Pink Floyd Joins TikTok – Billboard

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Purple Floyd has joined TikTok, the band introduced on Monday (Might 30).

After simply at some point at the app, the veteran English psych rockers have have gathered greater than 7,500 fans and shared two other movies. The primary includes a hypnotic spinning pyramid set to “Breathe (Within the Air)” to commemorate the pending 50-year anniversary in their seminal album The Darkish Facet of the Moon, which turns half-a-century outdated subsequent spring.

Posted simply hours later, Purple Floyd’s 2nd video is easier in heralding their arrival on the preferred social media platform. Textual content seems at the display screen studying “PINK FLOYD NOW ON TIKTOK” over “Any other Brick within the Wall” from 1979’s The Wall. “We don’t want no training/ We don’t want no false keep an eye on/ No darkish sarcasm in the study room/ Trainer, depart…” the overdue Syd Barrett intones earlier than the clip rapidly cuts off.

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In April, Purple Floyd launched “Hiya Hiya Upward push Up,” their first unmarried in virtually 30 years — with surviving contributors David Gilmour and Nick Mason (sans Roger Waters) recruiting Ukrainian vocalist Andriy Khlyvnyuk for the charity monitor. Proceeds from the music are being donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Aid Fund.

In protest to Russia’s invasion of its neighbor, the band has additionally scrubbed all in their tune launched after 1987 — in addition to everything of Gilmour’s solo catalog — from DSPs in each Russia and Belarus.

Closing month, Billboard did a deep dive across the ongoing public sale of Purple Floyd’s recorded masters and different rights to research its doable valuation and why doable consumers are desperate to get their palms at the catalog.

Watch Purple Floyd’s first two TikToks under.