Canva launches music library in partnership with Warner Music Group, Merlin, and a dozen others

Canva is making it easy for its Pro and Education customers to access a new library of music clips featuring some of the world’s biggest artists. By doing so, the company is enabling its community of millions to create more engaging content by incorporating their favorite songs into their design work.

For the first time, Canva is providing access to 60-second clips of commercially released songs for personal use in videos, social media posts, presentations, education materials, and beyond through partnerships with Warner Music Group (including Warner Chappell Music and Warner Recorded Music), Merlin and over a dozen other labels and publishers.

Canva customers can browse and embed more than half a million songs from a wide range of genres and artists, such as Michael Buble, Vance Joy, Kenya Grace and Curtis Mayfield, and thousands more. In addition to opening new possibilities for Canva users, popular music on Canva puts record labels and artists directly in front of millions of creators, and allows them to earn royalties when clips of their songs are used in published Canva designs.

“Like visual communication, music is a universal language that serves as a powerful tool for self-expression,” said Silvia Oviedo, Head of Content, Discovery and Print at Canva. “Adding popular music to Canva is a natural evolution of our vision to put the entire visual communication ecosystem under one simple platform. We’re thrilled to give users a unique starting point and make it easy for them to add great music into their work.”

The expanded music library is available to Canva Pro and Education, with small enterprises using Canva for Teams and Nonprofit users to follow, in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Free Canva users can browse the new music library but will need to upgrade their subscription to use it in designs. The popular music library cannot be used in content created for commercial purposes, across all Canva account types.