Universal Music sues Triller over royalty payments and reporting
In May 2021, the pair settled their differences with a new licensing deal, but barely 20 months on the relationship has crumbled again.
January 6, 2023
Triller music deals under the microscope amid catalogue removals
What’s the deal with Triller and music? It’s a longstanding question around the short-video service, and there are competing narratives.
December 5, 2022
Triller says that it has secured a new $310m investment
Despite legal headaches including an ongoing lawsuit from Sony Music, Triller says that it now plans to go public this quarter.
October 3, 2022
Verzuz founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland settle Triller lawsuit
Bad news for anyone who's already bought a lorry-load of popcorn in anticipation of watching the face off against Triller in court.
September 23, 2022
Triller raises $200m ahead of Q4 IPO; Sony sues claiming non-payment
Another exciting day for Triller, the short-video app which seems to attract controversy at every turn.
August 30, 2022
Triller lawsuit: firm hits out at Timbaland and Swizz Beatz
Timbaland and Swizz Beatz are suing Triller alleging unpaid monies from the company's acquisition of their livestreaming brand Verzuz.
August 18, 2022
Swizz Beatz and Timbaland sue Triller over Verzuz payments
The latest controversy around short-video app Triller relates to one of its acquisitions: livestreaming video series Verzuz.
August 17, 2022
Triller says that it’s now going public using a direct listing
Note the 'says' part of that sentence: for now, all that's been announced is "its plan to pursue a filing".
July 1, 2022
Triller and Boomplay team up for African music playlists
Boomplay has been building its reputation as one of the key local streaming services across Africa, growing to more than 65 million monthly active users.
January 27, 2022
As Steam bans games selling NFTs, should music be wary too?
This is not a music story, but it's one that may give our industry pause for thought in the continued excitement around non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
October 18, 2021
Triller launches $29.99 monthly livestreams subscription
Triller isn’t just a short-videos startup any more: it’s been getting into livestreams of music performances and boxing matches. Now it’s launching a subscription for them called TrillerPass. It will cost $29.99 a...
June 11, 2021
Universal Music and Triller bury the hatchet with licensing deals
In February this year, Universal Music Group took the highly unusual step of removing its music from social app Triller and publicly blasting the app for its approach to licensing. "We will not work with platforms that...
May 20, 2021