Tag: tik tok
TikTok under fire again from US child-privacy campaigners
In February 2019, TikTok paid $5.7m as part of a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission following a child-privacy investigation dating back to the Musical·ly app (not us!) that TikTok merged with in 2018. Besides...
May 14, 2020
TikTok has label licences, but publishers are threatening to sue
We reported last week on TikTok signing short-term licensing deals with major labels, as a bridge to longer agreements at a later date. However, Bytedance’s social app still has some licensing headaches on the publishing...
April 6, 2020
Is Triller music’s next big launchpad?
It’s not quite a case of: “Come in, TikTok – your time is up.” However, Triller has been growing sharply in recent months and is starting to break tracks and acts in its own way. For now, the audience skews towards...
March 19, 2020
TikTok appoints US external advisors for content moderation
TikTok has been under a lot of scrutiny in recent months, in the US particularly, over how its content moderation policies work. Now the app has appointed what US general manager Vanessa Pappas described as “an external...
March 19, 2020
TikTok was downloaded 113m times in February says Sensor Tower
App analytics firm Sensor Tower has published its latest estimates for TikTok’s popularity. The company reckons that the app had its best month ever in terms of downloads and revenues in February 2020. In fact, TikTok...
March 13, 2020
TikTok plans African push in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa
TikTok expects to have 300 million users in India by the end of this year, but now Bytedance’s social app has its sights set on another high-potential region: Africa. Quartz has an interesting report on how TikTok is...
March 12, 2020
Rihanna now has a ‘Fenty Beauty House’ for TikTok influencers
We’ve written before about the phenomenon of ‘collab houses’ – it’s when a group of influencers (particularly TikTokers) rent a house and then live there, using it as a base for shooting videos and collaborating....
March 10, 2020
TikTok expects to have 300m users in India by end of 2020
India has fast become a crucial market for social app TikTok: it has built an audience of 200 million users there. However, its India boss Nikhil Gandhi expects that growth to continue. Referring to his hopes for 2020, he told...
March 5, 2020
Phantom Of The Tokera: get set for TikTok: the stage show
You like the app – now try the festival. The storied London Palladium theatre will be hosting ‘For You Stage, a Live Show Feat TikTok Superstars’ on 24 and 25 May this year. Named after the ‘For You’ discovery tab...
March 3, 2020
TikTok tipped to have 52.2m users in the US by 2021
Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for the growth of TikTok in the US and UK. It claims that in 2019, TikTok doubled its user base in the US from 18.8 million people to 37.2 million. Now it expects...
February 28, 2020
Despite link issues, BTS TikTok #OnChallenge has 133.8m views
We reported last week on TikTok’s coup in securing a 30-second exclusive preview of ‘ON’ – a track from the new BTS album – ahead of its official release to streaming services. The app challenged fans to create...
February 24, 2020
TikTok gets a BTS premiere (plus a Republic Records series)
In 2020 there are few music exclusives bigger than being the first place the famously-passionate BTS Army can hear a new track from the K-Pop stars. So it’s a mark of TikTok’s ambitions in the music industry that it’s...
February 20, 2020