How to upload a song to YouTube

YouTube is a video portal, and you can't upload an MP3 to YouTube directly. The only way is to combine audio with a shooting to turn it into a clip. Even a static image will be enough, but with the help of modern online tools, you can accomplish much more complicated projects.

Clideo's ultimate all-in-one video editor allows you to make a YouTube music video from scratch even if you don’t have initial files, such as voice recording or music, photos, GIFs, videos, etc. You can pick everything up in the built-in free libraries or record your clips and audio right in the tool.

The tool is free for all user types, but Clideo Pro subscribers can do more. They can save their projects in better quality, record longer videos, and download the visuals without the Clideo watermark.

Enough of the theory, let's go on to practice and learn how to post music on YouTube in three steps.

  1. Gather initial files

    Open the video editor in any browser and hit the "Get started" button to open the editing pane. Now you can import your audio file with music and visuals in three ways:

    Video editor to make video to upload music to YouTube
    • Click the "+" button and upload files from your device or cloud storage account;
    • Avail of free video stock libraries;
    • Record audio, video, or both right in the tool.
    Add file to make video to upload music to YouTube

    After uploading, all files will appear both in the "Media" section and as tracks in the timeline. If you're importing more than 10 elements, you'll have to drag them to the timeline manually.

    Media with video to upload music to YouTube
  2. Create a project

    Technically, you've already added music to your future YouTube video, but now you can make an MV of your own.

    First, open the "Canvas" section to set the overall aspect ratio and background color, if needed.

    Change aspect ratio in video to upload music to YouTube

    Then, arrange your music and visuals as you need. Use stock video if you need.

    Use stocks for video to upload music to YouTube

    The tool offers a wide range of editing options. For example:

    Duplicating, cutting, or deleting existing files:

    Duplicate video to upload music to YouTube

    Changing their color scheme, brightness, saturation, and other visual parameters:

    Change color in video to upload music to YouTube

    Adjusting audio volume:

    Change volume in video to upload music to YouTube

    Speeding videos up or slowing them down:

    Change speed in video to upload music to YouTube

    Adding captions and customizing them:

    Add text to video to upload music to YouTube

    Rotating, flipping, and mirroring visuals:

    Transform video to upload music to YouTube

    Freezing a frame of the video and turning it into an image:

    Freeze frame in video to upload music to YouTube
  3. Save the video

    When you like what you see, hit the "Export" button and choose the output resolution.

    Export video to upload music to YouTube

    When the project is processed, give it the final run and either save it to the selected location or return to the editing panel.

    Save video to upload song to YouTube
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