Timbaland & Swizz Beatz Settle with Triller

Do you remember a few weeks ago, we did a blog on Sony Music suing Triller? Well apparently, Sony wasn’t the only ones with a lawsuit against Triller. It appears that two of our hip-hop favs, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, and the creators of “Verzuz” – the online live-stream music battle between some of the music industry’s greatest entertainers – had a lawsuit against Triller as well and have reached a settlement.

After the Instagram-launched series had grown to include concurrent broadcasts on Apple Music, Triller acquired Verzuz in March 2021. Timbaland and Swizz Beats split the equity from the sale among the performers who had taken part in the series. In mid-August, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland sued Triller for $28 million, alleging that the business had been careless with royalty payments throughout 2022. According to their lawsuit, Triller failed to make a sizable payment to the pair in January of this year, and the service had agreed in a settlement to pay them a total of $18 million in March, followed by $1 million per month for the following 10 months, but none of those promised payments had been made this year.

According to Variety, “Specific terms of the settlement were not revealed in the late Thursday announcement, beyond a promise that ‘the settlement will increase the ownership stake given to the artists that Timbaland and Swizz Beatz brought to Triller as part of the original deal’.”

“Verzuz has always been a platform that is by the artists, for the artists and with the people,” Swizz Beatz and Timbaland said in a statement. “We’re glad to come to an amicable agreement with Triller and continue giving fans the music and community that they’ve come to know and love from the brand.”

We are glad that Swizz and Timb were able to get all of this worked out!

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