How To Add Music to your Tik Tok Post

Although there is plenty of great content on TikTok, a fan favorite is all about the music. If you’re new to the app and want to begin creating your own videos, you’re going to need to know how to add music and put a video together. This tutorial will show you how.

You have two main ways to create TikTok videos. You can film them within the app and publish them directly or create them separately and upload them. Both are simple enough to do; it’s the creative side of the process that’s the hard bit!

Creating within TikTok has an advantage in that the app has a massive library of music for you to use. All of it is available for use within the app and can be freely synced or edited as you need. You can also use your own music loaded onto your phone to create your 15 seconds of fame.

Creating content outside of TikTok is also straightforward, but you have to provide your own music. The advantage here is that you can edit with a lot more freedom on a computer than you can on a phone. That’s even more true if you know your way around an audio editing suite.

Since most people tend to work within the TikTok apps when creating their videos, that’s what we’ll focus on in this article.

Making a Video using TikTok Music

Assuming you have the music already on your phone, you just need TikTok installed, an account, and a little free time. One of the neatest things about TikTok is that lip-syncing is simple. Once you know the words to the song and have a copy of it, you just need a mirror and a little practice to sort out timing, and you’re good to go. If you can add some creative flourishes to that video while you’re recording, all the better!

  1. Open TikTok and select the + icon to create a new video.
  2. Select Sound at the top of the screen to open the audio menu.
  3. Select the song and select the checkmark (Preview a song from within the TikTok audio library until you find a track you like.)
  4. Select the red Record button and prepare yourself to record the video.
  5. Press the red “Record” button, do your lip-sync, or whatever you want for the video for the duration you chose.

Editing Your Recorded TikTok Audio/Video Compilation

Now that you finished recording your video with the selected TikTok audio, you can upload the video just as you normally would, but you may want to reshoot the video or make some other edits. Use the effects in the right section if you like. Once you’re happy with the results and added your effects, select the checkmark with the video. If you’re not happy with the recording part of the video, do the following:

  1. To redo the video to better fit the chosen TikTok audio, choose “Adjust clips” and select the camera icon to reshoot.
  2. To make other changes, continue editing your video on the next screen using the tools in the menus.
  3. Select “Next” when you’re officially happy with your video and audio compilation.
  4. On the final page, you can add a “title,” “caption,” and any “hashtags.”
  5. TikTok gives you the option to “save as a draft,” or to set the privacy option to “public” or “friends only.”
  6. Once your video is perfect, select “Post.”

You have now added TikTok audio to your TikTok video, made all the edits you need, and posted it. It’s a fairly straightforward process. However, what if you want to add your own music to a TikTok video? Follow the process below.

How do I Add my Own Music to TikTok?

Adding your own music to TikTok may seem tricky at first, but with a simple tool called “BeeCut,” you can spruce up your videos with any kind of music you want. You won’t be limited to TikTok’s library anymore, which can give your video that edge to help you gain more followers and fans.

Note: Be careful with using copyrighted content on TikTok, especially if you use it for monetary purposes, which can lead to potential lawsuits if the associated owners of the content pursue it.

Due to copyright issues, TikTok started limiting people’s ability to add sounds to their videos. This scenario occasionally happens when the app glitches out, or when it recognizes you and your friend singing a song that is copyrighted material.

There is a way around this. You can add TikTok-approved music or sounds from within the app. During the video editing stage, set the ‘additional sounds’ slider to zero. This means that your audio content will play normally while the sounds you’ve added won’t, bypassing TikTok’s copyright detection. Ohhhh, so awful, but you can try it if you feel the need, but the ability to do so could disappear at any time.

BeeCut offers a free online editor and a paid app version with a free trial.

BeeCut is owned by WANGXU TECHNOLOGY (HK) CO., LIMITED and developed/published by Apowersoft Limited (apowesoft for Android/iOS stores), The app is not found In Google Play but exists in APKpure yet has not been updated since 07-28-2020. The iOS version has not been updated since June 2020. Therefore, LightMV, from the same company, is the best alternative (discussed below) and is available in the Play Store and Apple iOS Store.

How to Use BeeCut for TikTok Videos (Windows & Mac)

BeeCut is a video editor you can use to put your own music on a TikTok video.

Available on both Windows and Mac (plus iOS), BeeCut is a super useful tool that supports videos in an aspect ratio of 9:16—the ratio that TikTok supports. The program isn’t just useful in order to add music, it can also add special effects, filters, slow the video down, speed the video up, add stickers, and much much more.

Here’s how to use BeeCut in Windows and Mac.

  1. Download BeeCut for Windows/Mac on their website.
  2. On Android, BeeCut is not listed, but they have an app called “LightMV,” even though it’s the same software as BeeCut.
  3. Open BeeCut, then import your audio and video clips by clicking the “Media” area.
  4. Under “File,” select “New Project” then “9:16 (Portrait)” to start editing your video.
  5. Drag files to the editing area. You can modify the video further in this area but makes sure the duration for the video and audio are similar, so one doesn’t cut the other off.
  6. You can add filters and designs before you complete the video.
  7. Save it to your computer by clicking the “Export” button.
  8. Go back to the TikTok app and click the “+” button.
  9. Select “Upload” in the bottom left-hand corner; select your video from your “Gallery.”
  10. You can choose to edit the video more within TikTok.
  11. Select “Next” and add hashtags, a title, and a caption.
  12. Select “Post.”

You can even add a soundtrack to TikTok if you want to create a post-production feel for your videos.

How to Use LightMV for TikTok Videos (Android)

The process is very similar to how you would upload a TikTok video on Windows or Mac. Instead of using BeeCut (not available in Play store), you have to use LightMV. LightMV, also owned by WANGXU TECHNOLOGY (HK) CO., LIMITED and published by Apowersoft, is similar to BeeCut. The main difference is that it’s just an app version available on your Android phone.

LightMV is a video editor that lets you add your own music to a TikTok video, and it is available on Windows (desktop offers both “BeeCut” and “LightrMV”) and Mac, plus it’s available on Android/iOS.

For android, LightMV is a free app that lets you design TikTok videos in high quality and share them on the social site or others if you want. You cannot download your creation (only share), however, unless you pay for the premium service.

Here’s how to use LightMV for free on Android.

  1. Download the Android LightMV app.
  2. Create an account on LightMV.com.
  3. Open LightMV, select the “TikTok” template.
  4. Follow the instructions to add photos and videos.
  5. Select “Change Music.” This lets you upload your own music.
  6. You can add filters and designs before you complete the video.
  7. Save it to your phone by clicking the “Produce” button.
  8. The video will take some time to process. You can choose to add an e-mail to notify you when it’s complete.
  9. Go back to the TikTok app and click the “+” button.
  10. Select “Upload” in the bottom left-hand corner.
  11. You can choose to edit the video more within TikTok.
  12. Select “Next” and add hashtags, a title, and a caption.
  13. Select “Post.”
  14. , or by downloading the Android BeeCut app (called LightMV) or iOS BeeCut app.

How to Use LightMV/BeeCut for TikTok Videos (iPhone/iOS)

LightMV on iOS/iPhone is a free app and there is no watermark or cut in resolution like with other apps. BeeCut is an app that does appear in the iOS Store (unlike Android), but it hasn’t received any updates since June 2020. As mentioned before, both apps are from the same company and developer. Just like the android version of LightMV, you can share your works but not download them unless you pay for the service.

  1. Download the iOS/iPhone LightMV app.
  2. Create an account on LightMV.com.
  3. Launch the LightMV app, then choose the “TikTok” template.
  4. Follow the directions to add some photos and videos.
  5. Select “Change Music.” This lets you upload your own music.
  6. You can now add filters and designs if desired.
  7. Save it to your phone by clicking the “Produce” button.
  8. The video will take some time to process. You can choose to add an e-mail to notify you when it’s complete.
  9. Go back to the TikTok app and click the “+” button.
  10. Select “Upload” in the bottom left-hand corner.
  11. You can choose to edit the video more within TikTok.
  12. Select “Next” and add hashtags, a title, and a caption.
  13. Select “Post.”

The mechanics of creating a video and adding music in TikTok is very straightforward, but there is a lot more to it. Timing is everything, and you will likely find that to you need to adjust the audio and video timing to match everything up. Expect to reshoot a couple of times too until you get the hang of how it all works.


In closing, BeeCut appears to be a great program to add music to TikTok videos, but only on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops. Their mobile apps for Android and iPhone are outdated with no recent updates. LightMV appears to be a great altentative that is made by the same company. Perhaps they opted to use the name to replace the old BeeCut apps. In any case, there is an app or program for you based on your needs.

For TikTok video/audio issues, ensure that you have a good internet connection and the app is current. If TikTok appears unavailable or isn’t letting you perform certain tasks, this is usually the culprit.

4 thoughts on “How To Add Music to your Tik Tok Post”

Max says:
my question is can u add music to one when ur doing it on laptop
Alondra Suarez says:
The song says “unknown” and I really want to change it. I want to put a title but it doesn’t allow me even if I put the song there myself

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