TikTok removes music from artists like Taylor Swift and The Beatles in licensing dispute

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TikTok removes music from artists like Taylor Swift and The Beatles in licensing dispute

All recorded music is licensed universal music group (UMG) has been removed from the music library Tik Tok As of Thursday, and all videos featuring Universal-licensed music have been muted.

Music from Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, The Beatles and other artists can no longer be heard Tik Tok After talks with the music group broke down universal Regarding compensation.

All recorded music is licensed universal music group (UMG) has been removed from the music library Tik Tok As of Thursday, and all videos featuring Universal-licensed music have been muted.

The previous licensing agreement between UMG and TikTok expired on January 31.

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after talks broke down universal accused on Tuesday Tik Tok “Trying to build a business based on music, without paying a fair price for it.”

The company said issues raised in the talks included adequate compensation for artists and songwriters, online safety for users and protecting artists from the harms of artificial intelligence (AI).

Tiktok reaction

Tik Tok A statement said it was “sad and disappointing universal music group Has put his greed above the interests of his artists.

Universal’s repertoire is vast and includes musicians such as Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Bob Dylan.

Despite its huge user base, Tik Tok This represents only 1% of Universal’s total revenues, the record company said.

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universal Other problems were pointed out, such as the large number of AI-generated recordings on the platform, as well as what it called a lack of efforts to address the violations with the artists’ music.

Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok is one of the most popular social networks in the world with over a billion users.

It is an important platform for emerging artists and record labels use it as a promotional tool. (AFP)

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