In response to Universal Music Group’s directive, TikTok is currently in the process of removing songs written or co-written by songwriters signed to Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG). This move comes as part of Universal Music Group’s requirement, based on information provided by the publishing group.

The removal of these songs has implications not only for the songwriters and artists represented by UMPG but also affects numerous artists and songwriters not associated with Universal.

Despite the ongoing dispute, TikTok remains dedicated to seeking a fair resolution with Universal Music Group. Meanwhile, the platform reassures music enthusiasts that they can still enjoy millions of tracks from various artists, songwriters, and labels. TikTok vows to continue facilitating connections between artists and their fans, even for those whose music is presently unavailable on the platform.

This development underscores the complexities surrounding digital music licensing and distribution, as well as the significant role platforms like TikTok play in connecting artists with audiences.

TikTok users are encouraged to explore the diverse range of music still available on the platform while the dispute between TikTok and Universal Music Group unfolds.