Finding the perfect music for Instagram videos is one thing; ensuring it follows Instagram copyright music guidelines and uploading the video with the best quality of music are additional challenges that creators must face.

In order to create professional-sounding Instagram video content, there are a few ways to approach these problems.

When creating an Instagram video, only use the highest quality footage possible. Avoid transferring footage between multiple sources, as each transfer will likely compress it. Facebook Messenger is well-known for compressing photos and videos, but other messenger apps do it too.

Your best bet is to use Dropbox, Google Drive, or WeTransfer when collecting footage. If you’re using a third-party video editor to create your content, be sure to export it with high quality share settings.

When selecting music, make sure you’re getting it from reputable royalty-free sources. Loudly is a library that allows users to subscribe in exchange for access to thousands of non copyrighted tracks.

This music follows Instagram copyright music guidelines, making it 100% safe for you to use with no fear of conflicts, copyright infringement or takedowns of your content.

Then, you are ready to upload. There are a few different ways you can add music to your video. One option is using a third-party application such as iMovie or Davinci Resolve, to combine your audio and video before you upload it to a sharing platform. 

For a far simpler solution though, use the Loudly app - available for free on both iOS and Android. With the Loudly app, you can easily browse music and add it to your video from the comfort of your own phone.

The super-intuitive user experience is perfect for comparison of tracks, allowing you to compare how various songs from different moods and genres match a video.

You can then easily adjust the timing of the video to make sure it is a perfect fit. The built-in volume adjustment feature is useful across all different types of video content.

For video interviews, or other pieces where the video’s audio is focal, keep the music quiet in comparison to the original audio. Many scenes will require full focus on the video, and the background music will be much more important than any background sounds. For these, turn the music up!

Check out the Loudly website to browse the extensive music library, or start uploading quality music to your Instagram videos directly with the app, available on iOS and Android now for free.