Instagram Music Search Not Working For Business Account

Your Quick Answer:

A business account on Instagram has certain limitations for music. The original songs have copyright attached, you cannot use them for your story or reels on the business account.

To fix the issue, you have to switch to a personal account. A personal account to not have many music limitations but has copyright. 

For switching your business account to a personal account, go to your ‘Profile’ page on Instagram, and over there click on ‘Three horizontal lines’. From the appeared list, select > “Settings”. 

Now, go to ‘Account’ from the settings list and click on “Switch Account Type” and select > “Switch to personal accounts.”

That’s it. 

Instagram Music Search Not Working For Business Account – Why:

There are the following reasons:

1. As it is an Instagram Business Account

On Instagram there are two broad categories of accounts, one is a “Personal” account and the second is a “Business” account. Both types of accounts have certain benefits as well as limitations. 

If on the reel or music section, you are unable to search for a song, that means it is not available for the type of account you are using. Mostly, due to copyright limitations, many songs, and filters are unavailable for business accounts.

Hence, if your Instagram account is a business-type account, then, it can be the sole reason why the music search option is not working properly. 

However, to configure this issue, the best solution 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:

Step 1: Open the Instagram application on your device and log in to your business account. Enter your username and password to log in.

Step 2: Now, on the first interface of Instagram, that is the ‘Home’ page, at the bottom you will find multiple options, like search icon, heart icon, etc.

From there, tap on the ‘Profile Picture’ icon, given in the bottom right corner of the home screen. 

Step 3: With this, you will reach your “Profile” page. Over there, click on the “Three Horizontal Lines” in the top right corner. An option list will appear from the bottom; select > “Settings”.

you will reach your “Profile” page
Three Horizontal Lines” in the top right corner
 appear from the bottom; select  “Settings”

Step 4: 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. 

Scroll the list and tap on the “Accounts” option

Step 5: On the ‘Accounts’ tab, come down till last and click on “Switch account type” and select > “Switch to personal account”.

Switch Account Type instagram on app
switch personal account app
come down till last and click on

Step 6: This will fix your music search problem. Complete your pending music search and once done, if you want to go back to the ‘Business-type’ account, follow the same step and at the end select > ‘Switch to a business account. That’s it.

Switch to a Business account
go back to the ‘Business-type’ account

2. There are Limitations to Business Account

No doubt Business account on Instagram has many advantages, but at the same time, it has limitations too. These limitations are the root cause of many features not working problem. One of those problems is the ‘Music Search’.

On business accounts, music search usually faces not working problems due to ‘Song Copyright’. Whenever a new song is released, the creator posts the song either on the reel or music option for popularity, adding copyright.

And now if others want to use the original song in their videos and reels, they have to buy the copyright, pay for it, and use it. Otherwise, that song or music won’t appear on the music search option.

Also, if you download the original music in your video and post it on Instagram, within a few minutes of posting, your video will be deleted. Because using the original song without copyright is against the “Terms & Conditions” of Instagram.

Thus, copyright and terms & conditions are the major limitations for business accounts.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to get Instagram music in my region without VPN?

Without VPN, the only way to get Instagram music in your region is by “Personal Account”. Switching to a personal account will solve your music search issue.

The personal account also has the copyright factor but there are many similar clones available for the same music, which you can use in your posts.  And the best thing about this method is that, after completing your music work, you can again switch back to a business account, anytime, you want. 

2. Instagram Music does not show all songs:

Instagram music has certain limitations for business accounts. On business accounts, many songs and music are not available, and because of this, the music you are searching for is not showing up.

To solve this issue, you have to switch your Instagram account personal account. Personal accounts do not have too many limitations for music and songs. Hence, switch to a personal account, and find the song. 

3. Why Can’t I Add music to My Instagram story?

Instagram is very particular about the terms & conditions and copyright. And in many countries, copyright violation is considered a big issue. Hence, to protect their user Instagram offer music that has such copyright and other rules attached.

Therefore, you won’t be getting the music under the music section which you are looking to add to your Instagram story.

4. Why can’t I add music to my Instagram reel?

Not all the songs or music are available on Instagram for reels. Many original songs will appear in the list but you cannot use them in your reel because of copyright issues. Therefore, you cannot add music to your Instagram reels.

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