YouTube, Snap and TikTok to testify in US over children’s safety
In 2021, if you're a big tech platform with lots of children using your service, chances are you'll be in front of a committee of politicians sooner rather than later explaining how you keep those children safe.
October 20, 2021
They’ve got a TikTok-et to Ride: The Beatles are now on TikTok
As with other heritage artist launches on the app, it brings music with it: 36 Beatles tracks added to TikTok's catalogue for people to use in their videos.
October 18, 2021
TikTok’s plans to launch NFTs reportedly run into trouble
Remember TikTok’s announcement last month that it was launching its first range of ‘TikTok Top Moments’ NFTs, kicking off with a Lil Nas X collaboration on 6 October? How’s that going? Not so well, actually. That...
October 12, 2021
TikTok wants to help brands license music to use on its app
The boundary between user-generated content and sponsored or branded content is important for music rightsholders, who feel strongly that if a video on a social app or video service is being paid for by a brand, it should...
October 8, 2021
TikTok revenues in Europe grew by 545% to $170.8m in 2020
We have some new official data on the growth of TikTok’s business, courtesy of financial results filed by its European subsidiary TikTok Information Technologies UK. First reported on by CNBC, the results can be accessed...
October 5, 2021
TikTok launches its first NFT collection (including Lil Nas X)
NFTs as a "creator empowerment tool" eh? That's the pitch TikTok is making with the launch of its first collection under the brand of TikTok Top Moments.
October 1, 2021
TikTok targets brands with new tools to connect with creators
Fresh from announcing that it has more than one billion monthly active users, TikTok has been setting out its latest tools to tempt brands and small-to-medium sized business alike.
September 30, 2021
1 to the b(n): TikTok has more than 1bn monthly active users
If you don't know them, they're one to the bn, coming in hard, you better watch it, er, Instagram. Okay, that's enough TikTok viral rap references. The news is that the short-videos app has officially reached the milestone...
September 28, 2021
Report: Google may soon be indexing TikTok and Instagram videos
You'll see a lot of YouTube videos when searching for artists on Google. What you won't see are TikTok and Instagram videos. This may be changing soon.
September 27, 2021
Campaigns :: 22 September 2021 – Beatport, Waterparks, Vengaboys, and Coldcut
Beat the ‘Tok: Beatport runs TikTok DJ duet challenge We occasionally veer away from artist-centric campaigns here to include interesting things that companies (usually DSPs, but not always) do in terms of their own marketing....
September 22, 2021
TikTok’s sister app Douyin limits children’s usage in China
Douyin is the Chinese version of TikTok, and like other apps that are popular with young people in China, it’s facing pressure to limit the time they spend on its service. Cue what Douyin described in a blog post as...
September 21, 2021