Sponsored Links

iMovie is great for creating cool movies with a number of superior editing tools. However, the movie maker app has only seven pre-defined music themes. Besides, all the available music themes are too short (less than one minute) to give your long videos the needed flair. But, worry not! There are a number of sites from where you can download and add royalty free music to iMovie on your iPhone and iPad.

Once you have downloaded your favorite videos on your Mac or Windows PC, you can easily transfer them to your iOS device using iCloud Music Library or iCloud Drive. Let me show you how it works the right way!

Sponsored Links

How to Download and Add Royalty Free Music to iMovie on iPhone and iPad

How to Download and Add Royalty Free Music to iMovie on iPhone and iPad

How to Download Royalty Free Music from YouTube Audio Library on Mac or Windows PC

There are several sites like ShutterstockIncompetechccmixter and Mobygratis from where you can download royalty free music. But I like YouTube as it's more famous and contains a huge audio library of music.

Step #1. Launch YouTube on your computer and then click on the user icon at the top right corner.

Step #2. Now, you need to select Creator Studio.

Sponsored Links

Click on Creator Studio in Youtube on Mac or Windows PC

Step #3. Next, click on Create from the menu on the left.

Click on Create in YouTube on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Next up, search and download a cool music from the audio library.

Download Royalty Free Music from YouTube

How to Use iCloud Drive to Add Royalty-free Music to iMovie on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Go to the downloaded song on your Mac. Then, drag and drop it to iCloud Drive. (If you can't find iCloud drive in sidebar, head over to this post.)

Add Royalty Free Music to iCloud Drive on Mac

Step #2. Launch iMovie app on your iPhone and open the project. Then, you need to tap on Movie → Create Movie.

Launch iMovies App and Create New MovieCreate iMovie on iPhone

Or Tap on edit any existing project.

Tap on Edit in Existing iMovie on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you have to tap the Add button and choose iCloud Drive.

Add Music in iMovie from iCloud Drive on iPhone

Step #4. Next, you need to tap the audio item to add it to your project.

Add Royalty-free Music to iMovie on iPhone and iPad

How to Use iCloud Music Library to Add Royalty-free Music to iMovie for iPhone and iPad

Make sure iCloud Music Library is enabled both on your Mac and your iOS device. On Mac, go to iTunes → iTunes menu → Preferences → and enable iCloud Music Library.

Enable iCloud Music Library in iTunes

On your iOS device, open Settings app → Music → and enable iCloud Music Library.

Enable iCloud Music Library on iPhone

Step #1. Head over to the song you have saved on your Mac. Then, open it in iTunes.

Open iTunes and Verify Music

Step #2. Now, launch the Music app on your iOS device → Locate the song you have just added.  Simply go to the Recently Added to find it quickly → Tap on the Download icon.

Download Royalty Free Music on iPhone

Step #3. Once it's been downloaded, open iMovie app → tap on project button → tap on Movie → tap on Create Movie.

Launch iMovies App and Create New MovieCreate iMovie on iPhone

Or Tap on Edit any existing project.

Tap on Edit in Existing iMovie on iPhone

Step #4. Tap the Add button (+) and then select Audio.

Add Audio to iMovie on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on the Songs section and locate the song in question.

Tap on Songs in iMovie iPhone App

Step #6. Tap on the song to preview it, and tap on Use to insert it into your project.

Use iCloud Music Library to Add Royalty-free Music to iMovie for iPhone and iPad

Your Take?

Now, use these tips to create sensational videos using iMovie on your iOS device!

If you have a special liking for creating funny videos, I would recommend you to check out these best movie maker apps for iPhone.

You might also want to take a peek at:

Sponsored Links

Like this article? Download our app and stay connected with us via Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus to read more such helpful guides.

SHARE
Previous articleWhy Removing Touch ID from iPhone 8 Could be a Big Mistake
Next articleHow to Add iCloud Drive to Finder Sidebar on Mac
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.