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How to upload music to YouTube Music

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YouTube Music is one of the most capable streaming services on the planet. It offers an enormous library of content, ranging from official songs, music videos, covers, concert clips, and more. On the off chance you can't find what you're looking for in YouTube Music's streaming library, you can also upload your own tunes and store them on your account for easy access on any of your devices. Need some help on how to do this? We've got you covered!

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How to upload music to YouTube Music

If you want to upload your own songs to YouTube Music, you'll need to do so from your computer. As of right now, YouTube Music doesn't support uploading songs from the Android or iOS apps.

The following steps were done in Google Chrome on an iMac, but the process should be virtually identical no matter what browser or desktop operating system you're using.

  1. Go to the YouTube Music website (music.youtube.com) on your desktop.
  2. Click your profile icon.

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  1. Click Upload music.

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  1. Select the song(s) you want to upload.
  2. Click Open.

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  1. Click Go to library.

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  1. Your uploaded song(s) should now be in your library.

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Just like that, you've successfully uploaded music to your YouTube Music account. Uploaded songs can be played on any of your devices, including your phone, tablet, computer, etc.

YouTube Music supports FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, and WMA media formats, and you can upload up to 100,000 songs to your library.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.