Upload music to your YouTube Music library

Save your personal music collection to your YouTube Music library by uploading your songs and albums. Once your music is uploaded, you can use YouTube Music to play your uploaded music as part of your listening experience.

Upload your music to YouTube Music

How to upload

There are two ways to upload your music. On a computer:

  1. Drag your file(s) to any surface on music.youtube.com.
  2. Go to music.youtube.com and click your profile picture and then Upload music.

Supported file formats for uploads include FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, and WMA.

You will see a progress bar indicating your music is uploading and a confirmation message once the songs have been uploaded. Your uploaded music may take some time to show up in your library, even after it has been successfully uploaded.

Things to know:

  • Music uploads cannot be completed in the YouTube Music mobile app.
  • You can upload up to 100,000 songs to your YouTube Music library.
  • You cannot upload music to a channel on your brand account. If you wish to upload music, you can move your channel to a personal account.

View, manage, and search your uploads

To view or manage the music you’ve uploaded, go to Library and then Songs and then Uploads or Library and then Albums and then Uploads. In order to view your uploads in the YouTube Music app, you must be using the YouTube mobile version 3.51+ or newer.

To search for music you’ve uploaded, click or tap “Uploads” after searching to view uploaded search results.

What to know about music uploads:

  • Your music uploads will not influence your music recommendations in YouTube Music.
  • You are the only one who can play the music you have uploaded; other YouTube Music users will not have access to your uploads.
  • If you share a playlist with another user that contains music you uploaded, they will not be able to play the uploaded songs in your playlist. This includes members of your Google or YouTube family plan.
  • You can play uploaded songs in the background, ad-free and offline - even if you are not currently a YouTube Music Premium subscriber.
  • YouTube Music Premium members can also cast uploaded content or play it from smart speakers and Sonos.
  • Every YouTube Music user can create playlists containing uploaded music and songs from YouTube Music.
  • Only audio files and their associated metadata and album art can be uploaded. Video files, PDFs, and other types of content are not supported.
  • If the same content is uploaded multiple times, YouTube Music will automatically remove duplicate copies from your library.

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