Thursday, May 19, 2022

How to Replace Music in YouTube Video

In this blog post, I will walk you through the step-by-step process involved in How to Replace Music in a YouTube Video using the built-in Video Editor in YouTube Studio.

The built-in YouTube video editor is a basic editor, however, it can come very handy when you need to edit a video that you’ve already uploaded to your YouTube channel.

 This can be especially helpful if you’ve got a copyright claim on your video and need to change or replace the music and release your video from the copyright claim.

Bear in mind that I’m using the web version of YouTube Studio and I’m not sure if this feature is available yet in the Android or iOS YouTube Studio apps.

If you prefer following video instructions, I've created a step-by-step video in which I walk you through the whole process. You can check the video below. Further down this blog post, you will also find written instructions on how to do the same.

To access the built-in YouTube video editor, go into Edit mode for the specific video. Once you do so, you will see a link to the YouTube video editor (in the left side panel) if you're using the web version of YouTube.

To add music from the YouTube Audio Library, click on the audio button in the top-left panel where you see several video editing tools. This will open the YouTube Audio Library, you can then hover your mouse, over a specific song/music track and click the ADD button.

This will add the song/music track to your current audio track in the timeline. The newly added song/music track can be moved, by dragging along the timeline. You will also see a button on the newly added song/music track that looks like 3 sliders. This button allows you to adjust the mic level (volume) using the slider.

If you move it to the extreme left position, it will maintain your current audio, while also adding the newly added song/music track. If you move it to the extreme right position, it will replace the original audio.

So you can adjust the level accordingly, based on your needs. You can preview the changes before you save them. You can also revert back to the original video, if you do not like the changes you’ve made.

Hope this tutorial helped. If you can check my other YouTube Help tutorials. If you still have further question or concerns, please feel free to use the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. What a great post, AJ! “Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful info with the easy to understand “how-to(s)”! It is very much appreciated!” Wishing you well, my friend! Have a nice Memorial Day!

    1. Thanks much Leona for stopping by and for your kind words. Hope you're doing well and enjoying your Memorial Day long weekend. Stay blessed always my dear friend!