From "Mastermind" to "What Was I Made For."
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Universal Music Group (UMG) may end its collaboration with TikTok if their ongoing disagreements are not resolved promptly.

In a letter, UMG raised concerns about fair compensation for artists and songwriters, safeguarding artists from AI misuse, and ensuring online safety for TikTok users. TikTok responded, expressing disappointment in UMG’s emphasis on money over the welfare of their artists.


Universal Music plans to remove its music from TikTok

If negotiations fail, UMG will pull its entire music library from TikTok, affecting several popular songs on the platform. Here are some of the tracks that might no longer be accessible:

“About You” by The 1975

Fans of nostalgia will have to discover a new favorite tune.

“All-American Bitch” by Olivia Rodrigo

Those recognizing overlooked details in songs will need to explore other musical options.

“FTCU” by Nicki Minaj

Creators who use this song for their dance videos will have to find alternatives.

“Now That We Don’t Talk” by Taylor Swift

Those sharing stories of past relationships will have to find a new anthem.

“Mastermind” by Taylor Swift

The narrative of grabbing their ex’s attention will no longer have a musical accompaniment.

“What Was I Made For” by Billie Eilish

Devotees of emotional Barbie will need to find another resonating song.

“yes, and?” by Ariana Grande

The TikTok community will have to explore new ways to engage with the content of this song.


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Elena Cavender

Elena is a tech reporter and the resident Gen Z expert at Mashable. She covers TikTok and digital trends. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in American History. Email her at[email protected]or follow her@ecaviar_.


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