February 7, 2024

The Day the Music Died on TikTok

by The Journal

Music from major artists like Taylor Swift and The Weeknd has been muted on TikTok after a licensing deal fell apart. WSJ’s Anne Steele breaks down what happened to billions of videos and why the two companies are at loggerheads over the terms of a new deal.

Further Reading and Watching:

- Bad Blood: Why TikTok Videos With Taylor Swift and Other Universal Artists Are Now Silent 

- Universal Music Group Poised to Stop Licensing Music to TikTok 

Further Listening:

- How TikTok Became the World's Favorite App 

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