'He’s not wrong': Conan Gray sparks online frenzy by saying his 'career is over' as he addresses Universal Music Group-TikTok feud

'He’s not wrong': Conan Gray sparks online frenzy by saying his 'career is over' as he addresses Universal Music Group-TikTok feud
Social media users backed Conan Gray and claimed that he is 'aware' of his situation amid the UMG-TikTok feud (Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Conan Gray, the acclaimed singer who achieved widespread recognition with his hit song 'Heather', recently shared his views on the removal of Universal Music Group (UMG) music from TikTok during the ongoing dispute between UMG and the social media platform, according to Pop Life.

Following his statement, numerous social media users resonated with Gray's sentiments, expressing concern that this development could potentially mark a downturn in his career. Social media platforms buzzed with agreement as many users joined the conversation, amplifying his concerns.

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Conan Gray talked about UMG and TikTok feud with Rolling Stone (Getty Images)

Conan Gray states his 'career is over'

TikTok has become a primary marketing platform for many emerging artists, allowing their music to reach a broad audience through short video clips.

However, when Universal Music Group (UMG) declared that its artists' music would no longer be available on TikTok, it sent shockwaves through the industry. While some praised UMG for taking a bold step, concerns were raised about the impact on new and upcoming artists.

At a pre-Grammy event in Beverly Hills, California, Gray, the singer behind 'Winner', shared his perspective on UMG's decision. In an interview with Rolling Stone which was posted by Pop Crave, Gray humorously remarked, "My career is over, for sure. I’m never gonna have a hit song again at this rate."



 

Playfully dismissing the comment as a joke, he continued, "No, no, it’s fine. TikTok has its ups and downs, and I guess we’ll see what happens. I guess we’ll be creative. There’s gonna be a lot of interesting acappella covers happening from UMG artists until this is settled.”

Currently immersed in his upcoming album 'Found Heaven' which is set to release soon, Gray remains undeterred.

The conflict between UMG and TikTok escalated with UMG accusing the social media platform in an open letter, of not fairly compensating artists for their music and neglecting to take effective measures against AI-generated songs by their artists flooding the platform.

The artists that have been affected by this decision include prominent stars like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, and others. 

Internet users assert Conan Gray's career is based on TikTok

A user wrote TikTok was the only thing giving Gray hits and wrote, "He’s not wrong tbh😭 tiktok was the only thing giving him hits."



 

Another user wrote, "When your career is based only on being viral on tiktok 💀."



 

A user commented, "We love the self awareness 🤭."



 

Another user commented, "At least he's being real."



 

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