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How to Add Music to Instagram Story?

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Jul 12, 2024• Proven solutions

How to Add music to Instagram Story [with/without sticker]

The outstanding features on Instagram, such as the IGTV and story, make it easier to interact with the audience. But despite having plenty of attributes, Instagram stories are still on the top of the list whenever it comes to its features. More than 500 million users on Instagram are utilizing this feature not only to boost their engagement but achieve a better reach.

You may have stunning pictures to post on stories, but your audience may not get engaged and feel the same as you do. Adding music to your stories can do wonders in making them look aesthetic! This article will let you know how to add music to Instagram stories with or without stickers to make them more pleasing to watch.

Part 1: How to Add Music to Instagram Stories with Music Stickers?

Multiple formats have been released since the launch of Instagram music stories but adding a music sticker is one of the simplest. In this section, we will explore how to do that and how you can make your stories a lot more entertaining for the viewers by adding music with the sticker.

Step 1: Add image or video

On the top right corner of your feed, click on the + sign to add images or video to your story. You can take a picture or a video on the spot or explore the library to upload. You can swipe up to select videos or photos.

Step 2: Tap on the music sticker icon

After you have added a filter or edited your story, click on the sticker icon. You will get a few sticker options, use the search bar to locate the music sticker and then click on it.

Instagram Music  Sticker

Step 3: Add music

After you click on the music sticker, you will be presented with many song suggestions. You can use a search tab to find your favorite song or artist.

Click to add it to your stories; you can choose a 15 second part from the music you like to play on the story. You can also change the song sticker before uploading.

Share Music with Instagram   Sticker

How to Edit Music Stickers?

While adding music to Instagram stories via sticker, you can edit them in any way you want. While editing, you cannot only adjust the length of the clip, the color of the music sticker, size and type, and even the font lyrics as well.

Sticker style:

You can tap on the music sticker to change the icon. You can also switch to the lyrical mode sticker by tapping the sticker.

Changing colors:

You can also press the color wheel at the top corner of the screen to adjust the color of music stickers and the lyrics as well.

How to Add Lyrics to Stories through Instagram Music?

Some songs have options to play music with lyrics to the story. Here is how you can add lyrics.

Step 1: Choose songs with lyric option

It is essential to choose a song that allows you to enable the lyrics option.

Step 2: Click on the letter

If you want to add lyrics, you can press the letter sign before posting.

Step 3: Adjust the lyric size

Before you post a story or send it to your close friends, you can enlarge or minimize the music sticker size and change its placement on the screen. 

Add Lyrics to Instagram Music

Part 2: How to Add Music to Instagram without Music Stickers?

Instagram music works in most cases, but it may be useless if you do not find music of your choice. Sometimes, you want to add a specific song to go with the video's vibe or a photo. In that case, you can upload music using other methods as well. Here, we will share four ways to put music to Instagram stories without stickers.

Method 1: Add music to Instagram through Spotify Music

Thanks to the update from both partners, i.e., Instagram and Spotify, which teamed up back in 2018, now you don't have to share a screenshot of a song from Spotify to let the audience know what you're listening to!

Spotify has millions of songs to listen to and add to your library. You can post all the songs you listen to on your stories to make your content look more appealing. Let's have a look at a few steps that you can use to post music from Spotify on Instagram:

Step 1: Log in to Spotify and select a song:

Log in to your existing account or create a new one. Select one of the songs from your list or search for the one you like. You will see three dots on the right corner; click on them.

Step 2: Select Instagram stories

When you click on the three dots, you will be presented with a few options; click on share. After clicking on share, you will see a few apps options; click on Instagram stories.

Share Spotify Music to Instagram Story

Step 3: Post

When you click on the Instagram stories option, the cover art will automatically upload to your stories. You can add a filter or change its placement before posting.

Method 2: Upload music on Instagram stories through SoundCloud

SoundCloud is one of the apps that we all have used at some point in our lives to listen to our favorite music tracks. It also has options to make separate genre playlists to listen to according to your mood. On top of all, you can now add music to Instagram stories via SoundCloud in some simple steps.

Step 1: Login and search music

To begin the process, you first have to log in to your account and search for the song you want to post on your stories in your playlist. To share music on Instagram, you have to click on the three dots, the ellipsis sign below the song. 

Step 2: Select Instagram stories

When you select the ellipsis sign, you will see a few options and an Instagram logo. You will see stories written beneath the logo; click on Instagram stories.

Share SoundCloud Music to Instagram Story

Step 3: Post

The song will be shared to the stories, make changes you want, and post.

Method 3: Share Music to Instagram through Apple Music

Apple Music is one of the best music apps which many people use to listen to their favorite songs. It is an iOS app through which you can also post music on Instagram stories. Let's see how to post music through Apple Music on Instagram stories.

Step 1: Click to identify a song

Go to Apple Music and play the song you want to post on your Instagram story.

Step 2: Click to open drop-down options

When you are listening to the song, you will see three vertical dots. Click on the vertical dots to get share options.

Step 3: Click share on Insta stories

When you click on three vertical dots, you will have a few options. Click on share and proceed to select the Instagram stories option.

Note: You might have to click on "More" on some smartphones.

Share Apple Music to Instagram Story

Step 4: Post on stories

The last thing you will do is post the cover art and the song. People can click on the Apple Music icon to listen to it there.

Method 4: Edit Instagram stories with Music through Filmora

Filmora is a powerful software that lets you add desired music, sound effects, and stickers to edit your Instagram stories. Not only can you share your creativity with your Instagram audience, but you can make your content outstanding! Here's how you can edit through Filmora Go.

Step 1: Open the Filmora app

Once you're done installing the Filmora application from the Apple App store or Google Play, open the app on your smartphone.

Step 2: Select the video:

You can select a video or photo of your choice either from your smartphone's gallery or stock.

Step 3: Edit and Customize

Once selected, you can edit and customize that video or photo as per your choice. You can add music, text, effects, animations, and even crop the frame as you want.

Add Music to Filmora

Step 4: Share the Video with Music to Instagram

Finally, you can share your edited Instagram Story Video to your Instagram account right from the app.

Share video with Music to Ins

Frequently Asked Questions About Instagram Music

  1. Why can't I add music to my Instagram Story?

Instagram sticks to a strict copyright law where you can't listen to or add certain music to your stories because it is not allowed in your region. If you cannot post a specific song, you can post another that is available in your country.

  1. Can you add music to an Instagram story after you post it?

No, it is not possible to add music to your story after posting it. You have to use one of the methods above if you want to add music to your story before posting.


If you wish to add music to your Instagram stories, there are many ways to do it, and we have mentioned a few quick methods. Instantly make your stories compelling and worth watching simply by adding a music sticker. If you are trying to gain traction on Instagram, music on stories could be one of the best ways to do it.

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Shanoon Cox
Shanoon Cox is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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