TikTok is adding more musical effects to use in videos
As the likes of Snapchat and Instagram do more with music, TikTok is fighting back by bolstering its own suite of music-related features for its creators. Yesterday, it announced plans for some “immersive music creative...
April 8, 2021
Tools. TrendTok: #1 app for TikTok Trends & Sounds
One helpful way of growing a channel on TikTok is to jump on a trend when it’s still emerging. There are a few ways to stay on top of what’s new: TikTok has the ‘Discover’ tab, industry newsletters highlight hot topics...
April 1, 2021
Amazon Music and TikTok on board for 2021 Brit Awards
This year’s Brit Awards will be taking place on 11 May, a little later in the year than usual due to Covid-19. With the nominations due to be announced tomorrow (31 March) the organisers have confirmed their key digital...
March 30, 2021
Stevie Nicks reportedly blocks use of ‘Dreams’ for an NFT
Well, of course that guy on the skateboard who made that Fleetwood Mac song go viral on TikTok is now selling that video as a non-fungible token. Nathan Apodaca is hoping to trouser at least $500k from the NFT sale of his...
March 22, 2021
Madison Beer’s ‘immersive reality’ concert to air on TikTok
Earlier this year we wrote about Sony Music’s plans for a virtual concert by artist Madison Beer, with an avatar version of the star performing in a virtual recreation of the Sony Hall venue in New York. At the time,...
March 19, 2021
Yungblud re-releases ‘Parents’ with a fan after TikTok duet
Artist Yungblud is re-releasing a track from 2019 due to TikTok, but no, this isn’t because someone went viral singing along to it on a skateboard. Instead, Yungblud ran a duet contest on TikTok inviting fans to freestyle...
March 18, 2021
TikTok’s new ‘music hub’ highlights trending tracks and artists
TikTok is launching a new feature described as its ‘music hub’ in the UK, which it says will help people to see which tracks, artists and playlists are currently trending on the service. It will be accessed from...
March 10, 2021
‘Deep Tom Cruise’ takes deepfakes to a new level on TikTok
Have you seen Tom Cruise’s new TikTok account? He’s doing magic tricks, playing golf and falling over in shops, entertainingly enough to have racked up more than 338,000 followers and a million likes. The twist,...
March 1, 2021
Twitter isn’t buying Indian TikTok rival Moj – but it might have
‘Company X not buying Company Y’ may seem like a pointless news story: we may as well tell you that Music Ally isn’t buying Spotify, right? But news that Twitter was in talks about a potential acquisition...
February 22, 2021
Justin Bieber Valentine’s Day TikTok livestream got 4m views
We reported on Justin Bieber’s plans for a Valentine’s Day livestream on TikTok – the first such event since the social app signed an expanded deal with Universal Music Group. Sit down for this revelation:...
February 19, 2021
TikTok faces Euro complaint alleging consumer law breaches
There may be trouble ahead for TikTok in the European Union. Consumer rights organisation BEUC has filed a complaint with the European Commission and coordinated a wider raft of calls for investigations of TikTok by regulators...
February 17, 2021
ByteDance could sell TikTok India to local rival Glance
ByteDance appears to have seen off attempts by the last US administration to force it to sell TikTok to an American company or shut it down. Now the company can refocus its attention on a country where its social video app...
February 15, 2021