Celebrity Scoop – 11/19/2019


Taylor Swift’s former record label Big Machine Label Group released a statement confirming the singer can perform her old songs at the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24th.

Big Machine Label Group, which owns the singer’s catalog of recordings through 2017 album Reputation, released a statement with saying the 29-year-old would be able to go ahead with plans to perform a medley of her old songs during the AMAs, where she is scheduled be receive the Artist of the Decade award.

“The Big Machine Label Group and Dick Clark Productions announce that they have come to terms on a licensing agreement that approves their artists’ performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms,” the statement reads. “This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performances for Thomas Rhett and former Big Machine Records recording artist Taylor Swift.” “It should be noted that recording artists do not need label approval for live performances on television or any other live media,” it states. “Record label approval is only needed for contracted artists’ audio and visual recordings and in determining how those works are distributed.”

However, Dick Clark Productions, which produces the AMAs, released a statement saying, “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. Any final agreement on this matter needs to be made directly with Taylor Swift’s management team. We have no further comment.”

The public battle over Swift’s planned performance began Thursday, when the singer tweeted that Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun were attempting to block her from performing her old music at the AMAs and on an upcoming Netflix documentary.

Big Machine initially responded to Swift’s post, saying the label had been attempting to meet with Swift to work out terms for the AMAs and the documentary. The statement alleged Swift admitted to owning the label millions of dollars, a claim refuted by a representative for Swift. The rep said Big Machine actually owes Swift $7.9 million in unpaid royalties. The American Music Awards are scheduled for November 24th.


Full Story: Variety


Christina Aguilera and Post Malone will perform at the 2019 American Music Awards.

Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced that Aguilera will take the stage with A Great Big World, while Malone will perform with Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott and Watt, at the awards show Sunday in Los Angeles. The 2019 ceremony will mark the TV debut of “Fall On Me,” a new song from Aguilera and A Great Big World. A Great Big World teased “Fall On Me” in a tweet Monday.

The 2019 ceremony will also mark the TV debut of Malone, Osbourne, Scott and Watt’s collaboration, “Take What You Want,” released in October.

It was also announced that Green Day will perform “Basket Case,” in honor of the 25th anniversary of their album Dookie, and the new song “Father of All.”

The new additions join previously announced performers Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, Billie Eilish, Kesha and Big Freedia, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Thomas Rhett and Shania

The 2019 American Music Awards, hosted by Ciara, will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 24th on ABC. Voting is open until November 20th.


Full Story: Billboard

BILLBOARD NAMES TAYLOR SWIFT ITS WOMAN OF THE DECADE: Taylor Swift is the only female artist ever to have been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year twice, so it’s no surprise that next month, the publication will present her with its first-ever Woman of the Decade Award. Taylor will receive her honor December 12th at L.A.’s Hollywood Palladium, during Billboard’s annual “Women in Music Event.” Other female stars being honored include Alanis Morissette, Nicki Minaj, and Brandi Carlile. The event will be hosted by Hayley Kiyoko, who last year was named Billboard’s Rising Star. Taylor will be named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards, which air this Sunday night on ABC.

CHRISTIAN BALE TURNED DOWN FOURTH BATMAN BECAUSE … The Dark Knight Rises wouldn’t have been Christian Bale’s last Batman film if Warner Bros. had its druthers, but he bowed out. The star tells the Toronto Sun: “When they came [to us after ‘Batman Begins’] and said, ‘You want to go make another?’ It was fantastic, but we still said, ‘This is it. We will not get another opportunity. ‘Then they came and they said, ‘OK, let’s do the third one.’ Chris had always said to me that if we were fortunate to be able to make three we would stop. ‘Let’s walk away after that,’ he said. Then when they inevitably came to us and said, ‘How about a No. 4?’ I said, ‘No. We have to stick to Chris’ dream, which was always to, hopefully, do a trilogy. Let’s not stretch too far and become overindulgent and go for a fourth.’”

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