The subscription-only service has launched in two markets to start with — Brazil and Indonesia. However may that precede a wider world rollout? In that case, how a lot will it price?
What’s TikTok Music?
TikTok Music shares a lot of the identical performance as the opposite massive streamers resembling Amazon Music Limitless, Spotify and Apple Music.
It permits you to stream albums and songs from artists represented by the likes of Common Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony Music. Customers could make and share collaborative playlists and save songs for offline listening.
However that wouldn’t be too groundbreaking by itself and TikTok Music has some options to attraction to the unique app’s userbase.
For starters, it should present personalised music suggestions accessible by that acquainted vertical scrolling interface. This may increasingly sound interesting given how good the TikTok algorithm is at surfacing movies to match a consumer’s pursuits.
Talking of these movies, it should additionally allow you to play full variations of the songs that accompany TikTok’s most viral moments. It is going to additionally allow you to search by lyrics (which might seem alongside songs in actual time.) It even has a Shazam-style function for figuring out tracks.
Maybe conscious of the problem of attracting customers of different providers, TikTok Music permits you to import your music library, too.
Will TikTok Music come to the UK?
For now, TikTok Music is obtainable in solely two markets: Brazil and Indonesia. It straight replaces father or mother firm ByteDance’s Resso, which shut down final September in each international locations — it’s nonetheless reside in India.
This could be a part of a wider rollout, however whether it is, it may take a while. Resso launched within the three international locations in 2020, so it’s not been a speedy transition to the world of streaming music.
TikTok is being tightlipped about its plans, telling TechCrunch that it doesn’t have something so as to add a couple of wider rollout for now.
“We’re excited concerning the alternatives for TikTok Music, for music followers, artists and the trade, however we don’t have any extra information to share on future plans,” a spokesperson stated.
How a lot will TikTok Music price if it does?
If it does come to the UK, anticipate TikTok Music’s pricing to be in the identical ballpark as Apple Music and Spotify.
Whereas it prices simply R$19.90 (~£3.27) a month in Brazil, that’s the identical worth as each Spotify and Apple Music. In different phrases, ought to TikTok Music launch in Britain, there’s a great probability it’ll not less than match Spotify Premium’s £9.99 per 30 days charge.