Tag: tik tok
Washington Post explores TikTok-censorship ‘culture clash’
TikTok’s difficult end-of-2019 in the US continues: now the Washington Post has been digging around in the company’s internal policies. ‘Inside TikTok: A culture clash where US views about censorship often...
November 6, 2019
Download stats suggest TikTok’s growth may be slowing down
Is TikTok’s rapid, global growth slowing down? App research firm SensorTower has put out some figures suggesting that it might. It claims that TikTok added 177 million ‘first-time users’ from Apple and Google’s app...
November 5, 2019
Pandora and TikTok ads found on video-piracy service TeaTV
There is no suggestion that Pandora or TikTok are knowingly funding a TV-piracy service called TeaTV. But ads for these and other legitimate digital services have been found within that website, in an investigation published...
October 21, 2019
TikTok’s problem with explicit music was an error, not policy
These are heady yet risky times for social app TikTok. Its downloads and usage continue to grow sharply, fuelled by a big-budget, long-term marketing campaign. It’s increasingly feted by brands and marketing teams within...
October 21, 2019
NMPA throws weight behind possible US investigation into TikTok
TikTok is currently under intense scrutiny in the US over its recently-revealed censorship policies, with prominent senator Marco Rubio having called for a formal investigation into the company. Now the National Music Publishers...
October 17, 2019
UGC is the key success metric on TikTok says Fanbytes founder
MBW has an interview with Timothy Armoo, founder and CEO of Fanbytes, where he talks about the TikTok campaign for Decca-signed act Aurora based around her track ‘The River’ which was about sending out “a positive...
October 11, 2019
Flighthouse now has 20m followers for its TikTok channel
Social brand Flighthouse has reached a new milestone with its TikTok channel: it now has more than 20 million followers. The company says that its recent growth has been fuelled by its decision to start producing its own...
October 9, 2019
TikTok explains why it won’t allow political advertising
Next year’s US presidential election promises to be a bumper pay-day for ad-supported digital services of all kinds, music included. Certainly Pandora and Spotify will be angling for the audio budgets of the candidates...
October 4, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg on TikTok competition: ‘This is a real thing’
Leaked audio from an internal Facebook meeting where CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions from staff has been making headlines – mainly around his promise of a “fight” if politicians try to break his company up....
October 2, 2019
TikTok launches a #CNSchallenge for BTS member J-Hope
What was that we were writing yesterday in our report on BTS joining TikTok? “We can expect BTS’ profile to be the ideal springboard for a hashtag challenge in the near future.” The very near future, as it...
September 27, 2019
K-Pop stars BTS are the latest artist to join TikTok
At the time of writing, it’s 19 hours since Big Hit Entertainment’s official Twitter profile for BTS made this announcement: “#BTS TikTok Channel Open!”. 19 hours later, BTS’ TikTok account is...
September 26, 2019
TikTok trumpets its role in helping DJ Regard have a viral hit
TikTok and its parent company Bytedance’s licensing negotiations with music rightsholders continue, as does its dispute with licensing hub ICE in the UK, which has been taken to the country’s copyright tribunal. Yet alongside...
September 20, 2019