How to Add Music to a Video with These 3 Pro Tips for Your Amazing Content

How to Add Music to a Video with These 3 Pro Tips for Your Amazing Content
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If you’re wondering how to add music to a video, it depends on the application you’re going to use. While there are a lot of video editors out there, Tripboba has got you covered with some useful tips on how to add music to a video using the YouTube Studio video editor, iMovie, and also InShot.

Follow along to add catchy tunes to your video and start making amazing content for your project!

How to add music to a YouTube video

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If you’ve been binge watching videos on YouTube, perhaps you’ve also been amazed by the editing skill of your favorite content creator in combining the musical effect on the background. If you’re interested in starting your own YouTube channel and want to significantly increase your content’s entertainment value, you’ll need to learn how to add music to a video via the YouTube Studio video editor.

The YouTube Studio video editor lets you add music to your video from a library of licensed songs. These songs are from the free Audio Library which can be used in monetized videos. Though you can no longer change the audio track of your video from within the YouTube mobile app, you can still get the job done in your computer's web browser.

First things first, visit the YouTube page in your computer's web browser or open the YouTube application on your PC. Sign in to YouTube Studio, then click the Upload icon if you haven’t published the video you want to edit: simply follow the instruction to select the file, double click the file and you’re good to go.

Once complete, from the left menu, you’ll be able to tell that you’re now accessing the Channel Content menu. To start adding the background music, simply click the video you’d like to edit. From the left menu, click Editor, then in the audio row Music note, select Add a track. Find a new audio track using the search filters and click Play to preview them.

When you find a song you like, click ADD. The song will appear in the editor in a blue box. Click and drag the box to change when the song should start, drag the edges of the box to change the amount of the song that plays, and use the zoom options Zoom in for more precise adjustments. When you’re finished, click SAVE. You’ve successfully added music to your YouTube video.

How to add music to a video iPhone and iOS devices via iMovie

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The iMovie lets Apple users get creative with their photos and videos. And one of your favorite things about video editing maybe the sound effects which will turn the recording into some amazing video with cool background music. So if you’ve been wondering how to add music to a video via this app, we’ve got your back!

First, open the application and click File. Choose Import Media to create a new iMovie project. You can browse to find the music you want to use in your project. There’s also an option for you if you want to find the audio file you want by name by using the Search field. You can also add music clips from your iTunes library directly. If you can’t get the right music for your project and want some stock music for your video, you can find them on stock music websites.

Once you’ve found the music file you want, simply drag and drop the background music you desire to your project. Now you can also edit and adjust the background music so that the music can begin somewhere in the middle of the song, etc.

First, choose the background music clip, right click it and choose "Show Clip Trimmer" and then "Trim To PlayHead" to customize your iMovie background music. You can do some of the following things: trim the music, adjust the volume and set audio fade in, fade out effects, etc.

How to add music to a video on Android via InShot

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If you are an Android user, you might be familiar with InShot. You can use this app to add music to a video, so the first thing you need to do is to make sure that you’ve installed the app on your phone! To start creating a video with background music, select the Video tile from the app’s home screen, select a video, and then tap on the tick mark bubble at the bottom right corner.

Next, tap on the “Music” tab from the bottom toolbar and then tap on the “Tracks” button on the next screen. There’ll be a number of choices to add audio under these sections—Featured, My Music, and Effects—so go explore and find that best suits your video. 

Once you’ve picked the audio, it will now show up on the Editor screen. Here you can select which part of the audio you want to use inside the video and for how long.

You can scroll through the seek bar and set start and end times for the audio to be played. Additionally, you can set the volume of the original audio. Tap on the checkmark on the right side and tap on the Save button at the top right corner to finish editing.


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