The "add music" button seems to randomly appear on the videos I upload to YouTube. For example, I uploaded 2 videos without music track, yet only one has the "add music" button:

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Any idea why?

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The first video is private. Not being published, and having non-standard licensing settings will prevent you adding music.


It may be because one of the videos has a lot of noise and the other one doesn't, so Youtube decides that you wouldn't want music on the one with a lot of noise but you would like some on the one with little noise.

Just a guess, but I hope that it helps!

  • Thanks but both videos has no sound track at all, i.e. neither music nor noise. I added links to the two videos in the question. Feb 17, 2014 at 15:37
  • Ok. sorry that doesn't work. Again, it was just a guess. After watching the videos, I am still stumped.
    – werdna3232
    Feb 17, 2014 at 18:22

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