Universal Music is planning to remove its songs from TikTok following a breakdown in negotiations over payments. This means that popular artists such as Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and Drake will no longer have their music available on the social media platform. Universal accused TikTok of “bullying” and expressed dissatisfaction with the payment rates offered by the platform. TikTok, on the other hand, disputed Universal’s claims and stated that the company was prioritizing its own interests over those of its artists and songwriters. Universal, which controls a significant portion of the global music industry, intends to stop licensing its content to TikTok when their contract expires at the end of January. This is the first time Universal has taken such action against a technology firm.