Hoobastank’s listeners jump 1,757% after a TikTok trend promotes ‘The Reason’ 17 years after release

A viral TikTok trend increases Hoobastank’s listeners by 1,757%, in the wake of the “I’m not a perfect person” challenge.

YouTube Shorts will make it easy to create short-form videos over music

A new button under music videos on YouTube will make it easy to capture short-form dancing and lip-sync videos on YouTube Shorts.

Instagram will stop promoting TikTok videos on Reels

Instagram have announced that videos with the TikTok watermark will not be recommended on the Reels tab.

Universal Music Group and TikTok partner for new worldwide licensing deal

A new deal between Universal Music and TikTok puts the label’s entire vast music catalogue on the platform.

TikTok files a patent counter-suit against Triller

After Triller filed a lawsuit against TikTok claiming they stole from a patent approved in 2017, TikTok have now filed a counter-suit. TikTok’s main competitor Triller filed a legal complaint against the company to a…

ByteDance are considering Douyin IPO in Hong Kong

Douyin and TikTok’s parent Beijing-based company ByteDance are reportedly considering taking Douyin public in Hong Kong. Douyin is the Chinese version of TikTok from ByteDance. According to a report from 36Kr, ByteDance are supposedly in…

John Lennon comes to TikTok with 11 tracks and a new account

If John Lennon were today he’d probably be a TikTok-er, right? Well, probably not but now him and his music are on there regardless. TikTok may not have been something that John Lennon would have…

Is TikTok more popular than Instagram now?

Despite Trump’s recent efforts to banish the huge Chinese social app from the US, it’s more popular than Instagram amongst US teens. A recent study shows, perhaps unsurprisingly, that TikTok is huge amongst teenagers in…

Judge blocks Trump’s TikTok download ban in the U.S.

Trump’s controversial download ban on the TikTok app in the United States has been blocked for the time being by a judge. TikTok and Trump have been butting heads for the past few months and…

TikTok plan 20% sale to Oracle, seek a U.S. based IPO, Trump demands “total control”

TikTok have confirmed their plans for the future following Trump’s pressure on the app’s place in the United States. After the U.S. announced last week that they would ban TikTok from US app stores on…