Canva has introduced a new feature for its Pro and Education customers, offering a library of music clips from various artists. This move aims to enable its users to incorporate songs into their design work more easily.
Through partnerships with major labels like Warner Music Group, Merlin, and others, Canva now provides access to sixty-second clips of commercially released songs for personal use in different content formats such as videos, social media posts, presentations, and educational materials.
Canva will allow users to browse and embed over half a million songs from a wide range of genres and artists, including Michael Bublé, Vance Joy, Kenya Grace, Curtis Mayfield, among many others.
The feature aims to pioneer the integration of commercially released music directly into the creation process for content shareable across multiple platforms. The platform has seen a surge in content creation for social media, particularly in the realm of video-based formats.
Apart from providing creative opportunities for users, this integration serves as a bridge for record labels and artists to reach a broader audience and earn royalties when their song clips are used in published Canva designs.
Silvia Oviedo, head of content, discovery, and Print at Canva, stated, “Music, like visual communication, is a universal language that serves as a powerful tool for self-expression. Adding popular music into Canva is a natural evolution of our vision to consolidate the entire visual communication ecosystem into one platform.”
Canva Pro’s music library covers a wide range of genres and is easily accessible from the audio tab in the Canva editor. Users can now infuse their designs with music, allowing for diverse applications across various fields.
The expanded music library is initially available for Canva Pro and Education customers, with plans to extend to other account types in various countries. Free users can browse the music library but will need an upgrade for usage in designs intended for non-personal or commercial purposes.
This introduction of popular music aligns with Canva’s commitment to simplifying design capabilities into a user-friendly platform.