How TikTok is changing the face of guitar music

(Image credit: Phil Dent/Redferns / TikTok)

Whether you love it, hate it, or have simply gone out of your way to avoid it, there’s no getting around the fact that TikTok is a big deal.

In fact, it’s fair to say TikTok is the most influential platform in music right now, with the success of most of today’s mega-hits being attributed to trends on the app. 

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Chris Schwarten

Chris is a contributor to Guitar World and MusicRadar with around 20 years of guitar playing experience – including writing for and recording various projects for around 15 of those. Outside of practical experience, he’s studied music throughout his life, with a particular focus on composition at university. He’s something of a 90s tragic and a sucker for anything with a groovy, metallic edge or psych and stoner vibes. Outside of music, he’s an avid cook, gardener, and rugby league lover.