February 9th, 2021
Los Angeles Times
David Chidekel recently offered insight to Wendy Lee for her Los Angeles Times article “Universal Music Group removes music from streaming app Triller over pay dispute.” The article covers the ongoing pay dispute between Triller and Universal Music Group, causing UMG to pull its music from the popular app.
According to the story, “publishing houses and record labels, not artists, control the administrative and licensing rights of songs.” For this reason, David opined that the dispute is “a PR campaign [by UMG], not a legal fight.”
Regarding Triller, he added, “It doesn’t seem like they have a leg to stand on purely legally, depending on the contract with the songwriters and Universal.”
The full article can be found below.