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Use Instagram Reels to share your music

How to use Instagram Reels to share your music

How you can get your music heard using the Instagram Reels feature – plus more music industry news for indie musicians.

Instagram Reels have been around for a couple of months now. If you’re on Instagram you’ll have seen these super-short, Tik-Tok style videos – usually with music.

As they are still pretty new, Reels are getting featured heavily in the feed. So how can you take advantage of Instagram Reels to get your music out there?

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Share your music with Instagram Reels

Reels are getting lots of attention right now, and that means you should be making them too!  Up to 30 seconds long, the video content can be anything you like – but the music sound-track makes them a great way to share your music. You can choose which music clip to include, so get creative with some attention-grabbing visuals.  Here’s an indie musician’s guide to how to do it – from CD Baby.

How to use Reels

Check out this great article from Roland.com for examples and inspiration on how you can use Instagram Reels as an indie musician to get your music noticed.

Your Music on THEIR Reels

Even better, your fans and potential fans can use your music on the Reels they create, which has the potential to get your songs in front of a much wider, new audience.  Learn how, here:

Read more about Instagram for indie musicians, on our blog.


Bob Dylan sells to Universal

The sale of Bob Dylan’s song catalogue to Universal Music Publishing has also been big news in the last couple of weeks.  What can we learn as indie musicians from this deal? Here are 4 takeaways – from Rolling Stone.

Find out more about music licensing here:

Music in a Pandemic – one Band’s story

What’s the best way to promote your music release when live gigs and performances aren’t happening? Using Instagram helped this band to connect, network and grow their following. Here’s Read their story, from Bandzoogle.


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