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“TikTok Music” Trademark Points to New Music Streaming Service

Chinese company ByteDance has filed a trademark for TikTok Music, a new music streaming app based on the platform.


If I was to ask what is, I would probably get a bunch of different answers. “short-form video hosting platform” is the official description, but isn't it more than that? Visual journal, content creation tool, news platform, entertainment app? TikTok is essentially anything you want it to be, as long as your needs are based on videos.

Pure audio doesn't really fit into the purpose of TikTok. However, that may be about to change as TikTok owner has filed a trademark application for a new application known as “TikTok Music.”

Of course, TikTok has a deep relationship with music, but it so far accompanies the visual components of the site. Filed on May 9, the trademark was filed in the United States after previously also being filed in Australia.

A report from Business Insider shows that the app will allow users to download music, shares it, purchase it, and see lyrics. Users will also be able to create playlists and add cover photos. In other words, this will be a service similar to Spotify. It seems ByteDance will also add the ability to stream video content associated with the music.

Moving Forward

ByteDance has a history with music apps, running is Resso application in emerging markets such as Indonesia, India, and Brazil. The difference here is that the company is now going to use the TikTok brand to sell a music streaming service.

There is currently no official word on the TikTok Music app or when it will launch.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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