Tiktok has more than a billion users, and now they are about to get a very surprising side of the popular social network - this coming August, the company will release its first musical album, which itself will come from an unexpected genre.
The leading social network is a member of the Warner Brothers' classical music division, and will launch an album that will include 18 tracks that will be a classical musical arrangement of viral hits in Tiktok, performed by the German Babelberg Film Orchestra, known for recording soundtracks for classical films such as Also for Quentin Tarantino's 'Disrespectful Bastards', for Netflix's animated series "Love, Death and Robots" and many other productions.
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The new album, called Tiktok Classics - Memes & Viral Hits, will be launched in both a digital version and in physical editions of a disc and vinyl record, in a kind of upside-down type.
Six singles will be released on July 8, while the full album will hit stores during August.
The tracks that will be included on the album will include the creation of the flute Monkeys Spinning Monkeys (currently used as the soundtrack of no less than 27 million ticketing videos), the Scottish sailor chant Wellerman Sea Shanty and the piano melody Pieces, all of which, as mentioned, will have a full-length philharmonic performance .
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The truth is that Stiktok, which is owned by the Chinese company BateDance, can afford to engage in esoteric projects such as the new album.
It was recently reported that the social network is expected to triple its revenue this year, which could stand at $ 12 billion in 2022 (compared to $ 4 billion "only" in 2021), according to the network research company eMarketer.
If the forecast does materialize, Tiktok will be more profitable than the old Twitter and Snapshot combined, just three years after incorporating commercial ads into its platform.
Meanwhile, a study by Data.ai shows that the average American user spends an average of 28.7 hours a month on the Android version of the app, compared to 15.5 hours of monthly use on Facebook and 7.8 hours on Instagram.
However, the data should be qualified a bit, as Tiktok is mainly intended for young people who devote much more screen time to networks compared to older users who prefer Facebook.
The data show a meteoric growth trend, and it must not be forgotten that today's young people's tiktok are tomorrow's graduates (who may also enjoy, it seems, classical music).
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