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The Best Royalty Free Music For Instagram

Mackenzie Scott

Mar 9, 2022

Finding great royalty free music for Instagram shouldn’t feel like a challenge of epic portions. These days, companies like Soundstripe provide a streamlined search and licensing experience.  

Whether you need music for Instagram reels, Stories, etc., we’ve perfected our library’s search and filter functions so that you can easily navigate our 7,000+ songs to find exactly what you’re looking for. 

To make things even easier, we’ve put together a roundup of the top playlists and songs of royalty free music for instagram. Not only is the music we’re sharing copyright-safe, but it’s also covered by our lifetime licensing protection. 

How to use music on Instagram

Using music on Instagram is just like any other social media platform: You should only post music if 1.) you wrote it yourself, or 2) you have permission from the artist to use it.

Music licensing is how musicians protect their work, but it also allows creates an opportunity for you to use other people's art to improve your content. And obeying Instagram's community guidelines is how you avoid copyright claims on your accounts.

Copyright law and music licensing can be a little confusing, so if you want to know more about how to protect your content, here's our quick guide on music licensing for content creators.

Our top playlists for Instagram content creators

DMCA takedown notices and account suspensions are the last things that any of us want, especially since Instagram can be a major source of revenue and engagement for creators. Fortunately, you can safeguard your content by taking the copyright-safe route and using royalty free music in your Instagram content. 

Royalty free music spans any and all genres, so it’s only fitting to share three playlists that offer a ton of music variety for social media content. Here are three of our most popular playlists for Instagram music:  

Vlog: Upbeat

Vlog Upbeat / royalty free music for Instagram

Listen and license here

 

Indie Pop

Indie Pop / royalty free music for Instagram

Listen and license here

 

Vlog: Electronic Chill

Vlog Electronic Chill / royalty free music for Instagram

Listen and license here

 

More good news: If you want to license a specific genre or type of music from any of these playlists, you can add and exclude filters from within our music catalog. 

For example, if you like the Vlog: Electronic Chill playlist but want to exclude songs that are sad and/or in the R&B genre, you can narrow down the playlist’s results to get a more curated selection like this:

 

 

Because you can combine as many filters as you want, you’re able to be hyper-specific in your search — isolating exactly what you want and excluding what you don’t with a few clicks of a button. 

Given that royalty free music for Instagram isn’t just limited to one genre, you have a ton of flexibility and creative freedom when filtering through our playlists. If you’re interested in checking out even more playlist options, you can do that here

The Top 10 royalty free songs for Instagram

Sorting through playlists is a good first step in finding the best royalty free music for your Instagram content, especially since it automatically narrows down your search from thousands of songs to a more manageable and curated selection.  

But if you’d rather search on a song-by-song basis, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most popular Instagram-worthy songs to help you do that.

1. “Astro Jetson” by Mikey Geiger

Mikey Geiger image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Electro Pop

Instruments: Drums and synth

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

2. “Back To You” by Daniel King

Daniel King image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Electro Pop

Instruments: Drums and electronic drums

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

3. “Thank You” by Demure

Demure image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Chill LoFi

Instruments: Samples and electronic drums

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

4. “Presence” by Mikey Geiger

Mikey Geiger image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Electro Pop

Instruments: Electric guitar and synth

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. “Overtime” by Simple Thieves

Simple Thieves image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Electro Pop

Instruments: Synth and electric guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. “Distant Shore” by Tide Electric

Tide Electric image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Hopeful Synth

Instruments: Piano and synth

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. “I Just Wanna Luv U” by BRASKO

BRASKO image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Indie Pop

Instruments: Synth and piano

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. “Simple Song” by Fantoms

Fantoms image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Chill Electro Beats

Instruments: Electric guitar and guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. “Heroes” by Noah Smith

Noah Smith image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Indie Pop

Instruments: Piano and electric guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. “Beauty Surrounding” by Pete Steward

Pete Stewart image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Chill Acoustic 

Instruments: Acoustic guitar and electric guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Instagram music for content creators in 2022

Our team releases music every week, so there’s always an influx of new and diverse songs to listen to and license. If you’re interested in checking out Soundstripe’s newest music for Instagram (i.e., not just the most popular), these five songs are a great place to start.  

1. “Amnesia” by Ghost Beatz

Ghost Beatz image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Chill Hip Hop

Instruments: Piano and drums

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. “Slurple” by JAYA (Raise)

JAYA (Raise) image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Electro Beats

Instruments: Drums and electronic drums

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. “Like Quicksand” by Terminals

Terminals image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Indie Pop

Instruments: Bass and drums

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. “Champagne Papaya” by Avocado Junkie

Avocado Junkie image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Upbeat Acoustic 

Instruments: Acoustic guitar and ukulele

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. “Only The Brave Run Wild” by Sounds Like Sander

Sounds Like Sander image / royalty free music for InstagramGenre: Upbeat Acoustic

Instruments: Acoustic guitar and synth

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips for using copyright free music on Instagram

When creating Instagram videos, there's lots to keep in mind in regards to picking the right copyright free music and exploring the best royalty free music library options. You should also consider what types of Instagram posts and Instagram videos that you're actually needing to create.

For example, do you want something that could later exist on your YouTube channel as well (in which case are you looking at the YouTube audio library or are you more in favor of supporting independent artists)? Or is this video content strictly for your Instagram account?

Unlike picking royalty free tracks from competitors like Epidemic sound (or trying to take your favorite songs from Spotify music), your best bet for any copyright free music for your Instagram videos or Instagram stories is going to come from these curated playlists from Soundstripe.

(Remember, regardless of whether you're looking for full audio track copyrighted music, or just some simple background music for Instagram video or other social media platforms, you do need to make sure all your recorded audio and sound effects are uploaded to Instagram legally.)

Need more royalty free music for Instagram?

One of the biggest takeaways from this blog is that licensing music for Instagram, or any platform, is a process that really shouldn’t be mishandled or taken lightly. Even though it’d be nice to play any song in the background of your videos, copyright law exists for a good reason.

For one, it protects the artists who create and own the music you want to use on Instagram. For another, it protects you against copyright strikes when you follow the legal protocol and get permission to use the music in your projects. 

If you decide to license royalty free music from Soundstripe, you’ll get lifetime licensing protection and video clearance on platforms like YouTube. Not to mention, you won’t have to pay royalty fees like you would with traditional music licensing. 

If you’re interested in knowing all the perks and features that come with our music plans, you can find that information on our pricing and plans here. In the meantime, take some time to check out our music catalog and playlists

Even though we’ve shared a few great music options in this blog, there’s literally thousands more songs where that came from. If you’re still looking for the perfect song(s) for Instagram or another platform, our search and filter functions can help you narrow down that search significantly.

If you like the format of this article, here are a few more options: 

Whether you’re looking for something specific or you’re open to any genre, there’s something for everyone in our music library.