TikTok and Universal settle music royalties dispute [from BBC]

TikTok and Universal settle music royalties dispute [from BBC]

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TikTok will restore millions of songs to the platform after settling a dispute with Universal Music Group over royalties.

It means users will once again be able to make videos featuring songs from artists including Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande.

A row over how much TikTok was paying saw the two companies trade accusations – and Universal withdraw some of the world’s most famous singers.

But the rift now appears to have been healed with the firms announcing “improved remuneration” for artists, though they have not revealed how much money will change hands.

Read more: TikTok and Universal settle music royalties dispute [from BBC]