Some of TikTok most popular viral hits have been given the full orchestral treatment and will be released on CD and vinyl this summer, the platform announced Friday. Six full length songs will be releases on July 8. TikTok is a video-sharing app that allows users to make and share 15-second videos on any subject. It has a separate app called Duyin for the Chinese market, which has over 300 million active monthly users. The new app’s logo combines elements of the Musical.ly and Duyin logos.
The collaboration with Warner Classics marks TikTok’s first venture into the traditional music business. The 18 songs will be available on streaming platforms as well as in record stores. On the other hand, It will also attract a new sort of audience to the platform.
Anyone who has spent any time on the video streaming platform would recognize tracks. Like “No Roots” by Alice Merton, which has been using in over 1.3 million videos. Or Danilo Stankovic’s charming piano tune “Pieces,” which has been used by around 3.4 million TikTok users. However, Babelsberg Film Orchestra in Germany has given them all a thorough work-over.
Tracks and their relationship with Emerging platform
Merton has given a statement, “Listening to No Roots in a fresh musical environment is uplifting.” “I’m happy about the concept and eager to see how it comes true.”
Some cuts represent the unusual tunes that can become viral on the platform. Such as “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys,” an uplifting, flute-filled ditty that works well as background music for many light-hearted videos (27.1 million and counting).
The title “Wellerman Sea Shanty” refers to the sea shanty fad that swept TikTok in early 2021 after a Scottish postman, Nathan Evans, videotaped himself performing the 19th-century folk song. It spread like wildfire, with Queen’s Brian May and renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber among those providing renditions of the viral song.
Six full-length tracks from the album will publish on streaming platforms on July 8. It will name by the whole album, “TikTok Classics: Memes and Viral Hits,” in August. However, the complete album will release in August along with all viral content all over the globe.