Universal Music removes songs from TikTok: What it means for Taylor Swift and The Weeknd
Now without Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. Universal Music has decided to remove its music from TikTok
Universal Music Group, which owns the rights to the songs of many popular artists such as Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Drake, offers remove your music from TikTok. The reason is disagreements in payment issues.
- Universal Music believes that TikTok is not paying enough for access to their music catalog. On the other hand, TikTok thinks that Universal Music is asking too much.
- Despite more than a billion users, TikTok accounts for just 1% of Universal's total revenue, the label said.
In an open letter to artists and songwriters who are part of Universal's community of musicians, which controls a third of the world's music, it states that "TikTok is finally trying to build a business based on music, without paying a fair price for it."
In response, TikTok said: "It is very unfortunate and disappointing that Universal Music Group is putting its own greed ahead of the interests of its artists and songwriters."
Universal is a leading company in the global music industry. According to her portfolio, she owns the rights to a huge number of artists, from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to Elton John and Ariana Grande. Including Sophie Alice-Bextor's popular hit Murder on the Dancefloor, which recently went viral on TikTok.
This is the first time that Universal Music has taken such drastic measures. In the past, the company had repeatedly threatened to remove their songs from other music platforms, but in the end they were able to negotiate a payment.
Universal Music has decided to remove its songs from TikTok due to a payment dispute between the companies. Universal Music believes that TikTok is not paying enough for access to their catalog, and TikTok believes that Universal Music is asking too much.
This may have the effect of reducing the availability of popular songs managed by Universal Music on TikTok. Also, this may lead to a decrease in the interest of artists and songwriters in cooperation with TikTok.
History shows that Universal Music previously threatened to remove their songs from other platforms, but eventually managed to negotiate a payment. There is a possibility that this conflict can also be resolved by concluding a favorable agreement between the companies.
- Universal Music Group: A major music label that owns the rights to music many famous performers.
- TikTok: A popular social media platform where users can create and share short videos.
- Taylor Swift: American pop singer and songwriter.
- The Weeknd: Canadian popular music artist known for his hit singles.
- Drake: Canadian rapper and popular performer.