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Background Music in TikTok Videos

“I can imagine it depends on the audio on your video but if I want to add background music to a video within the TikTok app, has anyone found good sound volumes to use? My music is either too loud or the voiceover is too quiet.”

The volume of the music in your video can be a critical part of how it is perceived by your viewers. Many people have strong feelings about how much background music should be used in videos, and there are pros and cons to both using a lot of music and using very little. In this article, we will explore the best ways to use background music in your TikTok videos to create the desired effect.

When it comes to adding background music to your TikTok videos, there are three main things to consider:

  1. The percentage of music to voiceover
  2. The type of music
  3. The volume of the music

Let’s explore each of these considerations in more detail.

TikTok percentage of music to voiceover

TikTok percentage of music to voiceover

A lot of people like to use a lot of background music in their videos, thinking that it will make them more exciting or engaging. However, if you use too much music, it can actually drown out your voiceover and make it difficult for viewers to hear what you are saying. A good rule of thumb is to use between 15% and 150%, with the majority of that coming from the voiceover and not the music. This will ensure that your viewers can hear both the music and your message clearly.

The type of music

Not all types of background music are created equal. Some genres work better than others when paired with visuals. For example, upbeat pop songs work well for adding energy to a video, while slower songs can be used for more emotional or reflective videos. It’s important to choose a song that matches the tone and mood of your video.

The volume of the music

Another important consideration when adding background music is the volume level. If you have a quiet voiceover and play a loud song behind it, it will be difficult for viewers to hear what you are saying. Conversely, if you have a loud song playing and speak quietly into the mic, your viewers will not be able to hear the song properly. A good rule of thumb is to have the volume of your song match or slightly exceed the volume of your voiceover.

By following these three simple tips, you can ensure that your background music enhances your video without overpowering it. Choose the right percentage of music to voiceover, select a song that matches the tone of your video, and adjust the volume accordingly. By doing so, you will create a TikTok video that is enjoyable and easy for viewers to listen to.