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Unsealed ruling shows why TikTok US app stores ban was blocked

We reported yesterday on a US judge blocking the Trump administration's order that TikTok be banned from Apple and Google's app stores this weekend. Yesterday, the ruling was unsealed, revealing his reasoning. One of...
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Judge blocks Trump administration’s TikTok app stores ban

Wake up, take a look at the US app stores (if you can) and see that... TikTok remains available to download. That's because a US District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction last night to prevent the Trump administration's...
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TikTok seeks injunction to stave off US app stores ban

As we reported yesterday, it’s still up in the air whether Donald Trump or the Chinese authorities will accept Oracle and Walmart’s proposed deal for TikTok in the US. If not, as things stand TikTok will be banned...
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A majority US-owned TikTok Global? ByteDance begs to differ

We, like you, are looking forward to a week when TikTok isn't our biggest story every day. But the latest developments in the US do require a bit more space for unpicking: unsurprisingly, the company's deal with Oracle and...
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TikTok US ban postponed as Trump approves Oracle/Walmart deal

It's been another topsy-turvy weekend in the US for TikTok. On Friday, the Department of Commerce announced that as of 20 September (Sunday) US app stores would be banned from making the app available to download, or for...
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TikTok tipped for IPO with Oracle stake… if Trump approves

What's going on with the TikTok acquisition or investment in the US... is what a lot of TikTok staff around the world are wondering, let alone the wider tech and music industries. The next few days are going to be crucial...
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Oracle confirms that it’s part of ByteDance US TikTok proposal

After yesterday's news that Microsoft's bid for TikTok's US business has been rejected, rival suitor Oracle offered an update on its plans. It's "part of the proposal submitted by ByteDance to the Treasury Department over...
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ByteDance could miss deadline for selling TikTok in the US

TikTok's future in the US remains decidedly unclear, amid reports that its parent company ByteDance may struggle to meet a 20 September deadline for agreeing a sale of its popular social app. Bloomberg reported that...
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US recorded music revenues grew by 5.6% in first half of 2020

US music industry body the RIAA has published its annual mid-year stats for the recorded music market there. They show that revenues grew by 5.6% year-on-year to $5.7bn in the first half of 2020. The story here, as in...
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Global Citizen and Spotify enlist artists for US vote campaigns

With less than two months to go to the US presidential election, efforts to encourage people to vote are heating up. Musicians – and now even music streaming services – are playing a prominent role. Global Citizen, which...
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1% of artists account for 90% of streams says Alpha Data

The question of how long the ‘long tail’ of streaming is – and also how miserable it might be – has long been a subject for debate in the music industry. US analytics firm Alpha Data has some new figures...
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Music Ally Startup Files: Mime takes the music business hyper-local

Made In Memphis Entertainment (Mime), launched in 2015, has a quietly radical idea at its core: 'disruptive decentralisation'. It's about creating a root-and-branch alternative to the traditional music business structure....