TikTok Music

20 October 2023

Music is a very important part of TikTok videos. It is a great way to add an entertaining element to your videos or participate in a trend that goes along with music.

In this blog, we will go over how to add music on TikTok and how to add your own music to TikTok. Let’s get started!

How to add music on TikTok

Until a few months ago, TikTok allowed the videos to be accompanied by music external to the application. That is, if you already had a sound recorded you could simply add it to the video and adjust the sound. 

➡️ Now from TikTok’s app you can only upload videos with the music that is stored in the app itself.

You will see how to do it step by step. It’s very simple:

  1. Enter the TikTok application, register or log in if you already have an account, and click on the ‘+’ symbol in the center of the screen to upload a new video.
  2. Before you start recording by pressing the red button in the center, click on ‘Sounds’, which you will see at the top of the screen.
  3. A new window will open with all the music that is available on TikTok. You can look for it in the search engine that you have at the top or let yourself be guided by the trends or genres that it proposes.
  1. Now choose the song and adjust the timing of the song to your video as you wish. Next step? Start recording your TikTok.

You will find this button in the right column when you have chosen the song, called ‘Trim’.

Now you know how to add music from the TikTok application when uploading a video.

But wait, if TikTok doesn’t let you add music from outside, how can you do it?

How to Add Your Own Music to TikTok 2023

There are two ways to add your own music to your TikTok videos.

  1. Play your audio out loud- start by playing the track out loud then open TikTok and begin recording. Do not choose a sound through the TikTok app. This method is extremely simple but you may be sacrificing the quality of the sound.
  2. Use a video editing app- this is the less simple way, but you will have much better sound quality. One video editing app that works great for this is CapCut. CapCut is a free all-in-one video editing tool that has a wide range of tools, templates, and resources to create your dream videos. For more on how to use CapCut, click the button below:

Now you know how to add music to your TikTok videos. As you can see, it is simple, the real skill is to show your creativity in an app that does not stop growing.

Using trending TikTok sounds also helps when posting videos on TikTok. Lucky for you we update our Top Tik Tok songs blog weekly so we can provide you with the most up-to-date trending songs each week!

sophie sophie , 20 October 2023

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