Every social media app aspires to be the next TikTok but ByteDance is not done yet.
Without a doubt, music discovery has become a thing on TikTok, and reports claim that a TikTok Music app may be in the works for the US market, based on a filing made by TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
On May 9, ByteDance filed a trademark application with the USPTO. The application lists a number of potential goods and services, such as “allowing users to purchase, play, share, and download music, songs, albums, and lyrics,” as well as “live stream audio and video interactive media programming in the fields of entertainment, fashion, sports, and current events.”
The application also offers some potential social activities, such as the ability to “comment” on songs and albums, share lyrics and quotes, a karaoke function, and communicate messages and multimedia among users.
Resso, a music streaming app developed by ByteDance, is already accessible in India, Brazil, and Indonesia. Many of the possible social components that may be part of TikTok Music are included in the streaming app, such as posting lyric photos, commenting on tracks, and sharing playlists.
According to the Patent and Trademark Office, an examining attorney will be assigned to the trademark application six months after it is filed, implying that the application will be reviewed in early November.