New Popular Music Library on Canva

Music can make or break your online content. The right song sets the mood, energizes the viewer, and takes your designs to the next level.

That’s why Canva recently (20 Nov 2023) expanded their Popular Music Library with over 500,000 chart-topping hits and golden oldies.

This new diverse catalog allows all Canva users, especially Canva Pro and Canva for Education, to effortlessly create show-stopping content across social media, marketing materials, presentations, and more.

A Jaw-Dropping Range of Music Genres and Global Artists

With the addition of the new popular tracks, Canva’s music selection now features an unparalleled range of genres and artists from around the world. The catalog includes:

  • Pop: Dance along to today’s catchiest top 40 hits and throwback favorites
  • Rock: Crank up the volume with high-energy rock anthems and ballads
  • Hip Hop: Find your flow with the latest rap and R&B chart smashers
  • Country: Tap your toes to folksy country-pop and western classics
  • Jazz: Snazz up your content with smooth jazz from legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  • EDM: Pump up designs with throbbing electronic dance beats
  • Classical: Add sophisticated atmosphere with compositions from Mozart, Beethoven, and more

Whether you’re a Top 40 junkie or a die-hard metalhead, Canva has you covered. This diversity of Global Artists allows you to incorporate the perfect musical backdrop tailored to your brand, audience, and message.

Boost Engagement with Themed Playlists

Beyond individual songs, Canva’s massive Popular Music Library enables users to curate themed playlists to elevate content for any occasion.

Ideas for Playlists

  • Weddings: Compile your dream first dance songs, parent dedications, and reception dancefloor hits.
  • Travel: Set the scene for tropical getaways, road trips, city breaks, and more with location-inspired songs.
  • Parties: Get the good times going with the most epic pump-up party anthems.
  • Presentations: Use instrumental focus tracks to enhance slideshows.
  • Social Media: Align music with trending challenges, themes, and memes.

Curating a targeted playlist shows viewers you’ve carefully considered the audio experience. This extra touch stands out, especially on visually-driven platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Unlock Unlimited Music with Canva Pro

While all Canva users can access the core music library, upgrading to Canva Pro provides unlimited access to the entire streaming catalog of popular hits.

This pro feature allows you to:

  • Use any track, no matter how new or popular.
  • Create longer videos by extending song lengths.
  • Download unlimited music right in the editor.
  • Access advanced video editing tools to match visuals to audio.

For content creators, marketers, and brands producing high-volume videos and animations, the unlimited music afforded by Canva Pro is an invaluable asset.

Classroom Creativity with Canva for Education

In addition to Canva Pro, users with Canva for Education accounts can unlock the full Popular Music Library at no cost. This empowers teachers and students to make learning fun by incorporating music across lesson materials and assignments.

Classroom Uses

  • Videos: Produce engaging video lessons or animated explainers.
  • Presentations: Set the mood or use songs for transitions.
  • Focus: Use instrumental tracks for concentration periods.
  • Activities: Add background music to hands-on projects.
  • Timers: Replace traditional timers with themed songs.
  • Group Work: Help groups stay on task with energizing focus music.

With Canva for Education, there are no limits on downloads or track lengths. This allows teachers to take learning to creative new heights with the perfect tunes.

Step Up Social Media Content

In today’s crowded feeds, stellar short-form video is a must for brands looking to connect with audiences. With Canva’s expanded music catalog, it’s simple to produce standout content for platforms like Instagram, TikTok, YouTube Shorts, and more.

Some top examples include:

  • Product demos set to upbeat music
  • Travel and recipe content paired with popular songs
  • Dance trends and lip-syncs using viral hits
  • Supporting causes and charities with emotional ballads
  • Using sound effects for transitions and text reveals

Thanks to Canva’s user-friendly [online video maker], you don’t need advanced editing skills to create social media-ready video. The music library adds the essential finishing touch to take engaging content to the next level.

Final Tips for Music and Content Creation

When leveraging Canva’s new Popular Music Library to boost video, presentations, and other designs, keep these tips in mind:

  • Match genres – Select music that fits the overall theme and mood.
  • Consider demographics – Appeal to your target audience with relevant artists.
  • Use captions – Ensure videos are accessible by including closed captions.
  • Check licensing – Be sure you have rights to use copyrighted tracks commercially.
  • Mix it up – Combine instruments, acapellas, sound effects, and songs for interest.
  • Set the length – Trim audio clips to align perfectly with your visuals.

Start Creating Showstoppers

With 500,000+ new popular songs, Canva has your background music needs covered. Upgrade to Canva Pro or Canva for Education to unlock unlimited access to audio that will take your content from good to great.

Now turn up the volume and start creating visually stunning designs set to your favorite music tracks!

Frequently Asked Questions

What genres of music are included in Canva’s new popular library?

Canva’s expanded music selection includes top genres like pop, rock, hip hop, country, jazz, EDM, and classical. There are also niche genres like metal, disco, blues, funk, and more.

How many songs are now available in Canva?

With the latest music library expansion, there are now over 500,000 popular songs available on Canva.

Do I need a paid Canva account to use the new music?

You can access Canva’s core music library for free. But Canva Pro and Canva for Education unlock unlimited downloads and access to the full catalog.

Can I create long-form videos using full song lengths?

Only Canva Pro and Canva for Education allow you to use complete song lengths when creating longer videos.

Is the new music library available on mobile?

Yes, you can access the entire music catalog including the new popular songs directly within the Canva app for iOS and Android.


Canva’s massive new music library makes it effortlessly easy for all users to take their content to the next level with audio. With unlimited downloads, full songs, diverse genres, and popular hits, brands, creators, marketers, teachers and students can produce next-level videos, presentations, lessons, and more. Upgrade to Canva Pro or Canva for Education to unlock the full potential of this amazing audio asset.

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Last modified: November 20, 2023

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