If the saying “content is king” is true, then short-form videos are the sparkles in the king’s crown.
And if you want your video to really shine, add music to your TikTok videos.
Let’s face it, videos without music are just plain boring. Music and sound effects are great ways to attract your audience’s attention audibly.
It’s why commercial jingles work so well. A commercial’s catchy tune will have the audience beep bopping throughout the advertisement.
As a video editor, your TikTok videos have the power to catch your audience’s attention, too.
One way to do that is to add music to TikTok videos. 🧡
Why You Should Add Music to TikTok Videos
Still not sure if you should add music to your TikTok videos? 🤔
Well, let me convince you.
We’ve already established that no one likes a boring video, right?
It’s true. According to a study completed by TikTok, 88% of users say sound is essential to their TikTok experience.
In simple terms, that means if you don’t use sound effects or music to make your content stand out, TikTok users are likely to scroll on to the following video.
And that’s a shame, considering it’s a missed opportunity for you to connect with your audience.
Video content creation isn’t just about creating a unique visual experience. You need to focus on the auditory experience, too.
When you add music to TikTok videos, you’re automatically elevating your viewer’s experience, which means more engagement for you.
Sold on adding music to TikTok videos to engage your audience and increase your chances of going viral?
Let’s look at where you can find the right song for your content. 🚀
Where to Find Music for TikTok Videos
There are several places you can find music for your TikTok videos. You’re not limited to just the music featured in the app.
But speaking of the app, let’s look at TikTok first.
The TikTok Music Library
The TikTok music library is full of commercially available music. If you’re worried about copyright infringement, you don’t need to stress about it.
All the music in the TikTok music library has been cleared legally and is ready to be used in your content creation.
You can search for music by genre or artist in the music library. Once you’ve found a song you like, select it to add it to your video.
If you want to stay on top of viral TikTok trends, using viral music in your videos is a good way to do that.
TikTok makes it easy for you to find trending music because they curate a collection of popular songs and label it “TikTok Viral.”
Search through the collection of viral songs and choose one that best fits your video’s vibe to add to your video.
Video editing apps are another way to add music to TikTok videos. When you use a video editing app like SubMagic, you can use any commercial music you want, including your own music you’ve created or free music you’ve found online. 😎
This is good for a few reasons.
- You can use the music that you want without having to search through an entire catalog of music
- Choosing music that might not be trending (yet) is a good way to gain your audience’s attention. Sometimes, different is good!
- Video editing apps give you more editing options than simply creating your video in TikTok.
Let’s look at how you can add music to TikTok using SubMagic. 🚀
How to Add Music to TikTok Using SubMagic
I promise that SubMagic is one of the easiest video editing apps to use. And adding music to your TikTok video is so easy you can do it with your eyes closed.
Not that I’m recommending you do that. 😉
Before we dig into how to add music to TikTok using SubMagic, go ahead and find the song you want to add to your video. Make sure it’s commercially available so you’re not breaking any copyright laws.
You can either purchase your music or use free online music for your TikTok videos. Just make sure you download it to your computer first.
Now that you’ve chosen the music for your video let’s dive in.
1- Upload Your Video to SubMagic
The first step to adding music to SubMagic is to upload your video to the app. Once you’re logged into the app, click the “Create” button on the left side of the screen.
Then, select the video you want to edit and add music. You can drag and drop your file from your desktop or search for your video in your files.
Once you’ve selected your video, click “Upload.”
Depending on how large your video file is and the speed of your Internet connection, you may need to wait a few seconds during the upload process. It’s not long, though, I promise, and it’s worth it! 🧡
2- Click “Publish”
If you want to get straight to adding music to your video, click on the “Publish” button.
Then, click “Add music.” Now, you have the option to add any music that you want to your video.
You can click the upload box to search the files on your computer or you can drag your music from the desktop.
It’s important to know you can upload more than one song at a time in the SubMagic app. So, if you want to feature multiple songs in your video, we’re not stopping you. Knock yourself out. 😉
Once you’ve uploaded your music, select it, and then click “Apply” to add it to your video. Now, you can determine how loud you want your background music to be.
Slide the toggle to adjust the volume.
3- Finish Editing Your Video
Now that you’ve added music to your video go back and finish editing your content. With SubMagic, you can do cool things like:
SubMagic is full of editing magic. (Okay, it’s really AI technology, but I like to think of it as magic). Using AI, you can edit your videos in minutes. Think of all the time you’ve saved! 😎
4- Export and Share to TikTok
When you’ve added the final touches to your video and are happy with how it looks, it’s time to export your video.
Click the “export” button on the right side of your screen. Once your video downloads, you can share it with your friends and audience on TikTok.
Simply go to the TikTok app, upload your video, and you’re done.
Told you it was easy! 😉
Frequently Asked Questions About How to Add Music to TikTok (FAQ)
Can I add music to TikTok videos?
Yes, you can add music to your TikTok videos. You can use free music or music that you’ve purchased. Just make sure whatever song you use is commercially licensed. You do not want to get in trouble with copyright laws.
Can I use video editing apps to add music to TikTok?
Absolutely! With video editing apps like SubMagic, you are in complete control of how to edit your video.
If you want to reduce the background music so the rest of the audio can be heard, you can do it. Or, if you want to drown out the audio and focus on your song, you can do that, too. The choice is yours!
What is the time limit for music in TikTok videos?
Well, this depends. If you create a video within the TikTok app, your video can be 60 seconds long.
If you edit your content in an editing app like SubMagic, your video upload can be up to three minutes long.
That said, your music can be 60 seconds long if using TikTok to edit or up to three minutes long if you use an editing app.
Which editing app is best to add music to TikTok?
SubMagic, of course! 😉
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