Drake, SZA, Nicki Minaj, And Others Face TikTok Removal Amid Universal Music Group's Greed Claims
The fact is they have chosen to walk away from the powerful support of a platform with well over a billion users that serves as a free promotional and discovery vehicle for their talent.
UMG's Contract Dispute Sparks TikTok Outcry Against Corporate Greed:
TikTok issues statement regarding Universal Music Group’s plans to pull its artists’ music from the platform following a breakdown in talks over payments:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 31, 2024
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TikTok maintained that it has successfully negotiated "artist-first" agreements with other labels and publishers, arguing that UMG's actions are not aligned with the best interests of musicians, songwriters, and fans.
The dispute raises uncertainties about the availability of music from top-tier artists on the TikTok platform.