Everyone knows a creative Instagram story will always stand out. So what makes a story creative? With so many new innovations in the social space, Instagram has added more functionality and appeal to its platform, so when it comes to standing out, numerous ways have been made available to get the most creative results. Artist Push gives promotion tips that work. Just have a look!

Speaking of creativity, the option of adding live stickers, emojis, and polls are good ways of achieving this feat but one which stands out quite well is the ability to add music to Instagram stories. This feature was made available on June 28, 2018, and ever since, it is being used by over 400 million users each day. 

According to statistics, roughly 70% of Instagram stories are viewed with the sound turned on. With this, it is clear that people are more drawn to stories with sounds as most users today will turn on the Instagram story sound while scrolling through stories.

How to add music to Instagram stories

When you launch Instagram, swipe right or tap the plus sign icon, and then scroll to story. With this, you can select a photo or video from your phone’s library or you can make one using Instagram. To add music, tap the musical note icon located at the top right corner of the screen. This opens Instagram’s own music center which contains hundreds of thousands of songs of any genre. 

The “For You” section contains tracks selected by Instagram containing trending songs at the time, songs in Reels, or videos you’ve liked or saved. It also contains songs from previously followed artists. You can also browse by categories if you are unsure of what to use at that moment. 

If you’re sure of the song you’d like to use, you can search for it using the search box option at the very top of the page. You can preview the song you would like to add by hitting the play button or you can just tap on your preferred song to add the song immediately to the story. 

After finding and tapping your preferred song, you have the option of choosing how the song will be displayed in your story. With a variety of display options and even captions of the song lyrics in very engaging styles, Instagram has made the whole concept of stories interesting. Sliders, located at the bottom of the screen can also be used to select the exact part of the song you’d like to feature and just how long you’d like the snippet to be. 

When you are satisfied with the story, tap the “Done” button located at the upper right corner to preview the story and if you feel you are ready to release your story to the world, all you have to do is choose if you want to post it on your main story, to your close friends, or perhaps a few select users. 


Adding music to your Instagram stories is very important as it helps not only in making your story more engaging but also in showing your personality and mood through music. For whatever reason, stories are better with sound.