Bits of ByteDance’s Streaming Plans Emerge
Bits of detail surrounding ByteDance's planned music streaming service are trickling in, with a new report outlining some specific ways the TikTok owner plans on incorporating social media into the app.
Billboard previously reported that the service will "heavily incorporate social networking features." According to the Financial Times, one of those features will channel TikTok and include a library of short, vertical videos that users could pair with licensed music and then share with "friends."
On-demand music on the app will largely hail from major label sources, and FT suggests the Chinese tech giant remains in talks with Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music on hashing out those terms. Sources said the new service will cost less than competitors, including Spotify and Apple Music, and that it could launch by year’s end in markets like India, Indonesia and Brazil ahead of a U.S. rollout.