Big Machine Records, LLC, was Taylor's label from 2005 to 2018. It is an independent American record label specializing in
country artists. Big Machine is based on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, and is distributed by Universal Music Group (UMG).
Big Machine Records was launched in September 2005 by former DreamWorks Records executive, Scott Borchetta, and initially became a joint venture between Borchetta and country
singer Toby Keith.