Want to add your original music to your Instagram Stories or Reels? Today we'll guide you through the steps required to prepare, upload, and incorporate your own unique tracks to the Instagram app.
Before you start playing your music on Instagram, make sure that you've uploaded your song lyrics to Musixmatch.
Musixmatch is the catalog that both Instagram and Facebook retrieve their lyrics from, so becoming a verified artist and completing your lyric library is a great way to get your tracks out there.
How To Add Your Lyrics To Musixmatch
Become a Verified Artist
Download the desktop app
Connect your preferred streaming service
Play music from the Spotify app or Apple Music
Review and edit
Once your tracks are set up, it's time to make them accessible on Instagram! You can do this by uploading your music to the music streaming app of your choice - this could be Spotify, Apple Music, or the Soundcloud app.
Then from the music streaming app, tap the share icon and share your track to Instagram.
You'll be able to share the cover art image to your Story along with your artist name and song title.
However, keep in mind that these methods only allow you to share the track image to your Story, but this method will not result in music playing during your Story or Reel.
To add music to an Instagram Story (or a Reel), tap the Story Icon and upload an image or video of your choice from your camera roll.
Tap the music icon from the top menu....
OR swipe up and select the music sticker icon.
From here, type in the song title of your choice.
You can move the sticker around on your camera screen to place it, or tap the sticker to change its layout.
Why can't I access certain tracks from my Instagram Business account?
If you're unable to access the full royalty free song library or can't find a specific song, switch to a Creator account. Business accounts have limited access to many artists on Instagram.
Is adding music manually in a video allowed on Instagram?
If you can't find the song of your choice in the Story sticker pop up menu, another option is to add music directly to your content before uploading it. However, be sure to double check the copyright guidelines for the track in question, especially in relation to your location and the type of Instagram account you have (Personal, Creator, or Business)