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Universal To Pull Its Music Catalog From TikTok After Failing To Reach Deal

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2024
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Universal Music Group will stop licensing its music library to TikTok after both companies failed to reach an agreement over several issues, including artist payments and AI-generated content, the label announced Tuesday. In a statement, Universal said its existing licensing deal with TikTok will expire on Wednesday, after which its songs will be removed from the service. UMG said during contract renewal discussions, the company pressed TikTok on three issues: “appropriate compensation for our artists and songwriters, protecting human artists from the harmful effects of AI, and online safety for...

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