How to add music to a YouTube video

Updated: 09/07/2019 by Computer Hope

YouTube has a staggering number of videos for users to watch that increases every day. Over time, more and more users have become inclined to create their own content. Adding music to a video that you have uploaded can make it unique and interesting. To learn how to add music to a YouTube video, follow the steps below.

How to add music to a YouTube video

  1. Go to the YouTube website and click YouTube sign in button in the upper-right corner (if you're not already signed into your YouTube account).

Before you can add sound to a video, you'll need to upload it to YouTube.

  1. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click on your profile.

YouTube profile icon

  1. Select YouTube Studio (beta) from the drop-down menu that appears.

YouTube Studio (beta)

  1. As the beta version of YouTube Studio doesn't allow you to add music to videos, you'll need to click Creator Studio Classic in the lower-left corner of the screen.

Link to YouTube Creator Studio Classic

  1. Click Skip in the prompt that appears (or add feedback if you'd like).
  2. Locate the video to which you'd like to add music and open it.

Selecting a video to edit on YouTube

  1. Click the Audio selector on the menu at the top of the screen.

Selector to edit Audio on YouTube video

  1. In the section below your video, locate a track that you like and then click the Add to video button button.
  2. Next, you'll want to adjust how much (if any) of the original audio you'd like to hear by moving the slider under AUDIO SATURATION.

YouTube audio saturation slider

  1. To dictate where in the video the music should start and stop, you can adjust the left and right sliders at the bottom of the video (optional).

Music slider in YouTube

  1. When you're all finished, click the Save changes button on YouTube button.
  2. In the prompt that appears, click Save.

Save video edits prompt YouTube