ONE37pm: Do you use TikTok to discover new music? If so, what songs have you discovered?
Dominic: Man, I think just about any song that you hear on the radio now—I feel like most of them came from TikTok. And the reason why know this is because I worked with a few artists that put their song on TikTok and then us influencers on TikTok, we basically make up a dance or just do a comedy theme around their music—and then from there, it’ll just blow up. You know what I mean? So… a lot of music that I listen to now actually came from TikTok. And then, a week later I will hear it on the radio—I’m like, ‘Are you serious? Hey, I did a song to this!’ And it’ll end up on Apple Music on the Top 100. I think it’s a really cool platform to hear music or just like trending things.
ONE37pm: If you could pick anyone to do a Tiktok collaboration with, who would it be and why?
Dominic: Man, that’s tough. If it will happen, and if I can make it happen, the person that I would collaborate with is most definitely Will Smith. He’s on the platform. He entered the platform I would say about, maybe about a year ago. And man, this guy is just like amazing. You know, he has his own team and his videos are just rock solid. So if I could collaborate with him, that would be amazing, and the reason why is because he’s one of my role models. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always looked up to him. And that’s the reason why I’m doing the things I am doing today. I’m a pursuing actor, and ever since I got involved with social media, I’ve just been doing my own thing.
ONE37pm: For all those trying to get started on TikTok, what advice would you give to them?
Dominic: Don’t stop. I would say don’t ever stop. Keep pushing. I think consistency is key. And don’t worry about numbers. I am a victim of that. I was always worried about numbers, and if it didn’t get a certain amount of numbers, I would leave. I would just quit everything. I’m impatient. If I don’t receive the numbers, then I’ll stop. Don’t go that route. The more you push, the more content you push, you’re going to get seen regardless—whether it’s 10 people, 100 people, 100,000 people. So that’s one thing I’ve noticed as I was growing and growing. You just gotta be consistent. Push out the content. You’re going to get noticed. I think if you imagine it—think it, dream it, make it reality—you can make things happen.
Something tells us this is only the beginning for Dominic. Be sure to check out his dope content all across TikTok (@dominictoliver) and Instagram (@dominic_toliver).
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