Taylor Swift’s label UMG to pull music from TikTok, accusing the social media app of bullying

Universal Music Group (UMG) has decided to stop letting TikTok use its music, saying TikTok is being unfair and intimidating

TikTok responded by accusing UMG of caring more about money than its artists and songwriters.

UMG claims TikTok is trying to make money from music without paying a fair amount.

The agreement allowing UMG's music on TikTok expired, and they might remove their songs from TikTok

UMG raised concerns during talks about paying artists fairly, protecting them from AI effects, and keeping TikTok safe.

TikTok suggested lower payment rates, but UMG says TikTok only contributes 1% of its total earnings.

1. UMG accuses TikTok of letting AI-created music flood the platform and replacing human artists.

1. The music industry is dealing with challenges posed by AI-generated music.

1. UMG also says TikTok isn't doing enough to prevent copyright infringement on its platform.

1. UMG accuses TikTok of using bullying tactics during negotiations.

1. TikTok responds, expressing disappointment in UMG's actions and highlighting its role as a platform for artists.

1. TikTok claims to have fair agreements with other music labels and signed a deal with Warner Music Group last year.

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