How do I add music to my video?

To choose a music soundtrack for your video, click the musical note icon on the main editing section. You'll have the choice of uploading your own MP3s, iTunes music or AAC files, or choosing from our selection of music.


Using the Music Library

When you view our full library, the list can be sorted alphabetically by title, artist, genre, or track length. (Just click the header of the column to sort it.) You can also mark your songs as favorites and view them in the "Favorites" list later. Just click the heart icon next to the song to mark it as a favorite. 

When you use music from Animoto's Music Library, there's no need to get permission from the copyright owner, as all songs are licensed for use in your video.

Note: it is important to make sure that you're using the correct Animoto subscription if you use your videos for commercial purposes, or if you plan to sell the videos you create to a 3rd party. Our full terms can be found at



Uploading your own music

To use your own music, choose the "Upload Songs" option.

To upload, navigate through your computer files where your digital music is stored. Upload time will depend on your Internet connection and the file size of your song. Your music files must be kept under 10 minutes in length and 10MB in size.

Note: If you're posting your videos on the internet, be sure to have permission from the copyright holder to use specific tracks. This is especially important if you're using the videos for business purposes. 

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