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All Artists TikTok removed


Who did TikTok remove that was UMG artists




In a surprising move, TikTok has recently bid farewell to some of the music industry's biggest names, including Drake, Post Malone, Taylor Swift even 2pac! With over 1 billion users, TikTok has become a powerhouse in music promotion, leaving many to question how this shift will impact both renowned and independent musicians alike.The artists in question are closely tied to Universal Music Group (UMG), an influential force in the music world. UMG encompasses labels like Capitol Music Group, Interscope Geffen A&M, and many more [Add image here], making the removal of their artists from TikTok a significant event. TikTok, a platform known for catapulting songs to viral fame, is a double-edged sword for independent musicians. While it provides exposure, there is a concern that TikTok's algorithm might lead to a standardization of musical tastes, potentially overshadowing the unique sounds of indie artists.


For indie artists, TikTok has been both a blessing and a challenge. The platform's algorithm, designed to uplift lesser-known musicians, has propelled artists into the spotlight. However, the race for virality on TikTok may sometimes result in hastily released music and burnout for indie musicians striving to keep up with the pace. The removal of major artists such as Drake and Taylor Swift from TikTok is a testament to the platform's influence in the music industry. While this move might initially seem detrimental to independent artists, it opens up a unique opportunity for them to shine. With major artists out of the TikTok equation, independent musicians now face reduced competition on the platform. TikTok has tailored its environment to cater to content creators and artists, providing official artist pages and music charts for trending songs. This void left by major artists could pave the way for indie musicians to occupy more prominent spaces on TikTok's trending lists and gain increased visibility.

Indie musicians are urged to approach TikTok strategically. While it serves as a powerful tool for exposure, there is a growing need for fair compensation and control over their content within TikTok's ever-evolving landscape. As the platform continues to shape the music industry, indie artists must balance the benefits of exposure with the challenges of maintaining artistic integrity and receiving just compensation.



List of Removed UMG Artists:


A Great Big World, A Tribe Called Quest, A$AP Rocky, A.R. Rahman, Abby Anderson,Adam Ant, Adam Midgley, Adrian Pieragostino, Agapornis, Agnes Obel, Aire Atlantica, Al Green, Al Jarreau, Alan Parsons Project, Alan Silvestri, Alejandro Sanz, Alex Da Kid, Alexandre Desplat, Ali Dee, Alicia Keys, Alvin Isaacs, Ambré, Amerie, Amie Miriello, Aminé, Amir Obé, Andraé Crouch, Andre Harris, Andreena Mill, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andrew W.K., Andy Rosen, Angélica Negrón, Angelo Badalamenti, Anna Meredith, Annie Lennox, AnonXmous, Ant Clemons, Anthony Hamilton, Anthony Kilhoffer, Anton Göransson, Aplus, AraabMUZIK, Ariana Grande, Asa Taccone, Ashanti, Asia Bryant, ATL Jacob, Audrianna Cole, August Alsina, Avenue Beatz, Avril Lavigne, Ayelle, Aytekin Ataş, B.B. King, B.o.B, Baby Keem, Bad Bunny, Bad Religion, Balewa Muhammad, Barry Manilow, Basement Jaxx, Bass Charity, Bastille, Bauhaus, BC Jean, Beach Boys, Beardyman, Beastie Boys, Bee Gees, Ben Tan, Benjamin Booker, Benjamin Rice, Benjamin Scheuer, Benny Blanco, Bernard "Harv" Harvey, Bert Jansch, Betty Wright, Big Bill Broonzy, Big Sean, Big Star, Bill Markt, Bill Withers, Billie Eilish, Billy Howerdel, Billy Joel, Billy Ocean, Billy Preston, Billy Walsh, Birdman, Black Francis, blackbear, Blaise Railey, Blake Slatkin, blink-182, Bob Dylan, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Bobby McFerrin, Bobby V., Bon Jovi, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Booker T. & The MGs, Bowling For Soup, Brand Nubian, Brandi Carlile, Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander, Brandon Flowers, Brasa, Brian "Allday" Miller, Brian Alexander Morgan, Brian Kennedy, Brian Kidd, Brian Lee, Brian McKnight, Brian Potter, Britney Spears, Broken Bells, Bryan Adams, BT, Buddy, Bunx Dadda, Burna Boy, Buzzcocks, Cadenza, Calcutta, Cameo, Camera Obscura, Cameron Wallace, Candice Nelson, Candice Pillay, Capi, Carbon/Silicon, Cardiak, Cardo, Carla Thomas, Carly Rae Jepsen, Carly Simon, Carmen Reece, Carole Bayer Sager, CashMoneyAp, Cat's Eyes, Ceza, Charlie Daniels Band, Charlie Handsome, Charlie Parker, Chase Elliott, Chase McGill, Chaz French, Chelsea Collins, Chelsea Cutler, Chelsea Lena, Chi Chi, Chicago, Chick Corea, Childish Major, Chin Injeti, Choker, Chris Brown, Chris Corner, Chris James, Chris Richardson, Christian De Walden, Christina Milian, Christopher Cross, CHVRCHES, Ciara, Cirkut, City Girls, Clairity, Clairo, Clannad, Clara Mae, Clarence Avant, Clint Mansell, Clueso, Cocteau Twins, Coi Leray, Coldplay, Collie Buddz, Common, Cool & Dre, Corey "Latif" Williams, CuBeatz, Cypress Hill, D. Smith, D10, DaBaby, DaHeala, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, D'Angelo, DaniLeigh, Danny Elfman, Danny L Harle, Danny L Harle, Danny Tannenbaum, DannyBoyStyles, Daughter, Dave Cobb, Dave Matthews Band, Dave Stewart, David Frank, David Holmes, David Katz, David Kushner, David Lynch, David Porter, DAVID x ELI, Davin Kingston, DCF, Death in Vegas, DeathbyRomy, Debussy, Delacey, Demi Lovato, Dennis Lambert, Derek Fuhrmann, Desmond Child, Desmond Dekker, Destructo, Dieter Bohlen, Digital Underground, Dire Straits, Dirty Harry, Disclosure, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, DJ Khalil, DJ Shadow, DJ SpinKing, DJ Swish, DMX, Doechii, Don Henley, Don McLean, Donny Hathaway, Drake, Dreezy, Dust Brothers, Eagles, Earl On The Beat, EARTHGANG, Eddie Floyd, Eddie Miles, EELS, Elena Rose, Elijah Fox, Elijah Noll, Elley Duhé, Ellie Greenwich, Elliott Smith, Elliott Taylor, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Emile Haynie, Emile Mosseri, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Eminem, Ennio Morricone, Enter Shikari, Eric B. & Rakim, Eric Dawkins, Ernest, Erykah Badu, Esjay Jones, Espinoza Paz, Ester Dean, Eurythmics, Eve, Extreme, Ezekiel Lewis, Fallon King, Fantasia, Fast Boy, Fatboy Slim, Feid, Feist, Feli Ferraro, Felix Joseph, Fine Young Cannibals, Fleetwood Mac, Florence + The Machine, Foreign Teck, Foxy Brown, Frances, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Franz Ferdinand, Fred again.., Frequency, Friendly Fires, Fuel, Future, Gabby Alipe, Gabriel Charles Kirshoff, Gary Numan, Gayathri Menon, GAYLE, George Fenton, Gerry Mulligan, GG Ramirez, Gild Walton, Glass Animals, Glenn Frey, Glenn Slater, Gloria Estefan, Goldie, Gracie Abrams, Gram Parsons, Gregg Wattenberg, Gregory Porter, Grey, Greylan James, Gryffin, Gucci Mane, Guns N' Roses, Gustavo Santaolalla, Guy Sebastian, H.E.R., Ha*Ash, Half Pint, Hank Thompson, Happy Perez, Harold Lilly, Harry Styles, Heart, HEAVY, Hector "El Father”, Henry Mancini, Herb Alpert, Hit-Boy, Holly Humberstone, Hoyt Axton, HRVY, Hunter Hayes, Iad Aslan, iann dior, Ibeyi, Ice Cube, Ice Spice, Iceberg, Ido Zmishlany, Idris Elba, Ilse DeLange, Imagine Dragons, India Shawn, Indigo Girls, Infamous, Ingrid Andress, INXS, Irving Berlin, Isaac Hayes, Isabella Sjostrand, Isobel Waller-Bridge, IzyBeats, J Balvin, J Dilla, J.Cole, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Ja Rule, Jack Antonoff, Jack White, Jackie Evancho, Jackson Foote, Jacob Olofsson, James "JHart" Abrahart, James Blake, James Mercer, James Newton Howard, Jamie Foxx, Jamie N Commons, Jamie xx, Jane Handcock, Jane's Addiction, Janis Joplin, Jared Gutstadt, Jason Derulo, Jaylien, Jayson DeZuzio, Jeeve, Jeff Barry, Jeff Bhasker, Jeff Kleinman, Jeff Peters, Jenni Rivera, Jerome Kern, Jesse Siebenberg, Jessie Ware, Jhené Aiko, Jill Scott, Jim Brickman, Jim Capaldi, Jim Jones, Jim Noir, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Cliff, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jimmy Napes, Jimmy Webb, Jin Jin, Joe Janiak, Joe Jonas, John Cale, Johnnie Taylor, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Jon Secada, Jonas Blue, Jonas Myrin, Jonathan Capeci, Jorge Luis Piloto, Jörgen Elofsson, Jose "El Profesor" Gomez, Jose Javier Diaz, Josh Groban, Joy Division, JR Hitmaker, JT Foley, Juan Campodónico, Juan Gabriel, Juan Karlos, Juan Vicente Zambrano, Judy Collins, Juelz Santana, Julia Michaels, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, K.C. Porter, Kacy Hill, Kaiser Chiefs, Kandace Springs, Karen Harding, Karen Poole, Kate Morgan, KC Supreme, Keane, Keith Urban, Kelis, Kelly Lee Owens, Kendrick Lamar, Kenny Beats, Kenny Chesney, Kenny G, Kenny Loggins, Kenoe, Keri Hilson, Kiss, Korn, KRS-One, Lil Baby, Lil Mosey, Lil Tecca, Lil Twist, Lil Xan, Lil Yachty, Linkin Park, LIONCHLD, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J, Lloyd Price, Louis Armstrong, Louis Bell, Luke Combs, Lupe Fiasco, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mac Miller, Mariah Carey, Maren Morris, Mariah Carey, Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige, Megan Thee Stallion, Metallica, Method Man, Metro Boomin, Miguel, Mobb Deep, Muse, Nelly, Neil Diamond, Ne-Yo, NF, Nicki Minaj, OMB Bloodbath, Otis Redding, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Prince, Public Access TV, Public Enemy, Quavo, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rita Wilson, Run-D.M.C., Saliva, Sam Hunt, ScHoolboy Q, Selena Gomez, Shania Twain, Shawn Mendes, Smokepurpp, Steppenwolf, Sting, Styx, Sublime, Swizz Beatz, SZA, Taylor Swift, The All-American Rejects, The Carpenters, The Weeknd, The Wiggles, Thundercat, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, T-Pain, Trippie Redd, Twista, U2, Van Morrison, Wu-Tang Clan, YG, 2Pac, 3 Doors Down (and many more)



While the list provided outlines some of the prominent artists removed from TikTok due to Universal Music Group's (UMG) decision, it's essential to recognize that the ripple effect extends far beyond those names. UMG, being a music industry giant, owns a variety of labels and companies, each with its roster of artists.

To truly grasp the magnitude of the situation, consider the following labels and companies under the UMG umbrella and this is truly a monopoly when it comes to the music industry.



UMG labels and artist removed from TikTok


Every artist associated with these labels and companies has also been pulled from TikTok, amplifying the impact on the platform's music landscape. The absence of this diverse array of musicians underscores the significant void left in TikTok's music catalog and further emphasizes the opportunities for independent artists to shine in this altered landscape.

As the music industry undergoes this transformative phase, the implications of UMG's decision reach far and wide, prompting a reevaluation of TikTok's role in promoting and shaping the careers of both major and independent artists. As TikTok undergoes transformative shifts in its music landscape, both major and independent artists are compelled to adapt. The removal of UMG-signed artists from the platform not only highlights TikTok's sway in the industry but also presents a unique opportunity for indie musicians to thrive in a less crowded space. As the music industry continues to evolve, artists of all scales must navigate the challenges and opportunities that platforms like TikTok present, ensuring a sustainable and rewarding future for creators across the spectrum.

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