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How to Add Music to iMovie
As one of the most popular products in Apple's video editing products, iMovie is deeply loved by video editing enthusiasts. A good video not only has a good plot, but also needs to be accompanied by a good soundtrack. As creators, you are more inclined to add your favorite music to their works. In this article, we will tell you how to add your favorite music to iMovie.
Part 1: How to Add Music to iMovie on Mac
Songs from your music library in the Music app can be imported into iMovie for Mac using the iMovie media browser. You can also drag audio files right into your timeline from the Finder.
You can use the media browser in iMovie to add songs that you’ve retrieved to the music library on your Mac, as well as songs and other music recordings that you've added to your music library.
If you only want to use a part of the song, select a range in the waveform at the top of the browser so the range has a yellow border, then drag the range to the timeline. Drag either side of a range selection to shorten or lengthen it.
Part 2: How to Add Music to iMovie on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
iMovie may access any audio files kept on your device, in iCloud Drive, or in another location, as well as tracks from your music collection in the Music app on your device.
You can change the length of the song. You can also use more than one song in a project. For instance, you can cut the first song in the timeline and add a different song after it if you want to change the mood of the music throughout your film.
Part 3: How to Add Music to iMovie from Apple Music
From the Finder, you can simply drag audio files like M4A, MP4, MP3, WAV, and AIFF into the timeline of your iMovie project. Drag audio files under a specific clip to attach them to the video clip, or drag them to the music well for background music.
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Steps to Download Apple Music for iMovie
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to download Apple Music songs to your devices and add them to your iMovie.
Step 1 Download and Launch NoteCable Atunes Music Converter
Simply click on the download (Windows or Mac) button provided above to get NoteCable Atunes Music Converter installed on your computer. On the front page, tap on the Open Apple Music Web Player entrance. You ought to enter the necessary information to access your Apple Music content.
Step 2Customize the Output Settings
Please go to the Settings part at the top right corner. There you can set up the output format, output sound quality, output folder, output file name according to your needs. In order to add music to iMovie, you are suggested to select MP3, MAV, AIFF as output formats.
If you are used to putting all downloaded songs in one folder, you can set up the option to None on the output organized column.
Step 3Choose Apple Music Playlists to Convert
Now close the Settings window and go back to the music library to browse Apple Music songs you want to download. You can find any track or playlist you want to add to iMovie and then open an album or playlist you want to get. Click the Add to list button suspended on the right side, and the program will list all songs immediately in the Add window. Now all you need is to select songs you want to convert.
Once all the songs are added, you could get started downloading songs by clicking on the Convert button at the bottom right corner of the window. NoteCable will work at a 10X fast speed and you just need to wait for the conversion.
Step 4 Check out the History
After downloading, you could navigate to History to view the converted Apple Music tracks. Tap the Folder icon after the songs, you can reach out to the local file. Now, you have saved Apple Music albums, songs and playlists on your PC or Mac, you can listen to the converted Apple Music songs offline on the computer.
How to import downloaded songs into your iMovie
You can add audio files like MP3, WAV, and AIFF files stored on your device, in iCloud Drive, or in another location.
If you add an audio file to your project that is longer than a minute, your project will treat it like a song. Wherever the playhead was positioned, files under one minute in length appeared.
Part 4: How to Add Music to iMovie from Spotify
Spotify has a huge music library and attracts many subscribers. Creators can also add Spotify Music to iMovie for video creation by downloading their songs onto their devices and importing them to iMovie.
NoteCable Spotify Music Converter is specially designed for downloading single Spotify track, playlists, whole albums and podcasts to local computer. It allows you to download Spotify songs as plain music format, including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC.
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Steps to Download Spotify Music for iMovie
Step 1: Download and Install NoteCable Spotify Music Converter.
First, please download and install NoteCable Spotify Music Converter on your computer. Both windows and mac versions are available. Then it will guide you to log in your Spotify account on web player.
Step 2: Customize the Output Settings.
Please click the Setting button on the upper right corner of NoteCable main interface. Here NoteCable allows you to choose out format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/ALAC/AIFF), audio quality (128kbps ~ 320kbps) and sample rate (up to 96kHz, based on source files). You can also customize the download path and download structure. The output folders can be sorted out by Artist, Album, Artist/Album, or Album/Artist.
Step 3: Add Music and Playlists From Spotify to NoteCable.
Now you can choose songs and playlists from the Spotify web player. Enter the album or playlist, click the "Add" button, then NoteCable will load all the songs in this playlist. Selectively choose the songs you'd like to download, then click Convert button to start downloading.
Step 4: Start to Download Spotify Music.
NoteCable will start loading the song info, then download your songs with 10x faster speed. You can see a "After converting" option on the left corner. If you have selected hundreds of songs and you don't want to wait until it is finished, you can choose "put system to sleep" and leave the computer.
After the conversion is completed, you can click on the History icon to locate the downloaded music from the local folder,
Part 5: How to Add Music to iMovie from YouTube
As a YouTuber, there are a lot of songs that other people use to make their video. We can also add their background music into our own work. What’s more, we still recommend adding YouTube Music into your iMovie to make a wonderful video with downloaded music files.
KeepMusic is an ideal program customized for you. No matter you are a YouTube Music Free user or a YouTube Music Premium subscriber, you can use it to export YouTube Music as local files to your computer with KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter.
If you want to add music from YouTube videos to your iMovie, you can try to use a free program —— YouTube Video Downloader, which can export the background music from YouTube videos. There's a great choice of formats – including MP3, M4A and WEBM.
Tool Required – KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter
Steps to Download YouTube Music for iMovie
Step 1: Open KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter
Install and Launch KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter, and log in your YouTube account.
Step 2: Choose MP3 Output Format
Click the Settings icon in the upper-right corner. Here you can choose the output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), specify the output folder and how you’d like to name and sort out the output files, etc.
Step 3: Upload a YouTube Music Playlist to KeepMusic
Go to a playlist, and click the floating Add button. You can then select the songs in that playlist for conversion.
Step 4: Convert the YouTube Music Playlist to MP3
Click Convert Now to start exporting the YouTube Music playlist as MP3 files to the specified output folder.
Step 5: Find YouTube Music Playlist in MP3 Format.
Usually, the output folder would pop up automatically once the conversion is done. If not, click the History icon in the upper-right corner and you’ll see all the YouTube Music that have been converted successfully. And by clicking the Folder icon of each song, you’ll be directed to the local drive that saved the MP3 files.
To sum up, this article lists a variety of methods to add background music to iMovie, and the operations are different on different devices. At the same time, not only adding music in Apple Music, this article also describes how to add Spotify Music and YouTube Music to iMovie. NoteCable Music converter improves the efficiency of adding music very well, but also saves the song files completely, and you can keep them on your device forever.