How to add music to your Instagram story

Instagram stories

Just days after launching video chat for the masses, Instagram added yet another new feature on Thursday. You can now put music in your stories with a few simple taps to add a bit of extra flavor. Of course, these aren’t full songs, but rather 15-second clips that you can use over your photos and videos. These aren’t instrumental or royalty free tracks though — you’ll find popular songs from top 40 radio and beyond in a library of thousands of songs.

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Luxury hotel overwhelmed by influencers asking for free rooms

Just because you have a social media account, doesn’t mean you meet the definition of “influencer” in a resort’s marketing plans.

A five-star resort is being bombarded by social media influencers asking for complimentary stays in exchange for coverage on their accounts, says one hotel marketing manager.

A luxury hotel in the Maldives reports receiving half a dozen requests a day from self-described Instagram “stars” with meagre followings requesting free rooms.

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Facebook allows videos with copyrighted music, tests Lip Sync Live

Facebook users will no longer have their uploaded videos with copyrighted background music taken down thanks to a slew of deals with all the major record labels plus many indies.

Facebook is also starting to test a feature designed to steal users from teen sensation app Musically. Facebook’s new Lip Sync Live lets users pick a popular song to pretend to sing on a Facebook Live broadcast. Hundreds of songs will be available to start, including “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Welcome to The Jungle” by Guns N Roses, and “God’s Plan” by Drake.

Read @ TechCrunch

6 Adventurous Women To Inspire Your Wanderlust

If time and money were no object, wouldn’t we all be packing our bags and booking first-class flights to the further corners of the earth? White-sand beaches, nights spent under the stars and, let’s face it, breakfast buffets overflowing with fresh fruit and pastries might feel like once-in-a-lifetime experiences for most of us, but some women are lucky enough to call this nomadic dream, well, just life.

Read @ Elle UK Magazine