How to Add Any Music to TikTok Videos in 4 Proven Ways

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022

Music is essential to TikTok.

Whether you are doing the lip-synching or going for the latest TikTok dance and transition challenges, a TikTok video with upbeat music can drastically boost the chance of your video to be liked, commented on, and shared, even going viral overnight.

So, in this tutorial, we will walk you through how to add music to TikTok in the 4 proven ways, including using the in-app music in TikTok or 3 additional ways to add any music and songs you like to your TikTok videos.

Here’s What You Will Learn:

How to Add Music to TikTok from TikTok’s In-app Music Library

If you are a first-timer to TikTok, then using TikTok’s in-app music library is the easiest way to add music to TikTok video.

Step 1: Launch TikTok on Your Phone and Tap the “+” Button at the Bottom

Tap the plus button on TikTok

Tap the plus button on TikTok

Step 2: Press the “Red” Button to Record a 15-sec TikTok Video or Upload a Recorded Video to TikTok

Tap the record button on TikTok

Tap the record button on TikTok

Step 3: Tap the “Sounds” in the Center of the Top Screen to Open TikTok’s Music Library

Tap Sounds to open TikTok’s music library

Tap Sounds to open TikTok’s music library

Step 4: Select a Song and Tap the Checkmark to Add this Music to Your TikTok Video

Tap the checkmark to add music to a TikTok video

Tap the checkmark to add music to a TikTok video

You can use the sidebar to trim the music and adjust its volume as well. After that, you can tap “Next” to add a caption, cover photo, hashtags, and decide who can view and comment, etc. to your TikTok video before posting it.

How to Add Your Music or Royalty-free Music to TikTok Online

Since TikTok removed the “My Sound” feature in Nov 2019, which allowed you to directly upload your music to TikTok, currently to add your own music to TikTok or use royalty-free music beyond TikTok’s in-app music catalog, you need to pre-record a video for TikTok and use a third-party tool to add music to your TikTok video.

A great workaround we recommend is using FlexClip, a free and feature-packed online video editor that easily allows you to add music to TikTok video and offers you thousands of royalty-free music and sound effects and tons of user-friendly video tools.

Use FlexClip online video editor to add music to TikTok videos

Use FlexClip online video editor to add music to TikTok videos

Step 1: Upload Your Pre-recorded TikTok Video and Music to FlexClip

After you upload the TikTok video and music to FlexClip, you can change the aspect ratio from 16:9 to 9:16 to match the vertical video for TikTok.

Upload video and music to FlexClip and set the aspect ratio to 9:16

Upload video and music to FlexClip and set the aspect ratio to 9:16

Step 2: Hit the “+” button to Add Your Video and Music to the Storyboard

You can use the tools above to add fade in/out effect to make your music smoother or adjust the volume of the music or drag the slider to trim the music as well.

Add music to the TikTok video and trim it or adjust music volume,etc.

Add music to the TikTok video and trim it or adjust music volume,etc.

Bonus Tips
If you don’t have ideal music, feel free to check out the “Music” tab on the sidebar, where thousands of royalty-free music and sound effects are available for you. You can add multiple music and sound effects to your TikTok video. Besides, then animated text and dynamic elements are also recommended to be added to your TikTok video.
Add royalty-free music and sound effects to a TikTok video

Add royalty-free music and sound effects to a TikTok video

Step 3: Add An TikTok Outro Video Template to Your TikTok Video (Optional)

You may also select a designer-made TikTok outro video template and add it to your TikTok as a strong CTA or a trailer for a series of TikTok videos to be published on your account. All the video elements like fonts, color, and animation are fully-customizable.

TikTok Outro
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TikTok Outro
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TikTok Outro
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TikTok Outro
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TikTOk Vogue Cover
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TikTOk Vogue Cover
Use This Template

Step 4: Preview, Export, and Share

Done with the editing, you can click the “Export” button to download the TikTok video to your local computer in 1080P or directly save it to Google Drive, Dropbox and transfer it to your phone for a TikTok post. Check how to repost on TikTok.

Multiple ways to share edited videos.

Multiple ways to share edited videos.

How to Add Music of a YouTube Video to TikTok

What if you happened to spot an ideal piece of music on YouTube and you wanted to add this music to TikTok, is there a great solution? Well, the answer is yes.

You tool you need to use is Kapwing, another versatile online video maker that allows you to fetch music or audio from a YouTube video using its URL and directly add it to your video.

Use Kapwing to add music from a YouTube video to TikTok videos

Use Kapwing to add music from a YouTube video to TikTok videos

Step 1: Sign Up Free to Kapwing and Start with a Blank Canvas

Press “Start with a Blank Canvas”, and select 9:16 aspect ratio for your TikTok video.

Set the blank canvas to 9:16 for TikTok

Set the blank canvas to 9:16 for TikTok

Step 2: Add Your Pre-recorded TikTok Video to Kapwing

Press “Start with a Blank Canvas”, and select 9:16 aspect ratio for your TikTok video.

Upload recorded TikTok videos to Kapwing

Upload recorded TikTok videos to Kapwing

Step 3: Paste the URL of a YouTube Video You Want its Music to Be Added

Click the “Audio” tab on the left sidebar and paste the URL of the YouTube video. Then, the music or audio of the YouTube video will be automatically added to the video. You can drag the slider to trim it or adjust its volume.

Paste a YouTube’s url and add its music to TikTok videos

Paste a YouTube’s url and add its music to TikTok videos

Copyright Reminder:
Since TikTok has a strict copyright policy over copyrighted music and songs, make sure the music from YouTube videos is copyright-free, otherwise, your TikTok account is likely to be banned or removed for copyright infringement.
Make sure you use non-copyrighted music on YouTube

Make sure you use non-copyrighted music on YouTube

Also, check the best places to find royalty-free YouTube background music.

Step 4: Export and Share the Video

You can directly share it to TikTok or download it locally.

How to Add Any Music or Songs to TikTok on iPhone

Well, is there an easy way to add any music or songs to TikTok on iPhone directly? Yes, definitely. To do so, you need to use the built-in screen recorder on your iPhone to record the music as a video and later add this song to your TikTok video.

Step 1: Activate the Screen Recorder on iPhone

Go to “Settings” > “Control Center” > Tap the green plus button next to “Screen Recording”. Check the 5 best screen recorders for iPhone.

Switch on screen recording app on iPhone

Switch on screen recording app on iPhone

Step 2: Record the Music as a Video on iPhone

Open a music app like Spotify > play the music you like > then swipe down from the top of the iPhone’s screen > tap the screen recording button, which looks like two circles. Then, the screen recording begins. To, end the recording, tap the red bar on the top left corner. Then the music will be saved as a video in your photo album.

Record your favorite music

Record your favorite music

Step 3: Upload the Recorded Music Video to TikTok as a Private Video

Go back to TikTok > tap the “+” button > tap “upload video” to select the recorded video with music > tap the “Next” button > tap “ who can watch this video” and select “Private” > Post it.

Set the TikTok video to private and post it

Set the TikTok video to private and post it

Step 4: Add the Music to the TikTok Video

Play this private video > tap the spinning record icon at the bottom of the right corner > tap Use This Sound > now, you can tap the red button to record a TikTok or upload a recorded video and the music will be automatically added to the new TikTok video.

Use recorded music or sound for your TikTok videos

Use recorded music or sound for your TikTok videos

Now, It's Your Move

Upbeat music and great video content go hand in hand in making a viral TikTok video. Now, you must know how to add music to TikTok. For copyright issues, FlexClip can be the best option to add royalty-free music to your TikTok video apart from using TikTok’s built-in music library. Hopefully, you find this tutorial helpful. So, now, use any of these solutions to add any music to your TikTok.

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