The major label is suing the shortform video app Triller for copyright infringement and breach of contract. Billboard reported that the app “failed to heed their licensing agreement’s termination.”
In the lawsuit, the label said “This is a copyright infringement against Triller for Triller’s willful and unauthorized use of Sony Music’s copyrighted sound recordings in Triller’s commercial social media service, and for Triller’s failure and refusal to pay millions of dollars in contractual licensing fees that Triller agreed to pay for the use of Sony Music’s copyrighted content in Triller’s commercial service.
A rep from the TikTok competitor said in a statement on Tuesday that they have removed all of Sony’s music from their platform.
Prior to the lawsuit, the label withdrew the rights to its catalog from the app claiming the company owed millions in royalty payments.