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Uncovered: Tiktok vs Universal Music Group
Episode 19615th May 2024 • Music Explored Podcast • Music Explored
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  • The recent beef between Kendrick Lamar and Drake highlights the dangers of the gangster rap culture and the influence it can have on artists' behavior.
  • Social media platforms like TikTok play a significant role in artists' exposure, but there are concerns about fair compensation and the protection of artists' rights.
  • The dispute between Universal Music Group and TikTok raises questions about the sincerity of the music industry's fight for artists' rights and the power dynamics at play.
  • Data collection has become a valuable commodity, and there are concerns about the privacy and control of user data on social media platforms.
  • It is important for artists to consider the long-term impact of their actions and the messages they convey through their music. Data is a valuable currency that is being collected and used to understand and predict human behavior.
  • Canadian artists face challenges in working in the US due to visa requirements and the complexities of international travel.
  • Universal Music Group is a major player in the music industry, owning multiple record labels.
  • The push for AI in music creation raises questions about the future of human creativity and talent.

Time Stamps

00:00 Introduction and the Kendrick Lamar-Drake Beef

02:54 The Dangers of Gangster Rap Culture

08:30 The Impact of Social Media on Artists' Exposure

13:38 The Dispute Between Universal Music Group and TikTok

15:50 The Sincerity of the Music Industry's Fight for Artists' Rights

23:37 Challenges for Canadian Artists

26:19 The Complexities of International Travel

28:56 The Influence of Universal Music Group

33:53 The Implications of AI in Music Creation



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