Trump signs executive orders potential banning TikTok and WeChat in the US

The White House has issued two executive orders, showing 20th September as the date these companies must sell off their US divisions or cease operations. There have been some developments in the Microsoft, TikTok, US…

Microsoft confirm they are in talks with the US Government and TikTok to buy the app

Tensions between TikTok and the US Government heat up, as ByteDance (TikTok’s parent company) are forced to close opporations in the US or sell the app. One month after India officially banned the Chinese-owned app…

TikTok announce another Creator Fund this time in the UK and Europe worth $300m

TikTok are launching their second multi-million dollar Creator Fund to help creators on the platform earn a living off short-form video production. TikTok recently announced a $200m Creator Fund in the US via a blog…

ByteDance’s music streaming platform Resso may be banned from India soon

After TikTok and 58 other Chinese-owned app were banned last month for security and privacy reasons, 275 more app are being looked into by Indian officials. The report from The Economic Times claims that 275…

TikTok announce a $200m Creator Fund in the US

TikTok dedicate $200m to support their creators in the US. Applications open in August for those that hit their criteria. TikTok’s Creator Fund will be distributed to select creators over the coming year and will…

Which country has the most TikTok users?

TikTok is one of the biggest apps in the world with over 1 billion users on TikTok and it’s Chinese cousin Douyin – but where is it the most popular? The biggest country in the…

Triller rise to the top of the App Store in India after TikTok ban

US-based short form video app Triller takes the number one spot for Photo & Video on the App Store in India, after last week’s TikTok ban. Last week saw TikTok and 58 other Chinese-owned apps removed…

Music subscriber market share from Q1 2020 shows Spotify on top, followed by Apple Music and Amazon Music

The latest data from MIDiA shows which music streaming services hold what percentage of users and the growth of music streaming in 2020. Streaming as a whole has grown in 2020 with 400 million subscribers,…

ByteDance closes Indian short-form video app Vigo to promote TikTok

ByteDance hopes the move will encourage the 5 million monthly active users to migrate to TikTok which currently has 200 million users in India. Flipagram was a US-based brand, before being purchased by Chinese company…

How much of the music industry does Tencent really own?

Beyond their own huge music services Tencent has huge stakes in Universal, Warner, Spotify and others. Tencent is a huge Chinese company and with their music sector, Tencent Music Entertainment (TME), they are making its…