David Bowie and His Music Land on TikTok


The News:

“The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it.” – David Bowie

January 8th, 2021 – On what would have been his 74th birthday, TikTok today announced that the music of David Bowie is now available to the TikTok community. An account in Bowie’s memory has launched in partnership with Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and The David Bowie Estate.

Celebrating one of the greatest stars of the musical universe, David Bowie’s music catalogue is now available through yet another medium, ready to excite and inspire a whole new generation of fans. His TikTok channel is live at @DavidBowie featuring iconic videos from his life and work across over five decades of innovation and reinvention.

Tracks such as “Heroes,” “Space Oddity,” “Let’s Dance,” “Fame,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Life on Mars?,” and “Ashes To Ashes” now feature in a dedicated playlist on the TikTok Sounds page. On Sunday January 10th, to mark his passing five years ago, TheStarman hashtag challenge (#TheStarman) will launch. Using the track Starman – first released in 1972 as the lead single from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars – the TikTok community will come together to celebrate his life and work, recreating his iconic looks across the years.

A pioneer in music and fashion, David was – and remains – a cultural icon. He was never afraid to push boundaries and was always first to embrace new technology to reach his global fan base.

Paul Hourican, Head of UK Music Operations at TikTok said: “We are truly honoured to welcome David Bowie and his music to TikTok. He remains one of the most influential and acclaimed artists of all time and his music has defined multiple generations and cultural moments. We know the excitement our community will find discovering his music and creating using the indisputable Bowie sound.”

Read the post on TikTok’s newsroom: https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/david-bowie-joins-tiktok

For more info, please contact:
Michelle McDevittAndrea Higgins, or Erin Ryan, Audible Treats
Leah Linder, TikTok

The Background:

About TikTok:
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Their mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy.

TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.