The US Patent and Trademark Office received a trademark application for “TikTok Music” from TikTok’s parent firm, ByteDance, in May. The service will allegedly allow users to buy, play, share, and download music. Additionally, users would be able to make, share, and suggest playlists, leave comments on songs, and livestream audio and video. In Australia, ByteDance previously submitted a trademark application for “TikTok Music” in November.
With streaming music, ByteDance is seasoned. Resso, a music streaming app by ByteDance, was released in India, Brazil, and Indonesia in 2020. Some of the functions listed in the “TikTok Music” file are also included in Resso, including the ability to make playlists, share music on social media, and engage with other users of the app.
Resso’s monthly active users increased by 304% between January 2021 and January 2022 in India alone, according to a research by Insider published earlier this year, compared to Spotify’s growth of 38% in the same nation. Depending on whether it creates something altogether new or builds a music streaming app using the Resso architecture, ByteDance hopes to do both. It’s feasible that a music streaming app with TikTok ties-ins may revolutionise the music streaming market and force firms to adapt, just as TikTok had a significant influence on how social networking sites function.