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
SoundCloud and Triller team up for emerging artists playlist
It’s clearly the day for partnerships with social media companies that have rubbed some rightsholders up the wrong way. Alongside Billboard/Twitter we also have a SoundCloud/Triller tie-up to tell you about. SoundCloud...
May 6, 2021
Indian label Times Music signs licensing deal with Triller
TikTok’s ban in India has created a boom in user growth for other short-video apps, particularly those launched by Indian companies. However, western app Triller is also hoping to capitalise, and has just signed a licensing...
April 28, 2021
Triller has a new CEO and ambitions for ‘internet 3.0’
We know what you’re thinking. What IS internet 3.0? According to Triller’s latest announcement, it’s about “consolidating technology, apps and entertainment and lifestyle content platforms”...
April 15, 2021
Triller finally has a music licensing deal with US publishers
The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has had short-video app Triller in its sights for some time now over licensing. However, a deal has finally been struck to end the public hostilities. “NMPA is pleased...
March 25, 2021
Verzuz switches Apple Music for Triller following acquisition
It’s just under nine months since Instagram livestreams brand Verzuz signed an exclusive deal with Apple Music. However, that deal is now at an end according to Variety, after Verzuz was acquired by Triller’s...
March 10, 2021
Triller now claims it’s worth $10bn even with half the users
We may be reaching the point where someone needs to take Triller’s shovel away and gently remind it of the merits of stopping digging. Earlier this week, the company was the focus of a Billboard report claiming it had...
February 18, 2021
Triller claims ‘there is no legal definition of MAU/DAU’
In the past, Triller has responded aggressively to accusations that it has inflated its user figures in public statements: for example threatening to sue analytics firm Apptopia when the latter questioned its stats. Now...
February 17, 2021
Triller who? Universal Music reveals new deal with TikTok
One of the claims made by Triller in its response to UMG pulling its catalogue from the app last week was to bring TikTok into the fight. “It is UMG using their artist names as a front to extract ridiculous and non-sustainable...
February 9, 2021