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Technology • Internet & Web
Music label Universal Music revokes music rights from TikTok rival
Triller logo
Triller logo Credit: Triller.co

Universal Music, the biggest record label in the world and the label for some of the most well-known artists in the world like Rihanna, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish, has pulled all of its songs from the TikTok rival video-sharing app, Triller.

The company said that Triller has "shamefully withheld payments owed to our artists" and that it refused to negotiate a license to use music legitimately.

Triller - which gained a huge following last year when under Donald Trump, the US threatened to ban TikTok - has been accused by Universal Music of "shamefully withholding payments owed to our artists and refuses to negotiate a licence going forward."

Universal Music continued "We have no alternative except to remove our music from Triller, effective immediately."

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Music
Bob Dylan sells his entire catalogue of songs to Universal Music
Bob Dylan sells his entire catalogue of songs to Universal Music
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Bob Dylan has sold his entire catalogue of music, which encompasses over 600 songs, to Universal Music Publishing Group in the biggest music publishing deal in decades. Financial terms have not been disclosed, but the New York Times estimates that it was worth more than $300 million.