TikTok Launches New Music Distribution System: SoundOn

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TikTok on Wednesday launched its own in-house music distribution and marketing platform, called SoundOn. Artists can upload their music directly onto the TikTok app, in addition to massive global platforms like Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora.Distribution is free, and TikTok is waiving transaction fees for the first year. It will take a 10% cut starting in year two.Musicians retain all royalties indefinitely from tracks uploaded to platforms run by TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance — including music streaming service Resso and video editor app CapCut.Muni Long is among the artists teaming up with TikTok’s SoundOn …