The trademark filing suggests a TikTok Music app could be on the way.
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(Pocket-lint) – TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, filed a trademark application for a service called TikTok Music in May this year.
The filing, discovered by Insider, applies the name to a number of services, including a mobile app that allows users “to buy, play, share, download music, songs, albums, lyrics .”
TikTok is increasingly becoming a way to discover new music, especially with the younger generation, so launching a dedicated music app within the ecosystem makes a lot of sense.
In fact, ByteDance has already launched a music service in India, Brazil, and Indonesia, which goes by the name of Resso.
It’s unclear if TikTok Music would be a rebranding of Resso, but given that ByteDance promoted Resso from the TikTok app in Brazil, we wouldn’t be surprised if the two apps shared some of the same DNA.
However, the trademark filing suggests that the TikTok Music app could have a wider reach, allowing users to “live stream audio and video interactive media programs in entertainment, fashion, sports and Of actuality”.
“Typically, a company the size of TikTok or ByteDance will only file trademark applications for things it’s seriously considering,” trademark attorney Josh Gerben told Insider.
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So either way, chances are we’ll have some news pretty soon. Given the size of TikTok’s user base and the efficiency of its algorithms, chances are TikTok could pose a serious challenge to services like Spotify and Apple Music.
Written by Luke Baker.