Taylor Swift battles with former record company over playing her old music

Fans and celebrities defend Swift in ongoing feud with Big Machine Records.
2:29 | 11/16/19

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developments in Taylor Swift's battle with her former record company over permission to play her old music and ABC's Diane Macedo is right here with the story. Hey, Diane. So, good morning to you all. This all started two days ago with a post from Taylor Swift. Now, we have a new post from Taylor, two statements from the label, and still an open question, will she perform her old hits at the American music awards. Are you ready for it Reporter: Taylor Swift's former record label is firing back at the pop star denying they ever blocked the "Ready for it" singer from performing her biggest hits during next weekend's American music awards. Reporter: Big machine label group run by Scott borchetta and owned by scooter Braun says in a statement, despite our persistent efforts to find a private and mutually satisfaction solution Taylor made a unilateral decision to enlist her fanbase in a calculated manner that greatly affects the safety of our employees and their families. The company adds, the narrative Taylor has created does not exist. We share the collective goal of giving your fans the entertainment they both want and deserve. Once upon a time a few mistakes ago Reporter: But swift is releasing an apparent email from big machine label group she says supports her claims. The controversy started Thursday when swift posted a message saying in part, Scott borchetta told my team they'll allow me to use my music only if I agree not to re-record copycat versions of my songs next year. And also told my team that I need to stop talking about him and scooter Braun, basically be a good little girl and shut up or you'll be punished. I see how this is going to go Reporter: Now others are weighing in. Justin Bieber who is represented by scooter Braun took to Instagram posting a screen shot of a TMZ article claiming big machine is not preventing Taylor from performing her old music. We got bad blood Reporter: But friends of swift are coming to her defense. "Bad blood" co-star, Gigi hadid stated you know what the right thing to do is. Taylor and her fans deserve to celebrate the music. Selena Gomez writes on Instagram my heart is so heavy right now. It makes me sick and extremely angry. And just over a week till the show. Will she, won't she? It's still not clear. The label actually tells us that legally they can't stop Taylor from performing her songs, so fans, of course, are hoping that she will get up there, perform their favorite hits and, you know, shake it off. Clever. I like it.

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