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Audius Is First Music Streaming Service Sharing Directly To TikTok

Audius, fresh off achieving the major milestone of 5 million monthly active users, has announced that it is among the first Tiktok Sound Kit partners – a synergistic product integration that will allow musicians to share their work across both platforms effortlessly.

With this integration, Audius – the community-owned decentralised music protocol that is reportedly now the largest decentralised consumer blockchain app – is now also the first DSP to launch with TikTok Sounds. The feature is live for all Audius community members.

“We’re proud to be one of the earliest launch partners for TikTok Sounds and to give the artists on Audius a chance to increase their exposure even more,” said Forrest Browning, Audius co-founder and chief product officer.

“We have a great community and we’re thrilled to give them easy access to share their music to TikTok Sounds.”

The 100,000+ artists on Audius are now one click away from reaching TikTok’s estimated 1 billion+ users. The entire process, which simply consists of uploading a track and clicking ‘Share to Tiktok’, takes less than a minute.

Tracks can then be played behind their own videos and are available to be selected by the entire TikTok user community.

Audius currently boasts a lineup of artists, including Skrillex, Weezer, deadmau5, Russ, Mike Shinoda, Diplo, Madeintyo, Odesza, Disclosure, Alina Baraz and Wuki.

“A lot of times artists can get in their own head and feel like they’re stuck,” said Wuki, an artist and producer who boasts more than 400,000 followers and 5.6 million likes on TikTok.

“I think that having all of these new avenues is amazing for creativity. Knowing that any track has the potential to pop off motivates me to be more productive and keep grinding.”

When Tiktok launched its TikTok for Developers program, the company set out to create innovative tools for third-party apps to integrate with TikTok and provide users with more features to create and share amazing content.

Tiktok’s Sound and Login Kits for TikTok are designed to help third-party apps create more frictionless sharing and authentication experiences for their users.

The Software Development Kits (SDKs) are now available for mobile, web, and console applications globally.

"As TikTok becomes increasingly ingrained in culture, more third-party apps across a variety of categories and use cases are looking to tap into our community on their own platforms,” said Isaac Bess, global head of distribution partnerships, TikTok.

“Through the Sound Kit and Login Kit for TikTok, we're providing seamless integration solutions that help developers expand their reach, increase exposure for creators, and empower our community to showcase their content on other platforms."

The Sound Kit allows creators and artists to easily bring original sounds and music from third-party apps into the TikTok ecosystem.

TikTok Sounds is available on desktop and mobile.