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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
Lady Gaga wins five prizes and receives special award at MTV Video Music Awards
Lady Gaga wins five prizes and receives special award at MTV Video Music Awards
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The US musician Lady Gaga won a total of five awards at the MTV Video Music Awards in her hometown New York on Monday night. For her Artist*of the Year win she received a special Tricon Award to honor her commitment as an activist as well as her artistic work.