How to Add YouTube Music to Canva [Easy Steps]

By Roger Kelly Posted on 2024-06-10 / Post for YouTube Music Tips

Canva is a user-friendly graphic design tool that enables users to create high-quality visual content. With Canva, you can create social media graphics, presentations, documents, posters, videos, and many other types of visual content. It offers a free plan with a good set of features. You also can buy a paid "Canva Pro" plan that unlocks additional functionality, storage, and design elements.

However, for people who plan to add music to Canva video from YouTube Music, it is a little difficult. YouTube Music is a music streaming and online radio service developed by Google. It doesn't integrate with Canva so you can't add music from YouTube Music in Canva directly. Well. Don't worry about this situation. We, of course, have a method to help you. Please download a tool (AudFree Audio Capture) first and read the following content to learn how to add YouTube Music to Canva videos.


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Part 1. Can You Add YouTube Music to Canva

As we said at the beginning, you can't find an official option to connect your YouTube Music account to Canva and put audio in Canva as BGM. A way you can use is to download YouTube Music songs to your device and then import them to Canva.

However, the downloaded music from YouTube Music is protected by copyright. It means you can edit and move those downloads to other YouTube Music-unsupported platforms. So, the first necessary thing you need to do is to rip YouTube Music tracks as local files. Then, you are able to upload the local YouTube Music audio files to Canva and edit them on your creation.

We think the AudFree Audio Capture is a nice tool to help you. let's see how to add music to Canva from YouTube Music via AudFree software.

Part 2. How to Download YouTube Music for Canva via AudFree Audio Capture

AudFree Audio Capture is a multifunctional tool for ripping and editing audio. You can use it on computers running with Mac/Windows operating systems. It supports converting sound to MP3, WAV, OGG, and many formats. Before converting the audio, you are allowed to set some parameters like channel, sample rate, bit rate, and codec. After the conversation, you can cut or merge the audio and change its ID3 tags as you need.

Sound, not only from YouTube Music but also from other platforms you can access on PC, can be recorded. But please note that you only can get the protected resources for personal use. Anyway, you can freely transfer the converted YouTube Music to several platforms including Canva.

AudFree Audio Capture

audfree audio capture
  • Download YouTube Music to Computers as local files for Canva
  • Provide many formats for converting audio
  • Offer cut, merge and modify info functions of each audio
  • Can grab all sound on PC for personal use

How to Grab YouTube Music for Canva via AudFree Audio Capture

Step 1Run AudFree Audio Capture
run audfree audio capture
If you have downloaded the AudFree Audio Capture, please install and run it. Then, click "Select/Add an App" > "+" to add Google Chrome. Or, you can drag and drop the software from your computer to this audio capture.
Step 2Choose YouTube Music audio formats
choose youtube music output formats
Before grabbing audio, you can set output formats for the audio. Click the "Format" list at the bottom line and hit "Audio" to choose your needed audio formats, like MP3. Next to each option, you can see a "Edit" icon. Click it and you can set other parameters. In the end, please click "Create and apply" to save your settings.
Canva Supported Formats AudFree Provided Audio Format
Audio: MP3, M4A, OGG, WAV, WEBM;
See also: How to Download and Convert YouTube to MP3
Step 3Capture YouTube Music for Canva
capture youtube music for canva
Now, you can click the "Start" button to open the Google Chrome you added before. Then, go to your YouTube Music and play a song you want to add to the Canva video. The AudFree Audio Capture starts grabbing audio from YouTube Music now. Hit the "Stop" button on the AudFree Audio Capture, the grabbing process will end.
Step 4Edit YouTube Music captured audio
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On the AudFree tool, you will see the converted audio. Select the "Trim" icon, you can edit the tracks. Hit "Edit Tags", and you can change the original ID3 tag information. Click "Save", you can save the audio on your computer's local folder. Now, let's move to the next part to see how to add music to Canva videos from YouTube Music.
See also: YouTube Music Downloader Review

Part 3. How to Add Music to Canva from YouTube Music

Because YouTube Music audio is saved on your PC and Canva has a web version, you can upload converted YouTube Music to Canva video on a web browser. Here are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Go to Canva on your web browser like Google. Open the design where you want to add the music or create a new design.

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Step 2. Click the "Uploads" tab on the left-hand side of the Canva editor. Then, click the "Upload media"/"Upload files" button and select the audio file you downloaded from YouTube Music.

upload youtube music to canva

Step 3. After uploading the audio file, it will appear in the "Uploads" > "Audio" section. Drag and drop the audio file onto your design or click on it to add it.

canva uploaded audio

See also: How to Add Music to Canva Video from Spotify

Part 4. How to Edit YouTube Music on Canva Videos

After you add YouTube Music to Canva video, you can edit it to make your creation more appealing.

edit youtube music on canva

Adjust Volume: Hit on the audio track to bring up the audio settings on the top line. You can click the "Volume" icon to increase/decrease the audio level.

Fade In/Out: The "Audio effects" setting allows you to fade in and fade out the audio.

Align Audio with Video: You can drag the audio track left or right to sync it with specific parts of the video.

Split Audio: If your video has multiple scenes, you can split the audio track and place segments in different parts of the video as needed.

Part 5. FAQs about Canva and YouTube Music

Q1: How to Add Music to Canva Presentation from YouTube Music?

A: First, you should open a presentation. The following steps are the same as for how to add music in Canva from YouTube Music.

Q2: Are There Any restrictions to Upload YouTube Music to Canva?

A: Canva allows you to upload files up to a maximum size of 250 MB. It supports common audio file formats such as MP3, M4A, WAV, etc.

Q3: Can I Use Canva Free Plan to Add YouTube Music?

A: Yes. Canva allows free users to upload local audio files. If you have converted YouTube Music locally via AudFree Audio Capture, you can see the guide on how to add music to Canva from YouTube Music in Part 3.

Q4: Is YouTube Music Copyright-Free to Add to Canva for Video Editing?

A: No. Music from YouTube Music is protected by digital rights management. If you add YouTube Music songs to your Canva video, you only can use the video for personal use.

Part 6. Summary

Wonder how to add YouTube Music to Canva videos, presentations or other projects, you can't miss this post. Even if you can access YouTube Music on many platforms, Canva can't do that. But with the help of the AudFree Audio Capture, it is easy to reach your aim. This tool helps you to make your Canva creation more attractive.

Roger Kelly

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Roger Kelly has been dedicated in content creation about music streaming services and technology for over 6 years. He is an expert and computer geek to provide fixes and tips about various recorders and Amazon Music.

Audio Capture

Record sound from streaming music services, video-sharing sites, online radio stations, etc.