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Swift has film clearance from Big Machine

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This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift performing at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

With Taylor Swift's Netflix documentary "Miss Americana" set to open the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020 comes word that all of her older material has been cleared for use in the film.

The documentary was a flashpoint in the latest public flare-up over Scooter Braun's acquisition of Big Machine Label Group, and with it the rights to Swift's first six albums.

She claimed that Big Machine was blocking her from using songs from that catalog in the documentary.

But according to a source, Swift's "songs have been cleared" and the clearances were granted within 24 hours of her request.

"Miss Americana" was directed by Lana Wilson and offers "a raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice", according to a release of the Sundance Film Festival lineup.

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