According to nmpa, whose members include all three major music publishers and the world’s largest independent musician, the agreement “describes tiktok’s past use of music works” and establishes a “forward-looking partnership.”.
the first part of the sentence indicates that tiktok has agreed to pay nmpa a fee for a one-time compensation for unauthorized use of its member’s work in the past.
the second part (on the “forward looking partnership”) will allow nmpa members to choose to join a license agreement that will be retroactive to May 1, 2020.
the deal ends the growing tension between nmpa and tiktok, which has publicly put pressure on a number of bytecance’s companies.
in October 2019, nmpa called for a “censorship” of tiktok and wrote that the video sharing platform “has been violating US Copyright Law and the rights of composers and music publishers.”.
and music publishers formally threatened to sue tiktok through the nmpa in April, according to the financial times. At the time, nmpa chief executive David Israelite told FT that suing tiktok for copyright infringement was “a possible step in the future.”.
“we are happy to find a way forward with tiktok, which will benefit songwriters and publishers and provide critical compensation for their work. ”
” music is an important part of applications such as tiktok. It integrates songs and expression together. It not only popularizes new music, but also gives new life to classic songs.
“this agreement respects the work of the creators and provides a way to be paid for their important contributions to the platform. ”
” we are pleased to work with nmpa to bring their member companies into the platform to help hundreds of millions of people discover and appreciate their songs. ”
OLE obermann, head of global music at tiktok. “Tiktok is honored to work with music publishers and composers to realize the discovery of artists and songs and support revenue opportunities.
“we are pleased to work with nmpa to bring their member companies into the platform and help hundreds of millions of people discover and appreciate their songs. ”
” we look forward to continuing to work with songwriters to help them use tiktok as a powerful and innovative channel to reach global audiences through unique creative and participatory forms. ”
” this agreement respects the work of the creators and provides a way to get paid for their important contributions to the platform. ”
in yesterday’s news (July 22), tiktok confirmed that it had signed a multi-year distribution and marketing agreement with believe, a Paris based company.