Add an audio track to your video

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

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

Note:
  • 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 Programme.
  • This feature is only available for videos shorter than six hours.

Add an audio track to your video 

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Videos.
  3. Click the video that you'd like to edit.
  4. From the left-hand menu, click Editor.
  5. In the audio row Music note, select Add a track.
  6. Use the search filters to find a new audio track. Click Play to preview tracks.
  7. When you find a song that 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.
    • Use the zoom options Zoom for more precise adjustments.
  8. When you're finished, click SAVE.
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