Contemplating how intertwined music discovery is with TikTok, it would not be shocking if the corporate launched its music streaming app. Effectively, the patent filings found by Insider recommend that TikTok is engaged on simply that. TikTok’s mum or dad firm, ByteDance, filed a trademark utility with the US Patent and Trademark Workplace for “TikTok Music” in Could. In response to the presentation, the service would enable customers to purchase, play, share and obtain music. It additionally permits customers to create, share, and advocate playlists, touch upon music, and stream dwell audio and video. ByteDance already utilized for a “TikTok Music” trademark in Australia final November.
ByteDance already has expertise with streaming music. In 2020, ByteDance launched a music streaming app, Resso, in India, Brazil, and Indonesia. Resso has related options described within the “TikTok Music” archive, resembling creating playlists, sharing songs on social media, and interacting with the app’s neighborhood. ByteDance even makes use of TikTok to deliver current customers to Resso. In response to a report by The Info, the TikTok app in Brazil has a button that redirects customers to Resso to allow them to hearken to the complete model of a music they’re concerned with, a transfer that helps preserve customers contained in the ByteDance ecosystem.
The Info additionally experiences that Resso had greater than 40 million month-to-month customers in India, Brazil, and Indonesia as of November 2021, which is prone to develop. Earlier this yr, an Insider report revealed that Resso’s month-to-month lively customers elevated 304 per cent between January 2021 and January 2022 in India, in comparison with Spotify’s 38 per cent progress within the nation throughout the identical interval.
It is unclear if ByteDance plans to develop a music streaming app based mostly on the Resso framework or give you one thing else totally. Nevertheless, simply as TikTok had a profound affect on how social media websites function, it is attainable that music streaming apps with hyperlinks to TikTok might change the music streaming trade, forcing companies to adapt.