How do musicians make money on TikTok?

UMG tracks accounted for 35% of the TikTok Top 50 last week, so pulling all their music off the platform has presented a unique opportunity for independent musicians to fill the void.

But how do independent artists make money on TikTok?

The answer may not be what you think since instead of paying every time a song is played, TikTok rewards the creation of new videos. So this week’s Hypebot Flashback Friday resurfaces two posts from last year that explain.

How much money do musicians make on TikTok? (and how do they make it?)

by Philip Kinsher of Disc Makers Blog

TikTok has taken social media by storm, with millions of users engaging in short-form videos and creative content. Better yet, it has become a powerful tool for musicians as TikTok offers an amazing opportunity for artists to promote their music, get discovered, and earn royalties.


How indie artists can make money on TikTok

by Randi Zimmerman from the Symphonic Blog

Are you on TikTok and wish you could make some money from your efforts? No problem! There are a couple of ways you can make this happen in no time. From their official Creator Fund to independent marketing and more, here’s what you can do…


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