Harper Liu
Harper Liu

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The biggest songs on TikTok could soon disappear


  • Universal Music Group (UMG) plans to remove its catalog from TikTok due to failed licensing negotiations, potentially causing songs from major artists like Taylor Swift and Drake to disappear.
  • TikTok responded, accusing UMG of being greedy and deceptive, highlighting the platform's role as a promotional and discovery vehicle for artists.
  • The dispute involves disagreements over artist compensation, artificial intelligence protections, and platform safety, with UMG expressing concerns about TikTok's promotion of AI-generated music.

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Many of my music industry friends had concerns this was going to happen. It makes sense, the app is good for discovery, but if you are a mainstream artist like Drake or tailor swift, you make more money elsewhere, and the terms for you are pretty bad. So you have no interest in having your music there.