TikTok owner ByteDance plans to launch music streaming: FT – The Guardian

(Reuters) – TikTok operator Beijing ByteDance Technology Co Ltd is in talks with significant audio labels – Common Audio, Sony New music and Warner New music – for worldwide licensing specials to include their tracks on its new new music membership provider, the Economical Periods described on Sunday.

ByteDance is looking to start its tunes streaming as soon as upcoming month, in the beginning in rising marketplaces this kind of as India, Indonesia and Brazil, right before a upcoming opening in the United States, the FT claimed, citing persons acquainted with the matter.

In addition to on-demand from customers tunes, ByteDance’s application will include things like a library of shorter video clips for listeners to research by means of and synch to tracks as they listen, the report included.

ByteDance has not presented a name to its tunes application yet and pricing stays unclear, despite the fact that it is expected to price tag much less than the $10 a thirty day period billed by Spotify Technologies SA, Apple Inc and others in the United States, according to the report. 

The company was not right away obtainable for remark on Sunday.

(Reporting by Anurag Maan in Bengaluru Editing by Peter Cooney)