TikTok will pay royalties to SA musicians

TikTok has announced a multi-year license agreement that will cover 58 African territories. South African songwriters, composers and music publishers will receive royalties if their music is used on the video-sharing social network service.

According to the 2020 SA Social Media Landscape report, TikTok has over six million users in South Africa. Since its release in 2016, the popular app has racked up more than two billion downloads worldwide, overtaking Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

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