The Rift Between TikTok and Universal Music Group

TikTok vs Universal Music Group

New beef between two marketing giants has rendered thousands of trending videos silent. After a breakdown in talks between TikTok and Universal Music Group, the music juggernaut pulled its entire catalogue from the platform. As a result, videos featuring the works of Adele, Harry Styles, SZA and more remain available on mute. It’s an odd […]

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TikTok’s Push for Long-form Content

TikTok is placing big bets on long-form content. The platform has thrived on short clips since its launch in 2016, however newly announced changes to its creator programme reveal a major shift in strategy. On December 16th, TikTok phased out the original Creator Fund initiative, replacing it with the new launched  “Creativity Program.” Despite its […]

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The Significance of a TikTok Ban

TikTok continues to be the app on everyone’s lips. Popularity of the social media giant remains high, especially amongst young audiences. But in this case not all press is positive. With government device bans in the US, EU, Canada, Australia, and the UK, all eyes are watching to see if outright national TikTok bans will […]

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Why is TikTok Thriving?

Since its launch in 2016, the popularity of TikTok remains on an upward trajectory. Originally led by early Gen Z adopters, it’s become part of the daily media loop we’re all familiar with. With word of pullbacks from Twitter, Meta, and other media giants, why is TikTok thriving? The downfall of other platforms have seen […]

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Has TikTok Changed Social Media for Good?

TikTok Mobile

Since its arrival in 2016, TikTok has persisted in disrupting the landscape of social media. The introduction of short form content can now be seen on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and even YouTube. Whilst these platforms have introduced short form content to compete with the fast-growing TikTok, is this change something that users actually […]

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