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Storrito Q&A: How do you get your music into the Instagram music library?

Want to successfully showcase your brand on Instagram? Then Instagram Stories should be a part of your daily work. In our "Storrito Q&A," we’ll explain everything you need to know about Instagram, Instagram Stories, and Instagram marketing.

Today: How do you get your music into the Instagram music library?

How to share music in your Instagram Stories

In 2018, Instagram introduced music in Instagram Stories. Since then, you can add a soundtrack to your Stories for an extra dose of entertainment.

You can choose a song from the Instagram music library or add a tune from streaming services like Spotify and SoundCloud.

How to add music to your Stories from the music library

  1. Open Instagram and navigate to your Stories section.
  2. Insert or take the picture or video you want to post, then add filters and effects as desired.
  3. Tap the sticker icon in the upper menu and select “Music.”
  4. You can now either search for an artist, album, or song – or you can browse through popular tracks, different genres, or moods.
  5. Select the song of your choosing
  6. You can now edit the snippet you want to be played in your story. The maximum length is 15 seconds. Find the right section by using the slider bar to scroll through the track.
  7. Choose the layout in which your song will be shown by tapping on the sticker.

How to add music from a streaming service

You can also share a song via your favorite streaming service, such as Spotify. Select the song you want to use in your Stories, tap “Share,” and choose Instagram.

The Instagram app will open automatically with the cover art of your selected song. As usual, you can now add text, stickers, and other effects to your Story.

Once you post the song in your Stories, you can click on the “Play on Spotify” link to open the app and listen to the full song.

Upload your own song to the music library

In June, Facebook announced its “Independent Artist Program.” With this, artists and creators can easily share their songs for usage on Facebook and Instagram–even without a record deal.

To get your song into the music library on Instagram, you must sign up to a third-party music distribution company. Facebook prefers the two distributors DistroKid and TuneCore, where you need to register directly via Facebook.

You can now share your music using your chosen distributor. Once you’ve done so, your music will be available in the Instagram and Facebook music library, where others can use it in their Stories and Reels.

You will get paid royalties depending on the terms of your chosen distributor. In addition, you will get access to insights about the performance of your tracks.

Conclusion: Instagram Stories are the foundation of a good marketing strategy

Instagram Stories are becoming an increasingly important part of a good marketing strategy. To make it easier to work on stories in a team, Storrito can help. You can design, edit and schedule your stories from the comfort of your computer. This way, everyone has access to and an overview of your Instagram Stories.

Tobias ManrothAuthor image
Tobias Manroth
CMO at Storrito

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