Music recorded from live performances is permitted. If you attend a concert and share Stories, Reels, posts, videos, or Instagram Live videos of the gig, you should be okay. ‘Music in Stories’ is permitted wholly. Using too many full-length recorded tracks may limit your ability to broadcast live.
Position the album cover where you want it on screen, then move your square image on top of it. Go into stickers and then GIFs. Search ‘Spotify’ and pick an animation that looks like the Spotify progress bar. Then position it under your picture to complete the look.
Let’s be clear; when there’s a copyright problem, your content can’t be posted. Instagram automatically scans for copyrighted audio and can detect when music is being used without a license.
If you’re posting a video to your Instagram Stories, you can use Instagram’s in-app music library, which we’ll dive into later, but if you’re posting a video to your feed, you’ll have to double-check where its music comes from. You should also always credit the artist when using their work.
If the music sticker doesn’t work for you, make sure your app is up to date, or try logging out and back in. Some users also have success switching from their Professional to Personal account to reactivate music in Instagram. Visit Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories.
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To add music to an Instagram Story, tap the square smiley face icon in the top-right, and select the Music sticker in the pop-up menu. Choose a song by searching in the list and customize it using the buttons that appear at the bottom of your Story.