Move over Instagram, TikTok has arrived and is taking the world by storm. Today, TikTok has millions of users around the world creating and uploading their own short videos to reach more than 1 billion people using the app around the world. As of 2019, there are 500 million users on TikTok and 500 million users on the Chinese app Douyin. In fact, there are 96 million users from the United States alone.
While you may be familiar with TikTok already, TikTok (formerly Musically) allows users to upload short videos from 3 to 15 seconds long. While more and more celebrities jump on the app, it is one of the best places that up and coming musicians can promote their music to gain exposure.
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How to Upload Music to TikTok
For the longest time, it was almost impossible to get your music officially uploaded to the TikTok music library. While TikTok had struck deals with many of the world's biggest Record Labels, many independent musicians had to resort to uploading their own sound in the database. While a song could still go viral, user's personal sounds aren't tied in with the Apple Music API which shares data to Apple if a song is gaining virality. In this article, we will share just how you too can take advantage of getting your music onto TikTok.
Sign Up for Music Distribution
As mentioned before, there have been many challenges with distributing your music to TikTok. Luckily to the craze and also TikTok's ever-expanding workforce, music distributors have begun to allow its users to easily upload their music onto the platform.
Create a New Release
Now, distributing your music to TikTok, Spotify, Apple Music, Naver, Tidal, and YouTube is easier than ever. Routenote has announced just recently the ability to distribute your music to directly to TikTok.
Once you have filled created a new account, head over to the Distribution > Create New Release menu option. Once you have filled out your release title, be sure to upload your Audio, Artwork (3,000 x 3,000 pixels), and Album Details.
Distribute to Music Stores
Finally, you'll want to click the Manage Stores section. In this tab, you can either choose to upload your song/album to all stores, or you can upload your song to just TikTok.
Once you have completed these 4 steps, you will have the option to pay for store delivery fee, or you can choose free delivery and split the revenue income with Routenote.
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