George Michael joins Prince and John Lennon on TikTok
It sounds like a supergroup for the ages, doesn’t it? But what George Michael, Prince and John Lennon have in common is that their estates and labels have been working with TikTok to bring their legacies into the world...
October 21, 2020
PearPop helps fans to pay for screen time with TikTok stars
There's a price on everything in the influencer world, and with a startup called PearPop, that includes collaborating with your favourite TikTok stars. The company has announced a marketplace for TikTokers to charge fans...
October 19, 2020
TikTok adds 11 John Lennon tracks plus an official account
If John Lennon had lived to his 80th birthday last Friday (9 October) we’re fairly sure he’d have been on TikTok – probably unicycling down a road glugging pineapple juice while lip-syncing to ‘Working Class Hero’...
October 12, 2020
Pakistan telco regulator bans ‘immoral/indecent’ TikTok
The ban on TikTok in India, which started in June, started a boom in rival short-video apps scrambling to fill the gap – in the most successful cases, racking up tens of millions of downloads. Could a similar thing happen...
October 12, 2020
Report: TikTok now more popular than Instagram with US teens
Investment bank Piper Sandler publishes a semi-annual study of US teenagers – 9,800 of them for its latest drop. It covers all kinds of topics, from social and political issues to favoured brands, but digital habits...
October 8, 2020
Dua Lipa launches TikTok-assisted ‘Levitating’ music video
In August, Dua Lipa launched her #DuaVideo challenge on TikTok, inviting fans to submit videos based on makeup, animation or dance using her 'Levitating' single. The promise was that the best creators would make it into...
October 5, 2020
TikTok creator fund reportedly paying 2-4 cents per 1,000 views
TikTok’s Creator Fund started as a $200m commitment in July to be distributed among US-based TikTokers trying to build careers on the platform. It quickly expanded to a promised $1bn over three years, with a European fund...
October 2, 2020
Leaked TikTok presentation reveals new data on usage
An internal marketing presentation from TikTok has revealed some new stats on the app's audience and usage. Bloomberg got its hands on the report, which focuses on Europe. Among the claims: that TikTok has 17 million...
October 1, 2020
As Trump stews, TikTok launches an in-app US elections guide
We're still waiting to find out what the Trump administration will do in response to a judge blocking its ban of TikTok in the US. We suspect the president won't be too keen on its latest feature though: an in-app guide...
September 30, 2020
Unsealed ruling shows why TikTok US app stores ban was blocked
We reported yesterday on a US judge blocking the Trump administration's order that TikTok be banned from Apple and Google's app stores this weekend. Yesterday, the ruling was unsealed, revealing his reasoning. One of...
September 29, 2020
J-Lo and Maluma’s #PatiChallenge races to 1.2bn TikTok views (but…)
Well, it sort of has, and sort of hasn't. We'll explain. Last week we reported on the marketing campaign around Jennifer Lopez and Maluma's new singles 'Pa Ti' and 'Lonely', including a #PatiChallenge on TikTok launched...
September 28, 2020
Judge blocks Trump administration’s TikTok app stores ban
Wake up, take a look at the US app stores (if you can) and see that... TikTok remains available to download. That's because a US District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction last night to prevent the Trump administration's...
September 28, 2020