Taylor Swift’s performance at the American Music Awards appeared to be given new life on Monday after the star publicly admonished her former record label and alleged it was preventing her from playing her earlier hit records.
Her former label, Big Machine Records, released a statement on Monday claiming that it had come to an agreement on the use of Swift's music at the upcoming award show.
Big Machine Records' statement, which was obtained by Variety, claimed that it and Dick Clark Productions had “come to terms on a licensing agreement that approves their artists’ performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platform.” The agreement maintained that it would not only cover Swift’s performance but the performance of Thomas Rhett as well.
"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,” the statement continued.
However, shortly after the statement was released, Dick Clark Productions denied that it had settled on an arrangement with the music label.
“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,” the production company said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “Any final agreement on this matter needs to be made directly with Taylor Swift’s management team. We have no further comment.”
Reps for Big Machine and Dick Clark Productions did not immediately respond to additional requests by Fox News for comment.
On Thursday, Swift took to social media accusing Braun, Borchetta, and Big Machine of preventing her from playing songs from her older albums during her upcoming performance at the American Music Awards and blocking the production of a Netflix documentary she has been working on.
“Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I'm not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I'm allowed to next year," Swift alleged.
Braun bought Big Machine, which includes the masters to Swift's first six albums, in a controversial move earlier this summer. Swift previously pledged to re-record all her albums in order to maintain ownership.
"Additionally [...] Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years," Swift continued in her post. "Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project, even though there is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records anywhere in the film."
At the time, the label issued a response to Swift via its website, denying that it moved to prevent Swift from performing any of her songs, calling her claims “false information.”
Fans of the 29-year-old musician were also reportedly trying to find personal contact information about the employees, not just executives Braun and Borchetta, and leak it.
A source told Entertainment Tonight over the weekend that the music label's headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., had to be shut down early after "hostile death threats" were received on Friday and employees felt unsafe.
Fox News’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.