Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary will be available to stream sooner than you think!
On January 31, Taylor Swift: Miss Americana will be available to stream on Netflix. The documentary will also premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 23.
The documentary follows the 30-year-old singer’s career, as well as a “raw and emotionally revealing look” at Swift’s personal life as she works towards finding her voice as a singer-songwriter while navigating the music industry as a woman.
Last November, Swift announced the documentary was in the making before her 2019 American Music Awards performance, where she was honored the Artist of the Decade Award. However, the singer-songwriter was faced with a dilemma about performing her old songs at the award show. During that time, she revealed to her fans in an open letter that her former record label Big Machine Label Group, owned by Scott Borchetta, and music manager Scooter Braun were jeopardizing her work. They refused to let her use old footage from her performances in the upcoming Netflix documentary, and also were not letting her perform her old hit songs at the AMAs because it would be considered re-recording her older music before she’s allowed to. The singer-songwriter will be allowed to re-record her older hits next year.
Swift continued, “Additionally – and this isn’t the way I had planned on telling you this news – Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years. 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.”
Following her statement, the label and individuals involved received backlash from her fans and other celebrities. Braun then made a public plea to the singer for a meeting so they could “fix” the situation.
At the AMAs, she opened up about her ongoing feud for her masters in her speech, calling it one of “the hardest things” she’s had to go through.
“The last year of my life has had some of the most amazing times and also some of the hardest things I’ve gone through in my life and not a lot of them are things that haven’t been public,” Swift said at the time. “And I wanted to thank you so much for being the thing that has been a constant in my life.”
She continued, “Like, this industry is really weird. You feel like your stock is either up or down and people either like you or they don’t or you’re feeling bad about yourself. But the people that hang in there for you are the ones that you will never forget.”
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana will be available to stream on January 31 on Netflix.