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3 Reasons You Can’t Add Your Music To Tiktok

I’ve gotta say – There are tons of reasons you cant add your music to TikTok

You may have tried adding your favorite song to TikTok, but failed. It’s because of some factors I will discuss below. 

In other to bypass this, I will show you several ways to add your music to Tiktok legitimately and also make money from it. 

Want to know how? 

Keep reading!

Why Can’t I Add Music To My TikTok?

It’s impossible to add your music directly to Tiktok because of copyright issues. Tiktok disabled the ability to upload music directly to the platform to ensure the protection of property rights. 

But, if you’re like me that don’t easily give up, then you may want to know some other basic video editing skills to make your content stand out. 

Better still, if you own the right to the song and would like to use it on Tiktok, I highly recommend you distribute your songs to the platform.

That way, you can make money from it whilst other content creators use it (More details below). 

Before I show you how to add your song to Tiktok, let’s take a look at why TikTok discontinued it in the first place.

4 Reasons You Can’t Add Your Music To Tiktok

1. All songs on the TikTok library are distributed/licensed not uploaded. 

Tiktok library is filled with a meaty number of songs, but they are not uploaded. They are distributed by platforms like Tunecore, Distrokid, Ditto Music, etc…

What these platforms do is help musicians distribute their songs to Spotify, iTunes, Shazam, YouTube Music, TikTok, etc…

Then, Tiktok as an entertainment zone incorporated iTunes into their platforms. That way, musicians make money whenever you use their songs on your videos. 

This is also applicable to Instagram, Snapchat, Likee, etc…

It usually requires a token to distribute your songs through TunecoreDistrokid, etc…

2. To Protect Rights Of Artistes

The second reason Tiktok discontinued adding music is to maintain copyright laws. 

Take, for example, you released a track and after spending a ton of money someone comes to claim it, what evidence would you have to prove ownership?

3. To Help Musicians Make Money From Their Craft

You’ll agree with me that every investor should have a return on investment. 

Music distribution aims to help artiste make a living from streams on these platforms. 

I know it may be difficult to understand, that is why created this ultimate guide to the difference between music promotion and music distribution.

That said, let me show you how to add your music Tiktok videos with ease. 

All in all, you don’t need to spend a dime to achieve this feat. 

Let’s get to it.

How To Add Your Music To Tiktok

If you would like to add your music Tiktok library so other content creators use it, then contact Tunecore, Distrokid, etc…

Other than that, let me show you how to add any music of your choice to your TikTok videos without hassle. 

How To Add Music To TikTok Using Inshot

Hopefully, you’ve heard of Inshot, but if you haven’t. Inshot is the most popular mobile video editing software for Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat, etc

Within Inshot, you can add original music, cut or trim video clips. It also allows you to choose a spectrum of Gifs to make your videos more engaging. 

Follow the steps below to add your music to Tiktok using the Inshot video editor. 

Check Out: How To Make & Upload Your Sound To TikTok (Ultimate Guide)

Step 1: Open your Play Store or App Store for iOS and Android users respectively. 

Step 2: Install & Open Inshot

Step 3: Select the Video option


Step 4: Select the prerecorded video then tap the green checkmark 


Step 5: To add music, voiceovers, or effects to your video, tap the Music icon then tap Tracks

inshot music upload

Step 6: Select any song of your choice and tap Use

Step 7: After you’ve added your preferred song, tap the Purple track to trim the audio to your satisfaction. 

Step 8: Then select Edit, then move the left marker to where you want the sound to start or the left marker to where you want it to stop. Then tap the checkmark to save. 

Inshot sound upload to tiktok

Step 9: You can mute the original video by taping it and reducing the volume to Zero

Step 10: Preview your video by tapping the Play button. 

Step 11: If you’re happy with everything tap the checkmark. 

Step 12: Tap the Share button at the top-right corner, then tap Save. 

Congratulations! you can upload it to Tiktok. 

Wrapping Up – 4 Reasons You Can’t Add Your Music To Tiktok

Tiktok is obviously exploding in engagement and it’s not showing any sign of decline. 

Creating interesting content is key! 

Over to you:

Did this work for you? I like to hear from you in the comment section below. 

ThankGod Uket

Hey! ThankGod Uket! A Music Promoter, Web designer, Writer, Digital Marketer & YouTuber. It's good having you visit Kingdom Echos. Feel free to hit me up via +2348096763980

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