TikTok Announces First Music Distribution Deal with UnitedMasters
The controversial social media app has announced its first music distribution deal with UnitedMasters which will allow creators on the video sharing app to directly distribute their music to streaming services like Spotify, TIDAL, YouTube, SoundCloud and Apple Music. Although The future of TikTok in the United States is uncertain at the moment but that hasn’t kept the company from going ahead with a major announcement.
The deal will allow users to create music, promote it on the Chinese app and then distribute it directly through UnitedMasters. NLE Choppa, Lil Tecca, Tobe Nwigwe, Lil XXEL, and many others have successfully used UnitedMasters to distribute their music worldwide. With the development, the company becomes the first music distribution platform to be integrated into TikTok.
TikTok notes that artists like Lil Nas X, Ambjaay, StaySolidRocky, Powfu, BENEE, Y2K, bbno$, and others have utilized their platform to push their music to millions of new listeners. UnitedMasters takes 10% share of revenue for music it distributes, allowing artists to retain their rights. They also have a subscription model where artists can pay a sum every month and keep 100% of revenue.
“TikTok artists who are creating music in their bedrooms today will be featured in the Billboard charts tomorrow,” said Ole Obermann, Global Head of Music at TikTok, in a statement. “Our mission is to help those artists achieve their creative potential and success. This partnership with UnitedMasters gives us a turn-key solution to help artists who are born on TikTok to reach their fans on every music service.”
“If you are a musical artist, TikTok is the best place for your music to go viral and UnitedMasters is the best place to sustain it while retaining full ownership of your work,” said Steve Stoute, CEO and Founder of UnitedMasters. “By combining the two, we create the platform for tomorrow’s stars who will be famous, fiercely independent and wealthy.”
TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is reportedly in talks to sell the North America, Australia and New Zealand operations of TikTok to Microsoft Corp.
Rapper Snow Billy Claims Legendary DJ Kay Slay Died Of AIDS
DJ Kay Slay Allegedly Died Of AIDS
A former friend of DJ Kay Slay is spreading a very disturbing rumor about him – saying that he knows what truly killed the legendary NYC DJ. This former friend is telling people on Clubhouse that Kay Slay “died of AIDS.”
Snow Billy, is a former friend of Kay Slay and NYC rapper who once managed Tekashi 6ix9ine. He went on Clubhouse yesterday and told his listeners, “DJ/rapper Kay Slay had full blown AIDS.”
Officially, Kay Slay’s family released a statement at the time of his death – saying that the legendary DJ passed away after a long bout of Covid-19. The family did not reveal any other comorbidity that may have contributed to his death.
We are not able to confirm the veracity of Snow Billy’s statements – and it doesn’t appear that he has any evidence to back up his claims either.
But even without any evidence, Snow Billy’s ‘AIDS’ rumor is spreading like wildfire all over social media.
Listen to the hundreds of people on Clubhouse discussing the rumor that Snow Billy started. We’re not posting the audio here, because it contains a lot of bad language, and many questionable assertions.
Texas Man Punched In The Face After Telling Child To Be Quiet At A Restaurant
<>Man Punched In The Face After Telling Child To Be Quiet At A Restaurant
According to reports gathered A Texas man was punched in the face by a parent after he reportedly told their child to “be quiet” at a taco restaurant.
The Brownsville Police Department is currently searching for a man who punched the reported victim on Easter Sunday at the Taco de Marcelos restaurant.
In a statement, police said: “the male subject got up from the table and started assaulting another customer. The male subject then exited the location and left the area.”
“The only other detail we can release is that the victim told the suspect’s child to be quiet because they were trying to eat. And the subject got mad and went over there and started punching the victim.”
The suspect is reportedly still on the loose and no one has come forward with his identity
Investigator Martin Sandoval said the victim had “a couple of bruises” but appeared to be fine despite the unexpected attack. In a video clip provided by police, the suspect appears to be a white male wearing a red T-shirt, black shorts, and sneakers.
However, the public has not reached out to the police about the suspect’s identity.
DaBaby “Shot Home Intruder in the Leg” at North Carolina Estate
According to reports circulating the internet, there was a shooting at DaBaby’s estate in North Carolina earlier today and DaBaby was home when the incident happened.
Around 7:45 p.m. on April 14th, Troutman Police officers went to the home on Stillwater Road after receiving a call about a shooting at the rapper’s estate. When officers arrived, they found a person with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening to their “lower extremities,” Troutman Police Chief Josh Watson told The Charlotte Observer.
DaBaby was inside the home at the time of the shooting, Watson said, adding that the person was shot on the football field outside of the home. The identity of the injured person was not revealed.
TMZ now reports citing law enforcement sources that DaBaby was the one who shot the intruder. The rapper reportedly exchanged words with the person and soon after shot him in the leg. DaBaby then called 911 and has been cooperative with cops.
WSOC TV reports that someone called 911 and told the dispatcher, “I shot him in his leg.”
“OK. And why did you do that?” the dispatcher asked.
“He’s trespassing on my property,” the man told the dispatcher. “(Inaudible) about my name. I don’t know what he’s here for. What he’s here to take. What he’s here to do. He’s neutralized until you guys get here.”