Video content is booming – there are around 1.7 billion monthly viewers on YouTube alone.

Although YouTube is the original mainstream video content platform, now people are also taking to social media in their billions, and hours of content are uploaded every second.

So, if you want your videos to stand out, you need to do something different from the rest. One of the best ways to take your video from average to phenomenal is to add music to a video that’ll evoke emotion.

But is adding songs to video clips easier said than done? Read on to find out.

Add Music to a TikTok Video

Are you (or do you want to be) a TikTok creator? You don’t need any fancy software; you can do it all within the app.

When you open the app, click the plus icon – this will allow you to either record new content or upload a video. Then, you’ll notice a music icon – click on it.

You can either search for a specific sound or browse trending songs – click the background music you’d like, and you’re done!

Add Music to an Instagram Video

The method to add songs to videos using Instagram is virtually the same as TikTok. It’s user-friendly and intuitive. You can save your favorite sounds or upload a custom one if you’d prefer.

Once you’ve chosen your sound, you can trim it to match the length of your video or upload multiple clips to make your video longer.

Bonus tip – if you want to increase your account’s reach on Instagram, upload your content as reels rather than videos.

Once you’ve uploaded your reel, choose one of Instagram’s trending and popular sounds rather than choosing your own. This increases the chances of your reel being well received.

Add Music to a Video on Adobe Video Editor  

We’ve got you covered with some professional video editing tips if you prefer to edit outside of social media apps.

You can easily add sound effects for videos using this free movie editor for windows. Simply upload your chosen sounds and click and drag them to the section of the video you want to edit.

Using this video editor, you can layer or fade sounds and add different effects. Although TikTok and Instagram provide in-app edits, you’ll want to use this editor if you’re uploading to YouTube or elsewhere.

Add Music to Any Video You Like

So, you’ve got some killer video content. Are you ready to add music to it? Now you know how to do these final edits on any platform you like, so it’s time to get started!

Remember, adding a fitting soundtrack can transform a mediocre video into show-stopping professional content. If you want to impress, reading this article was a great start. Investing in good video editing software is the perfect next step.

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