How to Get Verified on TikTok for Musicians

    With more than 1.7 billion users and the immense potential for instant virality, getting verified on TikTok can significantly enhance your online credibility and overall music career.

    We're here to guide you on how to secure the coveted blue badge for your profile and get your music account verified on TikTok.



    How to get your TikTok account verified

    To officially get verified on TikTok, your account must meet several criteria. You need to maintain an active and authentic profile, consistently post engaging content, and show clear interaction with your followers, all while adhering to TikTok’s posting rules and community guidelines. Additionally, TikTok considers the security of your profile, so ensure you have a verified email address and multi-factor authentication enabled.




    Are you ready for TikTok verification?

    Think you're set to apply for verification? Before submitting your application, take a moment to ensure your account meets TikTok's guidelines. For the best chance of achieving verified status, TikTok offers this general guide:

    1. Your account needs to be active with at least one publicly posted video.
    2. Your profile should include a picture and an artist bio.
    3. Your account must be set to public, not private.
    4. You must comply with TikTok’s terms of service.
    5. Your account should have a substantial following.
    6. There should be clear evidence of fan engagement on your account.


    While TikTok assesses verification requests individually, following these guidelines increases your chances of meeting their internal criteria for verification.



    Here’s how you can request verification on TikTok.

    Once you've ensured that your TikTok account meets all the eligibility criteria, just follow the steps below to get to TikTok’s verification form: 

    1. Navigate to your Profile at the bottom of the TikTok app.
    2. Tap the Menu button located at the top.
    3. Select Settings and privacy.
    4. Choose Account or Manage account, then tap Verification.
    5. Follow the instructions provided in the app to submit your verification request.


    Note: TikTok has not yet made this feature available to all users globally, so it may not be accessible everywhere at the moment.

    Once you access the verification form, you need to:

    • Complete the form with your personal details, such as your full name, phone number, email address, and a government-issued ID.
    • Submit your verification request.



    Tips to help you get TikTok verified

    While TikTok's guidelines don't guarantee verification, there are some music marketing strategies you should follow to increase your chances of getting verified and boost your music's overall brand.



    Create captivating content

    Developing engaging social media campaigns that captivate your followers and expand your audience is essential for growing your fanbase and generating buzz around your music. Sharing your TikTok videos on other social media platforms is now quicker and easier than ever, broadening your reach and encouraging more followers on TikTok.

    Tip: Think about cross-posting your TikTok content on other short-form video platforms like YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels.



    Interact with your followers

    According to TikTok’s verification tips, engaging with your followers is crucial for building a strong online presence and boosting your visibility on the platform. Ensure you're responding to comments, liking, sharing, or dueting other users' content, and participating in current challenges and trends. By actively engaging with your followers, you’ll cultivate a loyal fan base that can help you get verified and promote your music.



    Grow your fanbase

    Creating engaging TikTok content and interacting with your followers is a winning strategy. While growing your fanbase will take some time, it's definitely worthwhile.

    TikTok and similar video platforms let artists share behind-the-scenes glimpses of their daily lives, helping many to significantly expand their online followings.

    Steps to Apply for TikTok Artist Certification

    In addition to verification, eligible artists can apply for TikTok Artist Certification. Certification provides access to TikTok's innovative promotional tools and additional profile features, including:


    * The TikTok Music Tab (music icon)
    * Pinned tracks
    * New Release and Artist tabs

    These features are definitely worth adding to your profile if you qualify.



    Exercise patience
    Verification on TikTok can be a lengthy process as TikTok receives numerous requests daily. While you wait for your application to be reviewed, concentrate on producing high-quality content and engaging with your followers.



    Getting verified on TikTok can significantly enhance your music's visibility and online credibility. Following the tips in the guide will maximize your chances of verification, helping you grow your TikTok audience and boosting your music's overall popularity.


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