Ethereum and Solana-powered music streaming app Audius announced on Monday that it has partnered with video-sharing platform TikTok to develop a ‘TikTok sounds’ library. TikTok’s partnership with Audius is its first collaboration with a music streaming platform.
The deal would allow Audius users to directly upload tracks on TikTok videos without having to download them first. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Audius’ co-founder and chief product officer Forrest Browning explained:
“Any artist can take a song they already have on Audius and just export it over to TikTok in one click. Teenagers producing in their bedrooms might not even have distributors. A common way that unsigned artists get their stuff up there right now is by holding their phone up to a laptop while it plays their song, and they add it as background music. It’s not great.”
Founded in 2018 on the Ethereum blockchain, Audius is a music streaming service from the West Coast of the United States and has significantly grown within the past few months, with its monthly active users reaching over 5 million in August.
The company uses Ethereum and Solana blockchain to support music distribution and reward systems for indie artists. It has also invested in exchanges such as Coinbase and Binance Labs.
Audius has its governance token named Audio that gives users control over the app’s functioning.