monday, BM announced itworked out a licensing dealwith Dick Clark Productions soTaylor could singall her old songs.
Taylor’s people then complained that there couldn’t be an agreement without notifying her camp in writing of the licensing agreement. That was done Monday, so all should be good. But, it’s not.
Now, we’re told Taylor may not have enough time to incorporate the old songs in her performance, because such rehearsals take at least a month. Here’s the issue … she told her fans last Thursday she had been planning toperform her old songs, so if she was planning to, you would think she would have rehearsed with them.
So the question … will you hear “Shake It Off” at the AMAs? The jury is out, but we’re not betting on it.