TikTok rivals continue to see spike in US downloads
Events around TikTok and its proposed ban in the US are moving so fast, any data on how consumers are responding risks being out of date as soon as it's published. Still, Sensor Tower has some new numbers on how TikTok's...
August 7, 2020
Indian labels hit short-video apps with infringement notices
It's not just the US where short-video apps are facing pressure from music rightsholders over their licensing deals (or lack of). It's happening in India too, where a number of these apps have been spiking in popularity since...
August 5, 2020
NMPA boss takes another shot at Triller over licensing
Triller may be suing TikTok for patent infringement, but the case has got the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) boss David Israelite riled. "I want to make sure I am clear on this. Stealing someone else’s...
August 4, 2020
Triller says it’s raising a $200m-$300m funding round
We reported yesterday on social music app Triller's claim that it reached 50 million active users in June. Now the company may be preparing a huge funding round. Fox Business reported that Triller "has commitments from...
July 30, 2020
Triller hits 50m users and poaches TikTok star Josh Richards
Social music app Triller has announced a new milestone: it reached 50 million monthly active users in June 2020. The company continues to define itself by its TikTok rivalry, pointing out that the 50m figure was "surpassing...
July 29, 2020
New Snapchat features include music lenses and mini apps
Yesterday, Snapchat’s parent company Snap, Inc announced a swathe of new features for the social app, including some that are directly relevant to music. One of those features is dedicated music lenses, explained yesterday...
June 12, 2020
‘Nobody’ does it better: DJ Neptune goes viral on Triller
TikTok tends to get the headlines when a music track goes viral through short-form videos. However, rival app Triller has also fuelled its fair share of hits by artists including Lil Tecca, Calboy, K$upreme, Rich The Kid,...
June 4, 2020
Chantel Jeffries gives Triller exclusive for new video
TikTok is not the only short-form video game in town and Triller has been snapping at its heels for some time, making a strong splash in the US and drawing in hip-hop acts in particular. Triller has now landed the exclusive on...
May 22, 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
Sandbox Issue 247: All Triller, No Filler: Music’s next big launchpad?
Lead: Triller is not a TikTok killer – but it is certainly proving to be a hearty contender. At the moment, it is strongest in the US and it skews heavily towards hip-hop as its in-built soundtrack. Its ambitions are, however,...
March 5, 2020
Triller bags an official partnership for the Grammy Awards
The US Recording Academy may be in the thick of a full-blown crisis following the defenestration of its boss Deborah Dugan, but with the Grammy Awards imminent, it’s still business as usual on the latter front. That includes...
January 22, 2020
Triller claims 26.5m users make it ‘bigger than TikTok’ in the US
Social music-video app Triller has announced a swathe of new artist investors; launched full-song in-app streaming; and trumpeted a new milestone of 26.5 million monthly active users (MAUs). The latter is a big surprise,...
December 20, 2019