Two weeks after the beta launch of TikTok Music in Indonesia and Brazil, new countries will be added. Australia, Mexico and Singapore top the list.
TikTok Music allows users to use their existing TikTok accounts to listen, download and share music. The service includes catalogs from the three major labels Sony Music, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. Users in Australia, Mexico and Singapore can sign up for a limited closed beta test that started today. The TikTok Music app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play in these regions, and all participants receive a three-month free trial of the service.
A TikTok Music subscription costs $11.99 in Australia, which is about $8.15 per month. The cost is 115 pesos in Mexico, or about $6.85 per month. For Singaporeans, the price is 9.90 Singapore dollars, or about $7.48 per month. When will TikTok Music launch in the US?
This is unclear at this point as it looks like the strategy is to focus on emerging markets. ByteDance filed a trademark for the TikTok Music brand in the US more than a year ago, so it’s definitely on the company’s radar.
“TikTok Music is a new music service that combines the power of music discovery on TikTok with a music streaming service that offers millions of tracks from thousands of artists,” the company says of the recent launch. “We are currently testing TikTok Music in beta in Australia, Mexico and Singapore and will be sharing more news on the launch of TikTok Music in the coming months.”
TikTok has become the most important music discovery tool in Gen Z’s arsenal. 35% of Gen Z Participants in a recent study said they use TikTok to further their music discovery. 36% of people said they also use social media platforms to connect with their favorite artists and stars.