What Is YouTube Music Audio Library & How Does It Work?

Obtaining high-quality audio for your YouTube videos can be very expensive. Fortunately, there are numerous free audio and sound effect databases online. The YouTube Audio Library is one of the most well-known music websites.

You can use the YouTube Audio Library independently for your videos outside of the platform or directly from within the platform for YouTube creative projects. Continue reading for a detailed explanation of how the YouTube Audio Library functions and how to utilize it to improve your YouTube video projects.

What Is The Music Audio Library On YouTube?

The YouTube Music Audio Library is a collection of music that you can use in your videos. Since the tracks are protected by Creative Commons, you can use them without worrying about copyright violations.

Where Can I Find the Audio Library for YouTube Music?

Step 1 − Go to the YouTube.com website. Sign in to your account with your email address and password and click on the profile icon (as shown below).

Step 2 − A drop-down menu appears and from the drop-down menu click on YouTube Studio (as shown below).

Step 3 − You will be taken to the Channel Dashboard page and on the same page, scroll down at the left-hand corner and click on the Audio Library (as shown below).

Step 4 − In the Audio Library section, you will find the list of YouTube audio files and you can use these audio files in your YouTube videos for free of cost.

How Do I Use The Audio Library?

The library is easy to use on its own −

Step 1 − When you've found what you're looking for, all you have to do is play the tracks to sample them.

Step 2 − Select the audio track and then click on the download.

Step 3 − If you want to return to a track later, you can "star" it and add it to your favorites.

Sound Effects

There is a selection labeled Audio Library Classic in the top right corner of the Audio Library. You may get a variety of sound effects for your video in this section. They are still accessible this way even though they are not yet integrated into the studio's Audio Library.


The YouTube Music Audio Library is a fantastic feature that will make it easier for channel content creators to choose music for their content. However, by including a built-in method for collecting music, many videos would inevitably use the same songs.