How to Add Music to TikTok

TikTok videos are better with music. In fact, any kind of video on any social platform is better with music…

TikTok videos are better with music.

In fact, any kind of video on any social platform is better with music – evoking emotion and adding context to the footage and underlying message of the video.

And it doesn’t have to be a trending song either. Sometimes the best music is a relaxing instrumental track, or something completely unexpected which really brings the TikTok content to life.

Whatever you choose with regards to audio, here’s how to add music to a TikTok…

3 Steps to Add Music Through TikTok

Did you know that you can add music to a TikTok post directly in the app, or on a third party app – before uploading the video complete with music already attached?

The way to choose your music upload process is to see what songs the app offers and go from there.

  1. Create your TikTok video as you normally would, uploading images or video clips
  2. In the centre at the top of the editing screen, you will see a recommended or suggested audio clip which the app matches with your content. You can either stick with this, or browse the countless options and what’s available – searching by genre, artist, or more
  3. Once you’ve chosen a song, you can head into the full editing screen to select exactly which part of the song you want to play and which parts of the video you want to be brought to life alongside the music

This is the quickest and easiest process for uploading and adding music to your TikTok content, provided the song you want is available.

But what if it’s not?

How to Upload a TikTok With Existing Music

If TikTok does not have the song you want available on the app, then you can add your music in a third party app and then upload the TikTok – sound and all – during the upload and creation process.

It is important if you do this to ensure that any music you are using can legally be played on social media apps, and that you upload is not going to infringe on any copyright laws.

Otherwise, this is a great alternative to give you even more creative freedom and the ability to upload the music you want, to the parts of your TikTok that you want to be brought to life and enhanced with music.

We really hope that this guide makes it easy to create TikTok content that you can be proud of – complete with memorable music and high quality audio!