The Music Usage Rules on TikTok have been changed
Previously, commercial business pages and verified accounts on TikTok were able to use all the songs available on the app without restrictions being imposed.
These rules have now been changed according to Dave Jorgenson, a video producer for The Washington Post who has reported that TikTok has quietly altered the rules around commercial usage of popular music, which will stop verified brands from using popular tracks, referring them, instead, to a new, royalty-free 'Commercial Music Library' of sounds that are available for businesses.
TL;DR - Business and some unspecified organizations cannot use commercial music anymore. This includes the Washington Post tiktok account. pic.twitter.com/fdY8k50FQP— Dave Jorgenson (@davejorgenson) May 11, 2020
In further notes, TikTok explains that the Commercial Music Library aims to provide "high-quality, free-to-use music" that will "also save you time and investment in sorting out music licensing".
On the other hand, these entities won't be allowed to include popular tracks in their clips from now on.
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