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How to Add Apple Music to a Video on iPhone/PC/Mac

Good background music lightens up the whole video.

We cannot tell you what great music is, but we can show you how to add music to a video clip to create an awesome video presentation.

That’s what we shall talk, 3 ways to add Apple Music to video without iTunes. All the ways are easy to follow, even the novices.

Add Apple Music to VideoAdd Apple Music to Video

Part 1. How to Add Apple Music to via Photos app on iPhone

Add Apple Music to Slideshow Video on iPhone iPad

Photos app is the free slideshow creator with photos, videos and music. When you use the app to create videos, it also gives you the control to add background music from Apple Music library.

Step 1Create an album for video on iPhone

Open the Photos app on your iPhone and go to Albums tab.

Tap the plus icon on the upper-left corner and select New Album to create a new album.

In the pop-up screen, select the photos and videos that you want to put in the album.

Create New Album iPhone
Step 2Create a slideshow video on iPhone

Tap the Select option on the upper-right corner to pick up the photos and videos, then hit the Share option on the bottom-left corner.

Scroll down the options to find Slideshow, then a slideshow will be created automatically. The slideshow video will play at the same time.

Create Slideshow Video on iPhone
Step 3Add Apple music to video

Tap Options on the bottom-right corner to start edit the video.

Here, you can change Theme, Music, Repeat and transition time.

Tap Music, select Music Library and then open Downloaded Music to find the Apple Music you downloaded to set it as the background music of the slideshow video.

Add Apple Music to Slideshow Video on iPhone

Note: Make sure you have downloaded the songs from Apple Music and stored on your iPhone or iPad.

Add Apple Music to Video in Memories on iPhone iPad

Apart from slideshow creation on iPhone, Memories in the Photos app can also let you customize the background music from Apple Music library.

Memories is the feature on the Photos app, which will automatically create curated collections of your most meaningful photos and videos.

Step 1

Open the Photos app on iPhone, go to For You tab, hit See All to find all the videos in Memories.

See All Memories
Step 2

Open one of the videos, tap the three-dot on the upper-right corner to select Play.

Play Memories Video
Step 3

While playing it, hit the Edit option on the upper-right corner, scroll down to find Music, tap Edit Music, hit My Music to select Downloaded Music, and then add the songs from Apple Music to the video in Memories.

Add Apple Music to Video Memories

Note: Only the automatically-created videos in Memories can change and add the Apple Music in this way.

Warn: Once you cancel the Apple Music subscription, the music you added into the slideshow movie or Memories will also go.

Part 2. How to Add Apple Music to Video without iTunes on PC

The biggest obstacle of adding Apple Music to a video is all the songs from Apple Music are DRM. You can share the Apple Music with other Apple users who join a family group with the subscription service, but cannot move the songs.

Therefore, the first step of adding Apple Music to a video is exporting the Apple Music to other places, so that you can add the exported Apple Music into a video file.

Apeaksoft iPhone Transfer is the professional data transfer software to sync music, videos, photos, contacts, messages, eBooks, Safari history, notes, and other data from iOS device to computer in simple clicks.

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Export songs including the purchases from Apple Music and iTunes.

Share music among iPhone/iPad/iPod, computer and iTunes.

Transfer media files between iOS and iTunes Library directly.

Compatible with iPhone 11 Pro (Max), 11, XS, XR, X, 8, 7, 6, etc.

Here are 2 ways by using Apeaksoft iPhone Transfer to export songs from Apple Music Library. One is getting the Apple Music songs from iPhone/iPad/iPod, and the other solution is exporting Apple Music from iTunes Library.

Export songs from Apple Music Downloads on iPhone

Step 1Connect iPhone to computer

Free download this Apple Music transfer software on your computer. It is compatible with Windows and Mac computer, and just get the correct version you will need.

Get the USB cable to plug your iPhone to computer and this software will detect your iPhone automatically.

Connect iPhone
Step 2Select Apple Music songs

Click Music from the left sidebar, and you can see all the music types show on the right side. Find the Apple Music song you want to add to a video, and click it to play it.

After confirming that, you should select the checkbox of the Apple Music name, and then click Export to PC on the top menu to backup the Apple Music song to computer.

Alternatively, you can right-click the song name, and select the option of Export to PC.

Export Music

Export Apple Music Songs from iTunes Library on computer

The second way to export Apple Music is from iTunes Library to computer directly.

Make sure your iTunes is logged in the same Apple ID with the device where you have downloaded the Apple Music.

iTunes authorization number is up? Just deauthorize iTunes on other computers.

Step 1

Again, free download this software, and run it on your computer.

Step 2

Click iTunes Library at the bottom. Or click Toolbox to find it

One Click to iTunes
Step 3

Select Sync iTunes to Device, and all the iTunes Library including the Apple Music will appear.

Sync to Device
Step 4

Select the checkbox of the media types, and click One-Click to PC to select the location to store the exported Apple Music songs on your computer.

Add Apple Music to Videos on Computer

After putting the Apple Music on computer, you can start to add the music into a video. For making it, you will need Apeaksoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 1Add a video file

Free download this software by clicking the download link below, and run it after the successful installation.

Click the Add File button to import the video file into this program.

Add File
Step 2Add Apple Music to video

Locate the video file, and click the Plus icon next to the Audio option (a speaker image). Find the background Apple Music and click Open to add it to the video.

After that, click Convert to start adding the music into a video.

Add Video

Note: If you would like, you can select the output format from the drop-down list of Profile to convert the video format, before clicking the Converter button.

Apeaksoft Video Converter Ultimate

The user-friendly video software to add background Apple Music to a video file in 2 steps. Moreover, it can convert over 1000 video formats, and edit video effects easily (watermark, crop, trim, merge, rotate, flip, change subtitle, etc.)

Part 3. How to Add Apple Music to Video Clip with iMovie on Mac

The last way to put Apple Music into a video file is using iMovie on Mac.

iMovie is the built-in video editing software on Mac. With it, you can add the Apple Music from iTunes Library to a video easily. Make sure you have synced Apple Music downloads with iTunes on this Mac.

Step 1

Run iMovie on Mac. Create a new project by clicking Create new that you want to add background music.

Then click the arrow-down button to import the video that you want to add music.

Add Video to iMovie
Step 2

Click Audio on the top toolbar. Choose songs from iTunes, Sound Effects and GarageBand under the “Audio” category.

Here, click iTunes, and drag the Apple Music into the TimeLine.

Add Apple Music into Video iMovie
Step 3

Here, you can also use its other editing features to edit the video in iMovie.

After applying all the effects, you should click File at the top toolbar, select Share and File to export the iMovie video file as MP4 or MOV.

Export iMovie Video with Apple Music

Though iMovie is the free app to add Apple Music into video, it is not recommended to add DRM music to iMovie.

Conclusion

This software shares 3 ways to add Apple Music into a video file on iPhone, PC and Mac. On iPhone, you can import the Apple Music downloads into the videos on Photos app. On Mac, iMovie also lets you add the non-DRM music into the video project. On PC, you can export the Apple Music and store it in other places and then add the exported songs into the video file.
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