TikTok now has its own music distribution platform. Social Network Launched SoundOn, which allows artists to upload their music directly to TikTok and distribute it to various music streaming services. ByteDance, the app’s parent company, will not charge artists for distribution or trading. Artists will receive 100% of their royalties for an unlimited time when TikTok creators use their music for their videos, as well as for anything they earn on the streaming service. ByteDance’s Resso music streaming.
For other streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora, artists will receive 100% of their royalties for the first year and 90% for the following years. Equal TechCrunch Reportedly, other similar music distribution platforms charge a subscription or distribution fee while paying 100% royalties to the artist.
SoundOn users will be able to choose the streaming service they want to upload their music to. They will also have access to audience insights, advice from the SoundOn marketing team, and advertising support from TikTok. They will also be verified on TikTok and other users will see their profiles under the songs page for their tracks. As noted on SoundOn’s FAQ page, artists will retain all rights to their music and they may not have exclusive use of the platform.
TikTok has had a huge effect in the music industry, thanks to viral videos on the app that tend to use the same catchy tunes. The SoundOn platform, which has the potential to extend TikTok’s influence even further into today’s music scene, is now available in the US, UK, Brazil and Indonesia, and musicians in those regions can visit its website registration.
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