Major record labels want more money for music played on ByteDance-owned app TikTok and its China-based equivalent Douyin

According to a report in Bloomberg, Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music could pull their catalogs from the apps if no progress is made during negotiations presently taking place ahead of the expiration of their deals this spring.

TikTok is a short-form mobile video and live video streaming platform based in Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Jakarta, Mumbai, and Moscow.
The app is owned by ByteDance, which was founded by software engineer Zhang Yiming in 2012.

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Borussia Dortmund becomes first Bundesliga club to launch on TikTok

Sports clubs and teams around the world have been long trying new ways to reach a wider fan base across the world. With major players within the sports world investing in new world brands and conjointly in social platforms, the limits of reaching news fans every year are just beyond the eye can meet.

TikTok is a short-form video-based platform from China – conjointly known as Douyin. The increasing popularity and use of the social app seem like the perfect way to reach a new generation of fans for football.
While the app is presently very famous in Asia, German giants Borussia Dortmund are looking to spread their fan base across the continent through the entertainment platform. The app has around five hundred million downloads globally and is available in seventy five different languages.

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80% youngsters want TikTok prohibited in India: Survey

Eight out of ten millennials living in India want the controversial Chinese video app TikTok to be banned, reveals a survey by news app Inshorts.

This comes after the Madras high court last week advised the Central government to ban the app claiming it was encouraging pornography among children.
The court said that inappropriate content was being provided by the TikTok app, owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, and the government had a social responsibility to stop it.

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