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    Here's why Instagram music isn't available in some regions

    Here's why Instagram music isn't available in some regions

    Here's why Instagram music isn't available in some regions
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    While browsing social media platform Instagram, if you have come across stories which have 'music' and the app notifies you that the 'Instagram Music is not available in your region', it is simply because the platform is yet to get the music license for that region.

    While browsing social media platform Instagram, if you have come across stories which have 'music' and the app notifies you that the 'Instagram Music is not available in your region', it is simply because the platform is yet to get the music license for that region.
    Instagram needs license to play music following instances where the posts have been pulled down due to copyright infringement or piracy issues.
    The feature became possible after Facebook, the parent company of Instagram, worked out a deal with Sony Music, Universal Music and the Warner Music Group to add music to videos. The deal included adding music in the following platforms: Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and Oculus.
    The music feature gives users an option to add music to an Instagram story. It comes as a sticker with 'music' written on it while adding an Instagram story update and is available on both iOS and Android. However, the ability to choose music before recording the story update is limited to iOS for now.
    In the regions where the feature is not available, there are a number of legal procedures that have to be taken care of as there are no universal law for copyright and piracy.  It may take some time for the feature to be available on a global scale.
    Currently, the feature is available only in seven countries: Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, UK and US, even though the update is supposed to come with version 51.
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