On the music video app Triller, anyone can be Tom Petty, Madonna or Neil Young.
(Cue record scratch.)
Not so fast, says Wixen Music Publishing Inc., which filed a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles this week accused the increasingly popular TikTok rival Triller of illegally providing dozens of their licensed songs for users to create their own short videos. of the most popular and acclaimed music artists of the last 100 years, ”according to the suit, which is accessed by Bloomberg Law.
In its $ 50 million suit, the music company claims that Triller has "deliberately violated" his musical compositions by allowing his users to include them in videos without permission or compensation, according to Billboard Magazine, which also reported on the costume.
In response to the lawsuit, Triller CEO Mike Lu told reporters “we look forward to a day in court where we can hopefully prevent them from doing this to others who may not have the resources to fight them and give in to their blackmailing demands. .