Africa-facing music streaming and download platform, Boomplay is partnering with global short videos brand, TikTok to explore cross-promotion of trending content on both platforms via mutual playlists and content discovery.
As such, Boomplay will now host a playlist of TikTok trending sounds, while TikTok will have Boomplay’s top songs as part of its discovery and sound pages.
The mutual playlists, tagged TikTokPicks and BoomplayPicks, will feature songs that made it into the top trending songs on both platforms each week, with TikTok’s list focusing on user-created content and songs that garnered the most engagements.
The goal of the partnership is such that Boomplay and TikTok will bring the worlds of music and creativity of artists and creators together on the two platforms to build connections among fans, and increase artist audience.
“Boomplay continues to expand its strategic partnerships with global brands to offer artists creative and innovative channels to access their target audience while providing extensions for content promotion. We are very excited to partner with TikTok, one of the largest and fastest growing platforms in the entertainment tech industry, with great creation properties perfectly suited to the music community,” said Paul Azumah-Ayitey, Public Relations Manager at Boomplay said in a statement.
Commenting on the partnership, Boniswa Sidwaba, TikTok’s Head of Content Programming for Sub-Saharan Africa said, “TikTok is hugely popular across Sub-Saharan Africa with a thriving community using our platform to share their love of music, sport, comedy, trends, fashion and the diverse culture that makes the region so unique.
“With this partnership with Boomplay, we look to encourage our creative community to continue to use African music as the soundtrack for great content development while celebrating and taking African musicians to the world.”
Boomplay and TikTok anticipate a successful outcome with this partnership as they amplify trending sounds to their constantly growing millions of users.
While many of these users already engage with the content properties on both platforms in different ways, this collaboration will allow creators and content owners to interact directly with their target audience in a more creative, fun and meaningful way that focuses on African music.