Do-It-Yourself

The easy video maker with music

Add the song that completes your video. Select from thousands of licensed tracks to find the right music to add to your video.

How to add music to a video

Immerse your viewers in your video with music that complements your message. We’ll show you how to make a video with music using Animoto’s video maker.

Step 1

Choose a template and add media

Before you choose a song, start your video by adding images and video footage. You can search for content from our Getty Images stock library or upload your own photos and video clips. Then drag and drop your content right into your project.

Step 2

Pick a song for your video

Every Animoto video comes pre-loaded with a licensed track from our library. To change the song on your video, open the Music Library and start exploring by mood and genre. If you have a song of your own to add to your video, click the Your Music tab to upload your track. Click the blue play button to preview your video with your new song.

Step 3

Fit the music to your project

Trim your song to find the starting and ending points that best suit your video. If your video is longer than the song, it will automatically loop. Turn that feature on and off by clicking the loop icon.

Set the mood with your music

See how music adds emotional impact to this video

Music is one of the most powerful tools in the video editing toolbox. It can help to shape how your audience connects with your message and responds to your video. In the video below, Rescue Chocolate creates a sense of sadness and urgency with the soundtrack, reinforcing their call to share the video and fight for their cause.

Benefits of a video maker with licensed music

Save on music costs

Get professionally recorded music as part of your Animoto subscription. You don’t have to pay extra to make your videos sound amazing.

Elevate your videos

Give your videos a sense of flair. Adding music evokes emotion and encourages viewers to take action.

Edit in minutes

Finalize your video with soundtrack in a matter of minutes. Create content that looks and sounds great, so you can share it quickly.

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