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How to get your beats on Tik Tok

Tik Tok has become an essential tool for promoting your music to a greater audience. The virality that some videos can experience have incredible spillover for the songs that soundtrack them.

In 2021, you’ve gotta be playing the game. Getting your music onto Tik Tok is a must – if even one of your beats gets picked up, you could be looking at a career-altering situation.  Your track could end up experiencing the Tik Tok traction of Saweetie’s ‘My Type’ or Benee’s ’Supalonley.’ Those songs have clocked over 200 million and 500 million streams on Spotify, by the way.

We thought we’d clue you in on how to get your beats on there. 

Make your beat 

Open up Serato Studio and create your beat – simple as that. If you’re new to the game, features like ‘Make Drums’ and ‘Auto Chords’ will get you up and running in no time (for a tutorial, click here). If you’ve been around the block, then you’ll find the software intuitive and easy to use. Less time hitting roadblocks, more time making hits. 

Get your track mixed and mastered

You or someone you know may be clued in on mixing and mastering. If so, go for gold. 
If not, our friends at LANDR have an online mastering tool that can make your track sound slick and professional with a few clicks. There’s even a free version – when you sign up, you can get two free masters per month.

 Get your creative assets ready

Artwork, anything you may want to use for personal promotion. Get an idea of what kind of art direction you want to take and create the promotional material you’ll need around that aesthetic. Distrokid offers free services that can help with asset creation.

Distribute your track with Distrokid

Distrokid is an independent digital music distribution service that can get your music into online stores and streaming services. They specifically offer a pathway to setting up your release to have a strong presence on Tik Tok. 

We’ve partnered with Distrokid to offer a start to finish pathway for creating and releasing music.
Create your beat in Serato Studio, and Distrokid will release it however you see fit. All Serato Studio license holders will receive 30% off your first year of Distrokid. All you need to do is check your emails and you’ll be able to follow the steps to enable it. Click the button below for more details.

For more information on releasing music through Distrokid, check out this article.