How do I add music to my video?

To choose a music soundtrack for your video, click Change Song (by the default song title) on the main editing section. You can upload your own MP3s, iTunes music or AAC files, or choose 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. Click the header of the column to sort the songs. You can also mark your songs as favorites and view them in the "Favorites" list later by clicking the heart icon next to the song.

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's important that you're using the correct Animoto subscription if you're using 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. Select the song on your computer, wherever it's stored. Keep in mind that the upload time will depend on your Internet connection and the file size of your song. Your music files must be under 10 minutes and 10MB in size (for more info, read "What Size Should My Image, Audio, and Video Files Be?")

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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