Question: How do I add music in YouTube Studio?

Answer

Adding music to your videos in YouTube Studio is a straightforward process that can significantly enhance the quality and appeal of your content. Here's how you can do it:

Step 1: Sign In to YouTube Studio

First, access YouTube Studio by signing in to your YouTube account. Go to YouTube Studio.

Step 2: Select Your Video

From the left-hand menu, click on 'Content' to view your uploaded videos. Click on the video you wish to edit.

Step 3: Access the Editor

Inside the video's details page, click on the 'Editor' tab from the left menu. This will take you to the video editing section.

Step 4: Add Music

In the Editor:

  • Click on the '+ Add Music' button, usually located on the top right of the editor's interface or under the music note icon.
  • YouTube provides a wide range of royalty-free music. Browse or search for a specific track in YouTube’s Audio Library.
  • Once you find the desired track, preview it by clicking the play button next to the track name.
  • To add the track to your video, click on the '+ Add' button next to the song.

Step 5: Adjust the Music Track

After adding the music, you can adjust its position and duration within your video:

  • Drag the music track along the timeline to position it correctly.
  • Resize the ends of the music track to fit the desired portion of your video.

Step 6: Save Changes

Once you're satisfied with the music placement and settings, click 'Save' in the upper right corner to apply the changes to your video.

Additional Tips

  • Ensure that the music volume balances well with any existing audio in the video, like dialogue or original sound effects.
  • Use the 'Fade In' and 'Fade Out' options for smoother transitions at the beginning and end of the music track.
  • Always adhere to copyright rules when using music not provided by YouTube’s Audio Library.

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