After dominating the short-video format market, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is now eyeing the music streaming market to launch ‘TikTok Music’ and compete with global players like Spotify, Apple Must and others.
The Company Has Filed A Trademark Application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for ‘TikTok Music’.
The application filed for ‘providing online non-downloadable video, non-downloadable audio, moving images featuring music, songs, lyrics and presentation of online music video via mobile device’, among other features Is.
The TikTok Service will also offer pre-recorded music, information in the fields of music and commentary, and articles about music.
It will also enable users to ‘live-stream audio and video interactive media programming in the fields of entertainment, fashion, sports and current events’.
ByteDance already operates a music streaming service called Reso in several countries, including India, where it aims to take on players such as Amazon Prime Music, Gaana, JioSaavn, Wink and others.
According to the latest data firm SensorTower, Resso saw 42.3 million downloads from the App Store and Google Play from January-May this year.
Unlike other music apps, Resso enables users to comment on songs, create TikTok-type video clips and GIFs.
Resso from ByteDance puts a whole new spin on music streaming, which has the potential to become the next big blockbuster similar to TikTok.
TikTok has already launched its music marketing and distribution platform called SoundOn.