Music Industry News

TikTok Shutdown Is Imminent – Trump White House Promises “Strong Action”

Photo Credit: Visuals White House adviser Peter Navarro says to expect a TikTok shutdown as the Trump admin takes action. In comments made during an interview, Navarro says the Trump admin will take “strong action” against TikTok and WeChat. He says the apps help China engage in “information warfare” against the United States. Navarro would […]

Music Industry News

After TikTok Ban, Instagram Launches ‘Reels’ Competitor in India – U.S. Next?

Photo Credit: Instagram Instagram is launching Reels in India just days after the government banned Chinese-owned TikTok. The new feature allows Instagram users to share short-form videos – much like TikTok. It fills a huge void that ByteDance estimates will cost TikTok $6 billion in the long run. 45% of videos on Instagram are already […]

Music Industry News

Facebook Shuts Down TikTok Clone ‘Lasso’ to Focus on Instagram

Facebook is shutting down its TikTok clone ‘Lasso’ on July 10. The move comes after several TikTok-like features recently made their way to Instagram. A new ‘Reels’ feature grew in popularity in Brazil before being expanded elsewhere. Creators in France and Germany can now create 15-second clips called ‘Reels‘ that feature a suite of video-editing […]

Music Industry News

Move Over, Twitch – Facebook Expands Fan Subscriptions for Musicians

Facebook is expanding its fan subscriptions to more countries – edging further into Twitch’s territory. Twitch is geared primarily toward gamers, but the service has become more accommodating of artists. The COVID-19 pandemic has musicians and creators scrambling to support themselves amid closures. Twitch launched a fast-track program for artists with established SoundCloud profiles to […]