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Universal-TikTok licensing dispute puts AI and online safety questions center stage

Universal Music Group today started removing music from TikTok following a dispute between the pair driven in part by concerns about artificial intelligence and online safety on the video-sharing platform.
The music label, which represents artists including Taylor Swift and Drake, had a licensing deal with TikTok that expired yesterday.

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Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

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