Add an audio track to your video

You can no longer change the audio track of your video from within the YouTube mobile app. Use a computer to swap your audio track from YouTube Studio.

The YouTube Studio video editor lets you add music to your video from a library of licensed songs. These songs are from YouTube's Audio Library. You can use songs from the Audio Library in monetized videos.

Learn about how to upload multi-language audio tracks to your videos.

  • If your video has over 100,000 views, you may not be able to save changes to your videos. This restriction doesn't apply to users in the YouTube Partner Program.
  • This feature is only available for videos shorter than 6 hours.

Add an audio track to your video

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content.
  3. Click the video you’d like to edit.
  4. From the left menu, click Editor.
  5. Select Audio  and use the search filters to find a new audio track. Click Play to preview tracks.
  6. When you find a song you like, click ADD. The song will appear in the editor in a blue box.
    • 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.
    • Use the zoom options Zoom in for more precise adjustments.
  7. When you’re finished, click SAVE.

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