How To Add Music To YouTube Audio Library

Your Quick Answer:

To add music to YouTube Audio Library, you must first go to music.youtube.com using your device and log in to your account using your Google account or email and password. Go to the profile picture icon and click on “Upload music”. Now select a music file from your device folders and files and upload it. 

To find your uploads on YouTube Library, go to music.youtube.com, log in to your account and navigate to the “Library” page by clicking on the same from the menu bar towards the top in the middle of the screen. Then click on “SONGS”. From the drop-down under it, click on “Uploads”.

If you want to transfer Google Play Music to YouTube Library, you have to either go to music.youtube.com/transfer and click on “TRANSFER” under the text asking you if you want to transfer your Google Play Music to YouTube Library or you can do the same by going to the profile photo icon on music.youtube.com and clicking on “Settings” and then on “Transfer from Google Play Music”. 

Can you Add Music to YouTube Audio Library?

Yes, you can easily add music to the YouTube Audio Library. However, like with every social app, this benefit comes with its own implications. The implication, in this case, is that you can only upload free music that’s available for global use.

You should avoid adding music created by others, and that’s not free as this is subject to copyright violation as a result of which your video may be removed, and worse- you might get a copyright strike. However, if you’re using music that’s not created by you, you should at least consider crediting the real artists as this may make all the difference.

How to Add music to YouTube Audio Library:

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Go to: music.youtube.com & Login

The first step you have to follow in order to add music to your YouTube Audio Library is to turn on your computer and go to your web browser of choice. Once you are on the Google page, click on the search bar and type in music. youtube. command press enter.

You will directly be taken to the related page, YouTube Music, where you will have to log in to your account, which you normally use using the “SIGN IN” option. You can use your Google account directly or choose to type in your password and email to log in. After logging in, cover photos of playlists and newly released songs will appear in front of you on the next page.

Step 2: Click on the Profile icon & Upload Music

Click on Upload music options

You will be on the YouTube Music page, and you will notice that on the right side of the screen, towards the top, there is an icon with a miniature of your profile picture, commonly known as the profile photo icon, which you may already be familiar with from using other apps. You have to click on this option.

A drop-down list of options will appear as a result under the same option you clicked on. Among the many options available here,such as “Settings”, “Sign out”, etc., you will find “Upload music” which is also the option you have to click on. 

Step 3: Choose music file from Device & Upload

After you have clicked on “Upload music” in the drop-down list that appeared under the profile photo icon, it is now time to upload a file. Go ahead and look for the required audio file of the format that is accepted by YouTube music on your device’s files and folders.

Once you find the file you were looking for, you must select it and upload it to your YouTube Music. You can access this file any time you like from the Uploads section, which you will find in the Library section of the website.

Upload music

How to Find Your Uploads from YouTube Library:

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open music.youtube.com & Click on ‘Library’

Go to your web browser of choice and navigate to the Google page. In the search bar, type in music.youtube.com. You will now have to click on “SIGN IN” and log in to your account. You can do so by clicking on the Google account related to your account or by typing in your email and password.

You will be on the YouTube Music web page in the “Home” section. You will find a menu bar of options in the middle of the screen. This is where you will find “Home”. Among those options, click on “Library”. You’ll be taken to a new tab.

click on Library

Step 2: Click on ‘SONGS’ and Choose Uploads from the Drop-down

Now that you are in the “Library” tab, you will find a set of options towards the top left area of the screen arranged one beside the other in the form of a menu bar. The third option here will be “SONGS”.

Click on songs

You have to click on this, and as a result of your action, a drop-down list of options will appear under it with only two options: “YouTube Music” and “Uploads”. You have to click on the option “Uploads”. You can now look at your uploads in a hassle-free manner.

Click on upload
See the uploaded song

How to Transfer Google Play Music to YouTube Library:

Here you have two options, you can try any:

Method 1: Using “TRANSFER”

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First, you have to go to music.youtube.com/transfer from your browser by searching the same on Google. 

Step 2: You will see the text “Transfer your Google Play Music account” on the page that follows. Two options at the bottom will say “NOT NOW” and “TRANSFER”. You have to click on the latter to transfer your Google Play Music to YouTube Library.

Click on Transfer

Method 2. Using Settings

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Go to music.youtube.com from your web browser and click on the profile picture icon located at the top right corner of the screen.

Click on profile icon

Step 2: As a result, a drop-down list will appear under the icon. One of the options will be “Settings” which is the option you have to click on. You have to select “Transfer from Google Play Music” finally to transfer to your YouTube Audio Library the data from Good Play Music.

Click on Settings
Click on Transfer from Google Play Music

🔯 What are the Formats Acceptable to Upload on YouTube Music?

There are specific acceptable and unacceptable formats that you can upload to YouTube music. The acceptable formats include MP3, M4A, FLAC, OGG, and WMA. However, these formats are seen as the most commonly used ones. Moreover, if you wish to upload formats besides the ones mentioned, you may encounter a problem in the form of an error. 

The Bottom Lines: 

Now you know how to easily add music to your YouTube Audio Library to locate it, as well as transferring Google Play Music to YouTube Library. Knowing the formats acceptable to upload on YouTube Music will further increase the ease of the whole process. Hopefully, all your doubts now about the same have been cleared!

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