I’ve been going on TikTok a bit recently and have started noticing that there seems to be some stock music that’s been made available as sounds for people to use. I can confirm they’re definitely from libraries similar to AudioJungle since they have the logo of the sites they come from on the song’s artwork.
I’ve seen some posts talking about this already a bit (including AJ Exclusivity and TikTok Distribution) and it’s important to note that it seems like only non-exclusive authors can do this here, but I wanted to hear what people’s thoughts generally were surrounding putting stock music on TikTok for people to use in their clips. My initial thoughts were that it wouldn’t be such a bad idea, since you can gain some revenue from people who use your tracks and if anyone were to reupload their tiktoks to YouTube, authors could get Content ID income from that. However, I also wonder whether uploading this sort of music to services like TikTok is generally damaging to stock music, since even if authors would be able to gain some income from music being used in this way, the music would still essentially be available for free for people to use, and a single use of the song on TikTok and similar services wouldn’t give authors anywhere near the same amount of income as they would get from a license purchase. This is mainly why at least for now I’m hesitant to put anything on there, but I’m curious to see what the general consensus on putting RF/stock music on TikTok is.
EDIT: This is sort of a separate issue, but another thing I just realised is that anyone’s sound that is uploaded to TikTok can be used by someone else. Shouldn’t this mean that people can’t buy licenses from AudioJungle to use in their TikTok clips since they’d be essentially re-distributing the track to an unlimited number of other people? Maybe uploading tracks there is the only true way of protecting them if they’re used on TikTok in that case. Seems like a complex situation.