Video sharing app Trilleran American TikTok challenger, has settled a lawsuit brought by superstar producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz over alleged missed payments from their song battle platform Verzuz.
The settlement was reported by Variety Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the parties reportedly said the settlement “will increase the stake given to artists that Timbaland and Swizz Beatz brought to Triller as part of the original deal.”
“Verzuz and Triller will always be a safe place and outlet for creators and their art. Nothing will change that… Nothing will change that. The creators started this and will continue to build it. It’s a victorious moment in the Triller and Verzuz relationship as we walk to the public markets together. Stay tuned,” Triller Executive Chairman and Co-Founder Bobby Sarnevesht said as quoted by Variety as told.
The court case is in connection with Triller’s acquisition of Timbaland and Swizz Beatz Verzuz’s song fight series in early 2021.
The duo launched Verzuz on instagram Experience March 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 lockdowns. They then sign a partnership with Apple Music in July of the same year before Triller offered to buy Verzuz in January 2021.
On August 15, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz (real names Timothy Mosley and Kaseem Daoud Dean) filed a lawsuit against Triller in a Los Angeles court, claiming the latter had missed one of his required payments in January. after closing the deal a year earlier.
The trial, rolling stone reported at the time alleged that Triller failed to make payments to Timbaland and Swizz Beatz in March 2021 and for the following 10 months.
More recently, the two parties reportedly reached an “amicable settlement”, while pledging to “continue to provide fans with the music and community they have come to know and love from the brand”.
“Verzuz has always been a platform created by artists, for artists and with the people,” Swizz Beatz and Timbaland said in a statement quoted by Variety.
The Verzuz webcast has since hosted a number of rap battles, including between R&B stars Mario and Omarion, singers Teddy Riley and Babyface, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Brandy and Monica, Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle. Ludacris and Nelly, as well as Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane also staged battles through Verzuz.
Last year, Verzuz partnered with the NFL for a four-day event called “The NFL Pro Bowl Verzuz” where NFL stars competed for 10 rounds showing off their on- and off-court highlights of the season. 2020.
“Swizz Beatz and Timbaland remain proud of the platform they created with Verzuz and its acquisition by Triller because of the company’s dedication to celebrating and showcasing artists,” according to the joint statement.
The settlement with Verzuz marks a sigh of relief for Triller after the company was hit with multiple lawsuits at a time when it seeks to become a publicly traded company.
Less than a month ago, the German consulting firm Phiture for follow-up Triller for unpaid services under their agreement signed in March 2021. The agreement includes a license to use Phiture’s optimization client software that improves Triller’s app placement on the Google play at the store and Applefrom the App Store.
Phiture is seeking $132,686 in the lawsuit.
Almost a month ago, Sony Music Entertainment too deposit a lawsuit against Triller in the United States for its alleged illegal use of sony Sound recordings copyrighted by Music on the Triller Platform.
In June, Triller canceled its planned IPO via merger with video adware provider SeaChange International and instead decided to launch its own IPO. The company is aiming for listing by the third quarter of this year.
“Triller’s IPO will be the biggest creator IPO in history,” Mahi de Silva, CEO of Triller, said in June.
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