Short-video leader Tik-Tok now plans its own music streaming service
Technology News: After dominating the short-video format market and giving jitters to Meta formerly called Facebook, Tik-Tok parent company Byte Dance is now eyeing the music streaming market by launching Tik-Tok Music and threatening the global music players like Spotify, Apple Must, and others also.
The company has also filed a trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for Tik-Tok Music. The application has been filed for providing online non-downloadable videos, non-downloadable audio, songs, lyrics, still and moving images featuring music, and presentation of online music videos via a mobile device, among other features.
The Tik-Tok service also offers pre-recorded music, information in the field of music and commentary, and some blog articles about music. It will enable users to purchase play, share, download music, recommend, share playlists, songs, albums, lyrics, quotes, create, lyrics, quotes, take, edit and upload photographs as the cover of playlists, and comment on songs, music, and albums.
Additionally, it will also enable users to live-stream their audio and video interactive media programming in the field of entertainment, sports, fashion, and current events.
The parent company Byte dance has already operated a music streaming service called Resso in some countries including India where it aims to take on players like Amazon Prime Music, Wynk Music, Gaana, JioSaavn, Spotify, and others.
The data firm Sensor Tower, Resso saw 42.3 million users download the App from the App store and Google Play in January-May this year.
Apart from the other music apps, Resso enables users to and comment on songs, create Tik-Tok-type video clips and gifs. Resso from Byte dance puts a whole new spin on music streaming, with potential to become the next big blockbuster akin to Tik-Tok.
Furthermore, Tik-Tok has already launched its own music marketing and distribution platform called Sound On.