This week on the Magnet Minute, I talk about accessing the royalty-free music library available on the YouTube Video Editor.
Whether they’re humorous, poignant, inspiring, or whatever else, your YouTube videos tell stories. And people love stories. When it comes to video, a great way to push a story forward is by adding music. Even just subtle background music can help your video come to life, adding personality and assisting pacing. For example, if you choose to use classical music in the background, you communicate that your content is perhaps more serious in nature. Using heavy metal music expresses an entirely different energy. So does hip-hop. The pace of your chosen music can help to create a certain mood.
Unfortunately, using recorded music often comes at a hefty price. And if you don’t pay and use it anyway, you put yourself at risk of copyright infringement. Videos that use unauthorized music will often be taken down or muted on YouTube.
But there’s a wonderful and little-known feature on the YouTube Editor that allows you to access and use a robust royalty-free music library (meaning you can use it without paying).