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Amplify Your Sound: A Musician’s Guide to Featuring on Instagram Stories

Here at Bar L'Hémisphère Gauche we love nothing more than seeing artists succeed, we live and breathe LIVE SHOWS! So we decided to contribute to the cause by sharing knowledge to help artists get noticed.


Instagram Stories is a fantastic way to amplify your music, to create and connect with fans worldwide. Here's how you can make your tunes the soundtrack to someone's day with Instagram's music library.


Step 1: Streamline Your Presence

First things first, ensure your music is streaming on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, or SoundCloud. Instagram collaborates with these giants to source music for their expansive library.


Step 2: Distribute Your Sounds

Next, partner with a music distributor such as DistroKid, TuneCore, or CD Baby. These distributors do the heavy lifting to get your music not only on streaming platforms but also into Instagram's music library, making your tracks accessible for Stories.


Step 3: Metadata Matters

It's all in the details. Make sure your music is properly registered with all the necessary metadata and that you have the rights to share it on social platforms. This step is crucial for seamless integration into Instagram's system.


Step 4: Promote, Promote, Promote

Got your music on Instagram? Great! Now it's time to shout it from the digital rooftops. Use your Instagram profile to promote your tracks. Share stories featuring your music and inspire your followers to use your songs in their Stories. This is also makes it easier for vunues like ours to add your music to posts that promote your shows.


Step 5: Keep an Eye on the Prize

Stay vigilant about how your music performs on Instagram. Engage with users who feature your music and keep the promotional wheel turning.


Patience is a virtue here, as approval for Instagram's music library can take time. But once you're in, your music has the potential to be the backdrop for millions of Stories.


So there you have it—a musician's roadmap to Instagram fame. Follow these steps, and who knows? Your band could be the next big hit on everyone's Story playlist!


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