How to Add Music to TikTok Videos in 2024

TikTok thrives on creativity and entertainment, and music plays a pivotal role in enhancing your content and making your videos stand out. 

If are wondering how to add music to your TikTok videos, you are in the right place.

This article will show you how to add music while creating a new TikTok video or an already-created video.

You can add music to your TikTok videos by making use of TikTok’s music library which has a variety of songs to choose from, or you can upload your preferred song from your device.

How to add music to a new TikTok video 

The easiest way to have TikTok videos with music is to create your videos WITH music; that is, record your video and add your preferred audio or song to it right there.

Follow the steps below to do this:

Step 1: Create your video

Launch the TikTok app on your mobile device and tap the plus icon (+) at the bottom to create a new video.

TikTok Video Upload

Step 2: Record or Upload video

Go ahead and record your new video by holding down the red recording button.

Alternatively, you can upload an existing video from your device’s gallery/storage by tapping the Upload button.

TikTok Video Upload & Record

Step 3: Browse the TikTok music library for a song to use

This step shows how to add music to TikTok after recording your video.

Once you have your recorded or uploaded video ready, tap the Add sound option at the top.

This will take you to the in-app TikTok sounds library where you’ll find a variety of songs that are available for commercial use (royalty-free music).

TikTok Add Music to Video
TikTok Add Music

You can search for a song by name, browse popular tracks being used on TikTok, or explore different categories and playlists available. 

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Step 4: Add your selected song and make the necessary adjustments

Find the song you want to use in your video and tap on it.

Note that TikTok also allows you to select a specific segment of the song to use in your video.

You can do this by tapping on the Scissors icon (✄) and then dragging the music timeline to the part you want to use.

TikTok Add Music

You can also adjust the volume of the song to make it relative to your video’s original sound by using the volume slider. 

TikTok Add Music
TikTok Add Music


You can go ahead and further edit your video; you can add text, stickers, effects, captions, and hashtags.

You can also set your privacy settings to your preference, then when you’re done tap Next and Post. Or if you’re not yet ready, save it in Drafts.

TikTok Video Post
TikTok Video Post

And with this, you have successfully created a TikTok video with music. 

How to add music to an already-made or draft TikTok video

If you have your videos already made in your Drafts, your device storage, or your gallery, you can still add your preferred music to them without much hustle.

To do this:

  1. Launch TikTok on your mobile phone, log into your account, and tap on your profile icon at the bottom-right corner of your screen to open your profile page.
TikTok Account Profile
  1. Find the TikTok video you want to add music to. You can find this in your list of uploaded videos on your profile (Drafts).
TikTok Profile Account
  1. Tap the draft video you want to edit to open it, there should be an Add sound button at the top.

    Tap on it then go ahead and follow the same procedure as in the previous section.
TikTok Add Sound button

If you don’t have already made videos in your Drafts you can still upload one and add music to it:

Tap “+” and the Upload button to upload a video from your Gallery/Storage. Proceed to Add sound and follow the same steps.

Tip: Make sure you use only free-to-use commercial music to avoid any copyright issues.

You may also use your PC to add music to your TikTok videos but note that the tiktok web version does not support this function, you will need to use other video editing software like Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, and others.

Alternatively, you can record your TikTok video with background music playing or you can add a voiceover, or maybe even sing your own sound!


Q. How do I mute the original sound on TikTok?

After you add a new sound to your video using the steps explained above, go to the Volume option and then move the Original sound slider to zero (0).

This way it will be muted and you will remain with your new sound (Added sound) only, you can even increase it if you want. 

Tap Done to save your changes.

TikTok Add Sound
TikTok Add Sound

Q. Can I use any music in my TikTok videos?

Yes, you can use any song provided in the TikTok sound/music library in your videos.

However, be mindful of copyright restrictions when using copyrighted music.

Q. What should I do if a song I want to use is not available on TikTok?

If the song you want to use in your TikTok video is not available in the library, you can try to explore the library for similar options or choose a different song altogether.

Q. What if I want to add a specific part of a song to my video?

If you only want to add a specific part of a song to your video, note that TikTok allows you to customize a portion of the song you want to be played in your video.

You can use the Scissors (✄) icon and then use the slider to select which part you want to add.

Q. Can I add multiple songs to a single TikTok video?

No, currently there is no provision on the app to add multiple songs in a single video directly.

You will only be able to use one song/soundtrack at a time. 

Q. What are some tips for choosing the right music for my TikTok video?

To make sure your TikTok videos have the right music to achieve the right goal for your viewers, be sure to:

  • Choose a song that matches the mood and theme of your video.
  • Consider using a trending or popular song to increase visibility.
  • Ensure that your song doesn’t overpower your video’s main message.

Q. Can I ADD or edit the music in my TikTok video after posting it?

If you are wondering how to add music to TikTok video after posting, unfortunately, this isn’t possible at the moment.

TikTok allows you to edit the caption, description, and other details of your posted video, but you will not be able to change the music once the video is published. 

To add your desired changes you will need to create a new video altogether.


In summary, adding the right music to your TikTok video can help you more effectively communicate your message to your viewers and make your content more engaging, and with TikTok’s extensive library of licensed music, you can make this happen.

However, while TikTok simplifies the process of adding music to your videos, remember to be aware of copyright laws and respect the rights of other content creators. 

Using copyrighted music without permission may result in restrictions on your videos or account.

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Grace is an Editor at GoTechUG and she has written many articles about website design and social media. She has experience in IT and loves to tinker with anything to do with computers. In her spare time, she loves music, movies, reading books, and learning Spanish.

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