TikTok is venturing into the traditional music market for the first time. The social network has compiled some of the greatest musical hits, revealed on the platform and gone viral, to make an album, the social network announced on Friday June 24.
The compilation will be released on CD and vinyl. Six singles from the album, produced in collaboration with Warner Classics, will hit streaming platforms on July 8. The 18 songs of the complete album TikTok Classics: Meme and Viral Hits will be available in August on streaming platforms and in stores.
“Music is at the heart of the TikTok experience. With [cet album]we want to help make all musical genres accessible on our platform”said Michael Kümmerle, head of music operations for TikTok in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Songs reworked by a German orchestra
Anyone who has spent time on the famous social network will instantly recognize songs, such as No Rootsby Alice Merton, or the pleasant song on the piano Roomsby Danilo Stankovic, viewed by 3.4 million internet users.
” To listen No Roots in a new musical context is inspiringreacted Alice Merton in a press release. I’m excited about this project and can’t wait to see how it will come to life. »
All songs have been completely reworked by the German Babelsberg Film Orchestra. The compilation gives pride of place to typical tunes that can explode on the platform, such as Monkeys Spinning Monkeysa playful ditty that makes perfect background music for many light videos.
same for me Wellerman Sea Shanty, which took over TikTok in early 2021 after a Scottish postman, Nathan Evans, recorded himself singing this 19th century folk songe century.
The song spread like wildfire. Queen’s Brian May and songwriter Andrew Lloyd Webber are among those who have offered their version of the song, which has gone viral.