The deal will allow Sony Music to use TikTok's platform, home to several viral internet trends and where emerging artists have garnered fans quickly, to promote its artists. (https://bit.ly/37YXl4m)
The partnership comes a day after the U.S. Commerce Department said it would "vigorously defend" an executive order that seeks to bar transactions with Chinese-owned TikTok after a federal judge halted the action.
TikTok signed similar deals with UK-based non profit Merlin earlier this year, in a bid to expand its music library and a multi-year partnership with Paris-based Believe, a music platform for independent artists, in July.
(Reporting by Chavi Mehta and Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)