Snapchat might follow Instagram by letting you add music
The company is reportedly working with major record labels for rights to their catalogs.
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The company is hoping to secure broad rights to catalogues from Universal Music Group,
Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group, according to a Friday report by The Wall Street Journal. Snapchat users would then have the option to include the music in their content.
No deals have been made, people familiar with the matter told The Journal, but talks have reportedly ramped up in recent weeks.