You cannot use original songs with copyright attached for your story or reels on a business account. You have to switch to a personal account to fix the issue. A personal account has fewer music limitations and is copyright compliant. To switch your business account to a personal account, go to the “Profile” page on Instagram and click on the “Three horizontal lines.” From the appeared list, select “Settings.” Now go to the ‘Account’ section from the settings list. Click on “Switch Account Type” and select “Switch to personal accounts.”
Why Instagram Music Search Is Not Working on The Business Account?
There are the following reasons:
As it is an Instagram Business Account:
Instagram offers two different types of accounts- “Personal” and “Business.” Each account has its own set of benefits and limitations.
If you are on the reel or music section and unable to search for a song, it means the song is not available for the type of account you are using. This is mostly due to copyright limitations. Many songs and filters are unavailable for business accounts. So, if your Instagram account is a business-type account, that could be the reason why the music search option is not working properly.
The best solution to configure this issue is to switch your account to a personal account. Switching your business-type Instagram account to a personal type will surely solve your music search issue.
So, let’s learn how to switch an Instagram account to a personal account:
Steps To Follow:
- Open the Instagram application on your device and log in to your business account. Enter your username and password to log in.
- At the bottom of the home screen on Instagram’s first interface, the ‘Home’ page, you will find multiple options like a search icon and a heart icon. Tap on the ‘Profile Picture icon in the bottom right corner to go to your profile.
- After you reach your profile page, click on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner. Once the options list appears, select “Settings.”
- A long list of Settings options will appear on the screen. There you have to go to “Account”. Scroll the list and tap on the “Account” option.
- On the ‘Accounts’ tab, come down till last and click on “Switch account type” and select > “Switch to personal account”.
- This will fix your problem with music searches. Complete any pending searches and, when you’re done, go back to your ‘business account’ by following the same steps and selecting ‘Switch to a business account at the end.
Video on Instagram Music Search Not Working:
There are Limitations for Business accounts:
There’s no doubt that an Instagram Business account has plenty of advantages. However, at the same time, there are some limitations that can cause problems with certain features. One such problem is the ‘Music Search’ feature not working properly.
Business users often have trouble searching for music because of copyright restrictions on new songs. When a new song is released, the creator usually posts it on a reel or music option to increase its popularity. However, this also adds a copyright restriction.
Now if you want to use the original song in your videos or reels, you have to buy the copyright and pay for it. Otherwise, that song won’t appear on the music search option. Also, if you download the original music in your video and post it on Instagram, your video will be deleted within a few minutes. That’s because using the original song without copyright is against the “Terms & Conditions” of Instagram.
The main limitations for business accounts are copyright and terms & conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How to get Instagram music in my region without VPN?
The only way to get Instagram music in your region without a VPN is by switching to a personal account. This will solve your search issue, as well as the copyright factor, as there are many similar clones available for the same music. You can use these in your posts, and then switch back to a business account whenever you want.
Instagram Music does not show all songs:
Many songs and pieces of music are not available on business accounts for Instagram. This can be a problem if you’re trying to search for a specific song that you can’t seem to find. The solution is to switch your account to a personal account. Personal accounts don’t have as many limitations on what music is available, so you should be able to find the song you’re looking for.
Why Can’t I Add music to My Instagram story?
Although you may not be able to find the music, you’re looking for under the music section of Instagram, this is due to the fact that Instagram is very particular about the terms and conditions surrounding copyright. In many countries, copyright violation is considered a serious issue, so Instagram offers music that has these rules and conditions attached in order to protect its users.
Why can’t I add music to my Instagram reel?
Not all songs or music can be used on Instagram for reels due to copyright issues. Many original songs will appear in the list but you cannot use them in your reel.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.