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TikTok Entering Music Streaming

Music Streaming Continues to Grow Today we’re taking a deeper dive into an announcement that recently came from TikTok, the video social media app that is very popular and just passed 1.5 billion downloads. TikTok enters music streaming, and they’re trying to directly compete with Spotify, Apple, Tencent Music, and even Amazon. Since the announcement came out, the biggest question people have been asking is why music streaming and why try to compete with Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and all the other players in the field? If you’ve been on TikTok you realize that music is an integral part of their app. Even though their app is based in video, very much like Vine, there’s a huge focus around the music. This may be be partly by design, but also TikTok previously acquired musically or music.ly. It shows that they have had investments in music that were set in place long ago, and are just now starting to come into full fruition.  With their 1.5 billion downloads, they’ve gathered a lot of data on what songs are popular and what songs promote pieces of content the best. It only makes sense that with their huge size and resources behind them that they create a music streaming service that can compete with the likes of Spotify or Apple music.  It may not be their main cash flow, but it […]

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