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Strike a chord when you add music to your video

Capture your audience’s emotions in your videos greetings, ads, presentations, and social media posts. Add audio to video using Canva’s video editor and media library.

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Make videos dance in perfect rhythm

Pick sounds that matches the mood and style of your jampacked hype reel or dynamic Instagram ad. Browse the audio library for hundreds of free and pre-licensed music in various themes, categories, and genres. To add background music to your video, adjust your marker to where you want to position your audio, click on your selected music, and groove to the beat. Easy peasy!

Give your music a personal touch

Got your own song or instrumental clip to use? Upload the media to your dashboard and add your music to the video for free. From nostalgic short films of your childhood memories to sentimental birthday greetings for your loved ones, you can be your own musical arranger as you add sound to GIFs or clips from your gallery.

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Don’t stop the music

After you add music to a video, you can give it a professional finish. Position it right on cue, splice it, adjust the volume, and apply fading transitions. You can also layer audio tracks to keep an energetic spirit on your YouTube vlog or thug heartstrings with non-stop mellow hits on your TikTok video.

How to add music to a video

  1. Start a video project
    Open Canva and select a video template or upload your own video. Decide on your format whether for YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram Reels, etc.
  2. Edit your video
    Arrange the clips in your video timeline to string together a story. You may crop, resize, trim, and split each frame to capture the perfect moment. Finish it up with transitions and effects that’ll make your video more seamless.
  3. Add sound to video
    Browse the audio library for hundreds of stock options or upload your own music. Drag the track to properly position it to your intended frame. Trim the length of your audio according to your clips.
  4. Give it a professional touch
    Right click the track to add audio effects, splice the clip, and adjust the volume. Make some finishing touches on your video by adjusting the timing of each page to match your music.
  5. Publish and share
    Download your video as a high-resolution MP4 file with no watermarks and share it to your social media accounts from the dashboard.
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Frequently Asked Questions

After uploading a video and selecting your music, use our video editor tools to personalize your clip. Drag the track to reposition it on your video or adjust the length to trim. Right-click to split the audio, adjust the volume, and add fading transitions. You can also mute your clips to fully enjoy new melodies from our library.

From the App Store, download our free iOS app to add music to a video. Start a design project by selecting a template or building from a blank page. Tap the + button on the lower left corner and scroll to Uploads. Add a video and music clip from your personal library to your dashboard. You can also browse our audio library for more selections. Add the video to your project in one click, then do the same for your music.

Royalty-free means you can use the media for as long as you want after paying the license fee just once. We offer both free and pre-licensed music. Your Pro account already covers the licensing fee, so you can use any of our royalty-free tracks and clips at no added cost.
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