Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed a lawsuit against the video app Triller over unpaid license fees. Variety reported that the suit was filed in a Los Angeles court alleging that Triller missed payments for a period of nine months. This act violates the licensing agreement that it holds with UMG.
This isn’t the first time Triller is in hot water. If you remember, Sony also sued the app over copyright infringement in August.
According to the complaint, Triller agreed to pay nearly $3 million for licensing and past use of the Universal Music catalog. The payments would be made in quarterly installments over two years. According to the complaint, Triller has missed the last three installments, though it has made “several written and oral promises” to fulfill its end of the bargain.
Triller said in a statement that the lawsuit was “nothing more than a minor contractual dispute with a publisher, not the label, and has no impact whatsoever on triller or its business.”