You're watching a video on YouTube, and it has a catchy song playing in the background. You want to find the song from this video, but how do you figure out what music it is? Identifying some music tracks is easy, while others require a little more persistence. Follow our step-by-step walkthrough to find the music in any YouTube video you watch. The first step is the easiest, but it's one that many people overlook. You'll often see credits for copyrighted music in video descriptions. YouTube adds this information automatically when it detects licensed music. This is part of the Content ID system that allows copyright owners to claim their intellectual property on YouTube.
2. Search for the Song Lyrics on Google
Open the Audio Library
Many videos on YouTube feature awesome music but have no mention of the song name or artist. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can identify songs in those YouTube videos. The easiest way to identify a soundtrack or song in a video is to search the YouTube video page itself. If that doesn't turn up anything, there are online tools, apps, and other tools you can use to identify the music. This seems obvious but many people forget to check the YouTube video description itself for the name of the music in the video. The reason people usually miss this is because it's not always very obvious.
Search and explore songs
You have just finished watching a video on YouTube and really liked the song that was playing in that video. While you are on a YouTube video page, click the video statistics button available below the video player and you will see detailed information about the song including the name of the artist and the album. This trick will only work for videos that are using music from the Audio Swap Library. Option 2 - If a YouTube video includes a popular sound track, you can use a music identification services to figure out the name of that song. These services can identify instrumental music as well. First install Shazam on your mobile phone, launch the app, play the YouTube video on your desktop and bring the phone near the computer speaker. Maybe some of these tweets will have more information about the video or you can consider contacting the people who shared that video on Twitter for clues. This is a good option when you are trying to research foreign music. Option 4 - If you can understand the lyrics of the music video, transcribe the first few lines and put them in Google. Obvious solution but worth including in the list.
You can use the YouTube Audio Library to get royalty-free production music to use in your videos. You can search by track title, artist, or keyword to find a certain track. Results can be sorted if you click on the date added, length, artists or song title column.