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How To Add Or Change Music On YouTube Videos With YouTube Video Editor

February 3, 2020

Hi this video is about How To Add Or Change
Music On your YouTube Videos Using The YouTube Video Editor
Do you want to add a music track to one of the videos on YouTube?
Do you you want to change the original audio with an audio track from YouTube’s audio library?
Herman Drost Now you can add music to your video from the
library of approved tracks on YouTube. The audio from an added track will
replace or overlap your clips’ original audio by default.
Here are the steps to add a music track to your video using the YouTube Video Editor:
Google “YouTube Video Editor” or go to Here you’ll see all the video uploads that
are on your channel So I’m going to select a video drag this one
down here to “drag videos here” Now I want to change the audio so I have music
in the background I want to replace that music with some different
music I click “drag audio here”
So I want to replace the music track with a different audio track
You’ve got to come up here “search audio tracks” I click on “Genre” and I can select from all
this list here I’m going to choose “Acoustic”
Let’s select “What’s It To Ya” Drag it down here
Notice the video clip here is 12 seconds long I’m going to move this handle to 12 seconds
then let’s play the music It’s a little loud so I reduce the volume
Bring it down a little bit more Ok let’s create the video
Click “create video” It says “sit tight your video edits are about
10% done. Come back to this page in a little while”
So I’ll come back to that page in a little while
Notice that you’ll have a new video created called “my edited video” and you can edit that video while it’s being processed.
So you can simply click on the pencil icon Put a new title here, put a new description
then put in your tags, change the privacy settings from unlisted to private while you
are optimizing your video Click “save changes”
Once you’ve got your video fully optimiized change it from private to public then click “publish”
In this case we are going to leave it at private Click “save changes”
Let’s check the video Here’s my edited video
As you can hear the original music track has been replaced by a new music track
And that’s it! Now you know how to add or change the music
on your YouTube videos with the YouTube video editor. Keep in mind that you’ll
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  • Reply JUST WATCH IT! September 29, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    can i add my music after Upload….

  • Reply SomeGladMorn September 29, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I am trying to cut 15 secs out of a audio file for my channel intro music. The first 15 secs is all talk and I want to cut to the music….

  • Reply Wes Hoskins October 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Can subscribe to me for 50 subs or 40 or 30

  • Reply Legends by Legends October 30, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Thanks for helping me

  • Reply Ohio Jake Paull jakepaul November 2, 2016 at 1:06 am

    im 7 i have my own Youtube

  • Reply Kate Hannah November 30, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Great – thank you!

  • Reply Shiva yadav December 12, 2016 at 5:18 am

    I don't want to create a new video want to add sound in my uploaded video

  • Reply Itz Fillz December 12, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    what do i do if i just want to add music for 10-20secs only in the middle of the vid

  • Reply Josephat Kennedy December 15, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    what if the audio and video are in my pc ?

  • Reply BlueJay December 26, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Is there a way to overlap 2 audio clips you've recorded?

  • Reply Joshua Pratt January 5, 2017 at 11:26 am

    How can I use the audio from my clip

  • Reply Marius Jurj January 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    my videos don't appear there, what can i do?

  • Reply Loki Returns456 January 13, 2017 at 10:41 am

    nice I found it out yestaday but great guide

  • Reply YGOLOHCYSP January 14, 2017 at 2:36 am

    and what if i want a song that isnt in their very limited song library…….?

  • Reply Willdorak January 16, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    When adding several songs one after the other, can you space them out in the time frame?

  • Reply NarwZy The Narwhal January 17, 2017 at 12:51 am

    2% of people thought this was fucking useful.

  • Reply Scorpio Unleashed January 27, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you, sir. You are a tremendous help.

  • Reply Dr. Mahayana I. Dugast - Human Leadership January 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Hey Thank you so much for this – What I can't seem to be able to do is add music again at the end. The piece of music won't slot into the bottom square where the space is provided… as it would be the same piece of music. I just want it to come on again towards the end… any ideas?? thank you kindly for your time and expertise – Mahayana

  • Reply Sylvia's Channel January 30, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Can I repeat a song. My video is 14 min long but the song is about 2 min long

  • Reply The Brad Zone February 5, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Who else finds it creepy/cringy that every clip he ends he smiles….ugh 😐

  • Reply Cunuda Murica February 13, 2017 at 3:41 am

    when I do this it completely overlaps and deletes my speaking audio.. even when I set it to favour the original audio..

    even in parts where the music is not there.. the audio is just gone i

  • Reply FURIOUS PANDA February 21, 2017 at 2:24 am

    do you now how to add music on your videos after you uploaded it on a galaxy s5

  • Reply Geekin It with JimClassic February 23, 2017 at 4:40 am

    How do I upload an original audio track to my existing video? Not from Youtube preselected audio tracks but from my own PC? I refuse to belevie there isn't an option for this, but I can't seem to find a way.

  • Reply Patricia mom of triplets February 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I like your explanation. It is very clear and that is the proper tone of voice people should use. You are doing a great job.

  • Reply Darrel3000 Sukhdeo March 2, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I WANT ADD myown music from my pc's hardrive, to an existing video. I can even remake the video if necessary and add the music that way, BUT HOW DO I DO THIS USING YOUTUBE EDITOR? thanks

  • Reply psiva teja March 2, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    yhe audio iam adding this way is replacing completely my own voice in the video…please trll me how to overlap the video with additional music??????????? plz reply its quick

  • Reply Psycho Bear March 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    My video is 10 minute long how to put the song on a loop? pls reply

  • Reply Scarlet Nicks March 22, 2017 at 12:19 am

    What if I want some space in between my songs?

  • Reply AndrejSamardziev GamingHD March 25, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    How can I add two different songs into one longer video

  • Reply SHIHAB MIRZA March 31, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    salute,Sir You have been old yet a YouTuber

  • Reply Faisal Ahmad April 2, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    How i can add my own audio that i made ?

  • Reply Steve54105 Gaming April 2, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    If you have multiple video clips, do you know how you'd move the audio to only a specific one?

  • Reply gloria zapata April 9, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I need to add music to the first 4 seconds and then to the last 10 seconds of the same video. I haven't been able to find how to do that. Could you help me?

  • Reply Dallas Cowboys Football Daily April 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    YouTube's editing tools are remarkably underwhelming…

  • Reply Bilal Cool April 29, 2017 at 7:12 am

    what if i want to add more than one audio file ?

  • Reply TechStuff - TheGeez001 May 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Great info. If you are looking to add music to your videos from the YT Copyright Free Audio library please check out my weekly video post's consolidated excerpts from the listed songs from the various category groups into condensed videos ie. Mood: Happy.

  • Reply Harry D Football May 23, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Good video, I have the problem where only a section of my video needs its audio replacing due to copyright 😩. Do u know if copyright only comes into it when the music is used for over a certain time? For eg if my music clip in my video was only 10 seconds long would that still be classed as copyright???

  • Reply Tommy pallie May 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks browie, maybe you should do a updated video if you not already done so 🙂

  • Reply Johnine Barlow June 3, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Hi, is there any way to change the music on my video like you have above, but keep the original video link not create a new one. Or somehow just edit and take the background music out all together. Thank you in advance for your reply. 🙂

  • Reply Igameu2 June 10, 2017 at 5:30 am


  • Reply Roblox Trashcat June 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    How to add more than one Audip for a role play and stuff I need that

  • Reply Jean Woomer June 18, 2017 at 1:23 am

    thank goodness

  • Reply skollyiscool 15 June 27, 2017 at 6:54 am

    can yuo make a video teaching us how to put music in only one clip out of the whole video

  • Reply HASIL July 15, 2017 at 10:20 am

    can u plzzz help me my uploads were not shoing in this editor

  • Reply HASIL July 15, 2017 at 10:28 am


  • Reply Jeanette Zook July 17, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I don't know how this began, and I'm no IT specialist, but lately when I try to play a YouTube video, I get all kinds of multiple voices – like in a crowd, and I don't know how to get the video I'm watching to zero in on only the one I want to hear.  Anybody?  I need someone who can explain in easy langage how to handle this

  • Reply librarose79 July 19, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Very helpful ~ thank you 🙂

  • Reply Priyanka Singh July 21, 2017 at 10:44 am


  • Reply A.H Montages July 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    How do you position the music so it doesn't overlap my intro?

  • Reply Trish Chanda July 22, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Is they any way you can add voice audio to a uploaded video? Or can you make a voice over audio track and change it to music? I've uploaded a video and I want to add voice over audio without delating it or starting over. Any advice?

  • Reply Jaw Tooth July 25, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    That was helpful.  thanks!

  • Reply gopdeep July 31, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I have created a video for 10 mins and added music form youtube to avoid copy right . But the music were too short I had to add 4,5 musics . Now how can I change the first music only and keep the rest as it is ?? Please need your help .

  • Reply Geoff Horvath August 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Is it just me, or are search / browse options available in this editor grossly inadequate? It claims that there are over 150,000 tracks to choose from but search results only return a small handful to choose from. Does anybody know how to tap into the complete library of music available on this editor? How do I know what music to search for unless I have already heard it? I typically skip through tracks in a huge playlist until I find tracks that I like. That method won't work with the options YouTube gives on this editor. Is there a complete playlist available?

  • Reply UPURISI September 19, 2017 at 6:19 am

    This is really great help

  • Reply Johnine Barlow October 29, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Hi, i'm just seeing that Video Editor is not available, i've tried putting music over the top but it blocks out my speaking audio. There is no remove audio button under the arrow, is there any more suggestions, i have a song in the background but want to keep my video and speaking audio, if not i may have to upload as new again, thanking you in advance 🙂

  • Reply Belibers Forever November 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Can you tell me how to add other music rather than shitty youtube vibes

  • Reply Fallout Brotherhood of Wasteland November 12, 2017 at 4:53 am

    And other theme video games in your video?

  • Reply Belibers Forever November 12, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    You are a good actor

  • Reply 321 Jesse James November 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Can I narrate over an old video, to fix the crappy sound quality, and take out the "ums" and "uhs" and brainfarts from before I knew how to cut those out?

  • Reply airplane george November 29, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Youtube used to remove my original audio when I added their music but no longer does. can't figure it out. just adds the music on top , the slider changes it a little but no longer mutes the original.

  • Reply Mubashir Dzines December 8, 2017 at 6:42 am

    sub my channel i will back

  • Reply Human Being December 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    It looks like how dancing 😂😂

  • Reply Coco [Shard] December 9, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I've been searching for hours, all I want to know is how to loop the damn music for the whole video xD

  • Reply Raja Vamshi Chatharasi December 31, 2017 at 2:59 am

    As of Septmeber 20, youtube editor is not available. please give me an another option.. please please please please please

  • Reply Edie M February 1, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    delete your video, its …old out of date ………..doesn't even work this way anymore

  • Reply Głos z Ameryki February 24, 2018 at 1:36 am


  • Reply VJ Music March 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    my movie is 26 min and in starding i used 40 sec bollywod song that is copyrite contant, so i wnt to replace the 40 sec song with youtube library odio so, if i wil do this so my video wil b same? means aftr replace i got same viewers or comment or i lost everything please tell me sir .

  • Reply Stephan Leeuwner April 6, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Why is this man idling like a car xD

  • Reply Blissful Hour April 17, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Would be awesome if we could add our own soundtracks, I was not happy with the music I chose on one of my videos, I guess the only solution for now is to render it again.

  • Reply Merry Maurader April 22, 2018 at 4:32 am

    This didn’t help.
    But do you know how I can add a YouTube video audio to one of my videos on my iPhone library?

  • Reply minecrafter 462 April 25, 2018 at 2:08 am

    I can't use it because YouTube got rid of the editor???

  • Reply Alex June 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

    When I add music the half way into the video onwards it mutes the original audio track that at the beginning until the music starts. Is there a way round this?

  • Reply xemi xemicters July 22, 2018 at 2:51 am


  • Reply MY'LIK KERLEY August 18, 2018 at 12:53 am

    How do you change the volume level in 2018?

  • Reply LIFE LINE ADVICE September 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Sir…I didn't get any link like that in Google

  • Reply Will Lee October 2, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Don't want to create a new video, I can do that on my own, and upload the same video with another song. I have a video with 90,000 views, but I used a copyrighted song. It would be nice if we can just change the song on my video, with another song that I've created using Garageband. But it doesn't seem like this can be done. So, basically, it's not possible to change the song on an 'old video.' With my first dozen video's, I used copyrighted songs, but afterwards, I either purchased non-copyrighted songs, or created my own songs. Even then, for the songs I created using Apple Garageband with their loops, Youtube musicBot, flagged my songs as copyrighted by another user, that also used Garageband loop in their song. I‘ve to file 'dispute' and the other party release the copyright dispute. But this is happening too often. Also one party, after reading my dispute, insisted that song that I created, belonged to them, because they want to monetize my video. How can anyone that used Garageband to create a song, claim copyright privileges? Garageband is in the public domain, and Apple authorized its users to create songs. But I can file another appeal directly with YouTube.

  • Reply Stev op62 October 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm


  • Reply DeadValley Beat6 October 18, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Made a song and posted and then a week later I made a music video to the song how can I get that on the one that I had already posted

  • Reply DeadValley Beat6 October 18, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I wanna add my music video to the audio I already have posted I don't wanna loose the views

  • Reply Darius Mark December 17, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Thankyou. You are the only guy I found on Youtube that made a video about this. I used no microphone and my audio is really bad, so can I actually remove or mute my current audio and record or upload a brand new one once I buy a proper quality microphone?

  • Reply Falling Flying February 1, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Wants to remove the stupid background music from other peoples YouTube videos so I can enjoy the video

  • Reply Just KIDding with Lana March 11, 2019 at 11:18 am

    thanks for the history lesson!

  • Reply Gracelove-Animals March 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Can we add Music from our audio file? not from Youtube video selection?

  • Reply Iskar Laguna March 31, 2019 at 3:53 am

    How to replace music with own music in youtube

  • Reply Hindi Flavour May 4, 2019 at 7:18 am

    I have a video, wherein there is a voice over and a song. How to replace just the song and keep the voice over?

  • Reply Paxus June 2, 2019 at 6:52 am

    YT editor and the music part is HORRIBLE.
    Also, why did such an OLD, out of date video come up as Google's #1 result?

  • Reply Technical DK July 8, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    टकलो बा !! 😅😅🤣😂😅😅

  • Reply Wishes and Dreams July 29, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Very helpfull sir Just right I needed this.

  • Reply Chris Perry July 31, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Can you upload an audio track?

  • Reply S. L. August 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    when i search, i cant find the website

  • Reply PSC help 360 August 16, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    you r amazing

  • Reply Stargazing Studio August 18, 2019 at 4:09 am

    How to upload own audio and not from YouTube library.

  • Reply Komel Afzal September 1, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Can I download the free audio from YouTube and use it in my YouTube videos that I am editing (to go on YouTube)? Or do I have to add the free audio the way you did?

  • Reply RennaMighty October 2, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Does this work for the songs in my phone as well ? Like I can swap with the music saved on my phone ?

  • Reply Pip Murry October 12, 2019 at 10:26 am

    how to add music in the middle of the video?

  • Reply The Church Tribe October 16, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you! We started a channel back in March when we found out about our triplets. I didn’t know anything about this. I don’t want my videos getting deleted. I am hoping this will work for me ❤️

  • Reply RANDOM PRODUCTION October 19, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Can I add my music on uploaded video? Thank you.

  • Reply josie vlogs November 9, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Why I can't find the YouTube editor on google?

  • Reply Zuì jiā qínglǚ November 9, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    So it's not working

  • Reply MadSkillzlay November 30, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    YouTube editor doesn't exist

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