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How to Find Music in YouTube Videos

Last Updated: Dec. 18, 2020

You happened to watch a YouTube video and were captivated by its background music. However, you had no idea how to find the music used in this YouTube video.

No worries, my friend!

In this post, we will show you how to identify songs in YouTube videos with the top 2 YouTube song finders, plus 3 other viable alternatives and bonus tips to add this music to your video.

Contents:

How to Identify Music and Songs in YouTube Videos

1. YouTube Song Finder: AHA Music (software for Chrome users)

If your browser is Chrome, the easiest way to identify music in YouTube videos is the AHA YouTube music identifier. It’s a Chrome extension, once you tab the extension’s icon, it’ll identify the song playing in the video automatically.

Use AHA Music Identifier to Find the music in YouTube videos

Find the music in YouTube videos with AHA Music Identifier

What’s more, this YouTube song finder has the feature of history recording all identified songs, so you can look them up again. And it’s totally free.

2. YouTube Song Finder: Shazam App (Android & IOS)

Shazam is a very popular app used by 100 million people each month to identify music. Tab and hold the floating Shazam icon, it’ll start to identify the song.

identify music in YouTube video with smart app Shazam

Identify the music in YouTube video with smart app--Shazam

Of course, if you don’t want to go the extra mile to install AHA Music or download a YouTube song finder app, the following 3 alternatives are recommended to help you find music in YouTube videos.

3. Find Song in YouTube Video: Check the Description of the Video

This is also the easiest way to find the YouTube background music but most of you guys might overlook it. Many YouTubers would write down the song’s name and original writer in the video’s description.

Check the song's name in the video description

Check the song's name in the video description

So, all you need to do is press ‘Show More’ to unfold all the video description hidden below. In many cases, you will be surprised to find the BGM of the YouTube video.

Find music in YouTube video in its video description

Find music in YouTube video in its video description

Insider Tips:

Remember some of the music used in YouTube Video requires you to give credit to the artist for it is protected by copyright. If you happen to see a ‘CC’ icon(i.e. Creative Common License), you should give attribution to the artist.

CC icon of the music used in a YouTube video

Give attribution to the artist if the music is for creative common use

4. Find Song in YouTube Video by Lyrics

If you can understand or there are lyrics in the background track, then listen carefully and search for a line or repeated ones on Google or other browsers.

You can also try the same search on finding YouTube video music by Lyrics which is also helpful for identifying the music in YouTube videos.

Find YouTube background music by lyrics

Find YouTube background music by lyrics

5. Find Song in YouTube Video: Ask in Comment & Forum

You may check the comments first, other users may have asked what the background music is too. This is also one of the best ways to identify music in YouTube videos.

Find the name of the music in the comments

Find the name of the music in the comments

However, if there’s nothing in the comments, you can go to a forum, ask someone else. There are many communities and forums like 'name that song in Reddit'.

How to Add This YouTube Music to Your Video

After identifying the music in a YouTube video, if you wanna use this song for your video, please check the copyright first, then download it online.

Next, use FlexClip, the free and flexible online video maker, to add the music to your video in minutes.

Add downloaded YouTube music to FlexClip

Add downloaded YouTube music to FlexClip

If you find the added music doesn’t fit your video, you may have easy access to 100,000+ royalty-free music and sound effects in FlexClip’s music library.

Add music to your video from FlexClip’s music library

Add music to your video from FlexClip’s music library

Browse through ideal music by mood, genre, instrument, duration, or varied categories, etc. It’s easy and fun and help you avoid copyright issues.

Besides, you can also trim your music with FlexClip to perfectly match the video length and further adjust the music details like volume, and loop playback. You will find these features super useful.

Adjust details of added YouTube music

Adjust details of added YouTube music

Finally, after the YouTube music is added and all the adjustment is done, simply preview the video and press “export” to download the edited video in high definition (1080p). It is just as easy as ABC.

Preview and export the video in HD

Preview and export the video in HD

You can even add an outro to your video if you prefer. The pre-made templates will save you lots of precious time.

Bottom Line

Well, so long as you use any of the top 2 YouTube song finders or flexible solutions mentioned above, it should be easier for you to identify music or songs in YouTube videos.

To make things better, don’t forget to use FlexClip video maker to edit the music and add it to your own video.

If you have more video editing problems, please feel free to check out our expertly-written blogs, you will get more inspirations and practical tutorials for creating stunning visual content.

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