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How to easily add music to video in Premiere Pro

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How to easily add music to video in Premiere Pro

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Key Takeaways

  • Epidemic Sound has developed a new plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro that makes all the work of editing videos with background music easier.
  • The plug-in integrates seamlessly with Adobe Premiere Pro , enhancing the editing workflow and offering an unprecedented user experience.
  • Users have more than 40,000 high-quality music tracks at their disposal, opening up a world of options to find the perfect soundtrack for any audiovisual project.
  • It allows access to artificial intelligence tools to analyze videos and automatically recommend music tracks that complement the visual content, creating a perfect synergy between sound and image.
  • The plugin includes a powerful search engine that allows users to easily locate the ideal music using simple terms.
  • The ability to preview tracks and drag them directly into the Premiere Pro timeline makes the audio editing process fast, easy, and efficient.
  • Epidemic Sound offers different subscription plans, tailored for both individual and corporate users.

Adobe Premiere Pro , known for its versatility and ability to create stunning videos, now offers a new dimension in audio editing with the new Epidemic Sound plug-in.

This new tool has further simplified the process of adding music to videos.

Thanks to Epidemic Sound, content creators can access a vast library of high-quality tracks and adapt them quickly and easily to their visual projects.

From finding the right song to seamlessly integrating it into Premiere Pro, in this article you’ll find out how this plug-in revolutionizes the way video editors approach music, allowing them to enrich their creations with the perfect soundtrack.

What is Epidemic Sound’s new plug-in?

Epidemic Sound has added another new tool, to its already extensive list, aimed directly at influencers and content creators.

However, this plugin is not simply an additional tool, but represents a new era of creative freedom.

Effortlessly integrating into the Premiere Pro framework, the Epidemic Sound plug-in gives users unprecedented access to an extensive music catalog, streamlining and enriching their creative process.

An outstanding feature of this plug-in is its ability to synchronize directly with the Premiere Pro editing space, eliminating the need to switch between different platforms.

This allows users to access a catalog of over 40,000 music tracks without interruption, keeping the creative flow unaltered.

In addition, the plugin has an advanced search engine, which allows users to find the perfect track using simple and understandable terms.

For example, it makes it easy to preview tracks and incorporate them directly into the Premiere Pro timeline.

The preferred audio format and download location can be selected, adapting the process to specific needs.

Thus, users who already have one of the two Epidemic Sound subscription plans will be able to enjoy the following benefits of this plug-in:

  • Search engine that allows you to search with your own words.
  • AI-powered Soundmatch feature that analyzes video frames and recommends tracks based on their content.
  • All Epidemic Sound personal playlists directly within the plug-in after logging in.
  • Preview tracks by dragging and dropping them directly onto the timeline.

In short, with this plugin, editors can explore and express their artistic visions while maintaining their style without having to search through endless rows of tracks.

What is Soundmatch?

Soundmatch is an artificial intelligence assistant in the world of sound.

This technology is integrated directly into Premiere Pro projects, where it analyzes videos to give you instant music recommendations.

These suggestions are perfectly aligned with the images, ensuring visual and sound harmony.

With Soundmatch, creating the perfect atmosphere and rhythm for content becomes a seamless process, radically transforming how projects are set to music.

This tool not only customizes the sound experience, but also optimizes the efficiency of your video editing.

How to access the plugin?

As long as you subscribe to one of Epidemic Sound’s plans (Business or Enterprise Plan) you will have full access to the plug-in and will be able to use its tracks in your Premiere Pro projects.

If you are not, you can download the plugin and preview all the tracks and functions it contains.

Below we explain, step by step, how to install it:

  1. First and foremost, you must have access to Premiere Pro.
  2. Open the Creative Cloud desktop application.
  3. Search for and install the Epidemic Sound extension.
  4. Open Premiere Pro and select the “window” option from the menu at the top.
  5. You will see an “extensions” option, select it and look for the Epidemic Sound plugin.
  6. The extension opens as a separate pane, but can be docked to the right or left side of the screen for easier editing.

How to use it?

Once you have installed the extension, you will have to log in to your Epidemic Sound account, this way you will have access to it and find your playlists, recommendations and saved songs.

If you click on a song it will play at the same time as the video so you can preview the result.

There is a volume option (by clicking on the megaphone icon) that you can use to increase or decrease the volume of the track without having to download it and place it on the “timeline”.

As you can see, from now on finding and applying the perfect music for your project will not be a problem, because thanks to Epidemic Sound, you will be able to add music to your videos in the fastest and easiest way.

If you want to learn more about how this plugin works, here you have a video:

Now, we’ve already explained what this new Epidemic Sound plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro is all about, but Epidemic Sound is a platform that offers much more than this.

We are going to introduce ourselves a little bit in this website and explain the innumerable advantages it offers and its subscription plans.

What is Epidemic Sound?

Epidemic Sound is one of the best known platforms in the royalty-free music industry.

It is used by many world-known companies -such as Red Bull, Loreal or GoPro-, as well as most youtubers and influencers, as it offers a library of more than 40,000 songs and more than 9,900 sound effects, all created by the best independent artists.

The main and differentiating feature of Epidemic Sound is that it has the so-called ” direct license ”, which is the license that, simply explained, includes each and every one of the necessary rights to use the songs.

In addition, as advantages of this website, we can highlight that, in order to make the search for music tracks as satisfactory and comfortable as possible; they have not only classified their songs by genre, mood, albums…

But also, it has several tools that make the user experience really comfortable and fast.

These search tools are:

  • EAR” Epidemic Audio Reference is a very recently added tool that allows you to select a snippet of a song from your extensive music playlist and automatically displays other songs that are based on it: with similar beats, tone of voice… A quick and easy way to find similar restriction free music.
  • Find similar”. This function tries to find music tracks and background sounds that belong to the same category or have the same tags.
  • Stems” is a tool through which you can be more creative in the design of the song you need, since it allows the possibility of eliminating voices or instruments to your liking, adapting the music to your needs.
  • More of what you like” gives you music recommendations based on the songs you have recently downloaded from Epidemic Sound.

As you can see, Epidemic Sound is the ideal solution for all those content creators, especially beginners, who want their projects to be accompanied by good music.

In addition to all the tools that facilitate the search for music, it has one specially designed to avoid copyright claims, called ”clear videos“.

Clear videos” literally seeks to clear your videos - or those of your clients - of copyright claims in order to avoid the whole process of justifying the use of the music after the fact.

This is very easy to achieve: once you have an Epidemic Sound account and you have requested the Commercial Plan (which we will talk about later), in your control panel you must add in the “clear videos” section the exact URL of the video that you or your client have uploaded to YouTube.

And you won’t have to worry about anything else.

However, Epidemic Sound decided to go further to make things even easier for content creators and agencies, which often face two main problems:

  • Their end customers often publish the videos without having previously provided the links to the agencies to add them to the “clear videos” option. This results in them having to deal with copyright claims and a lot of wasted time.
  • They have to serve too many customers at the same time, so having to add the links to this option one by one is a heavy workload.

So wouldn’t it be much more efficient and easier for both parties, end clients and agencies or freelancers, if each client could clean up their own videos?

As a solution, there are so-called ”clearing invitations”, whereby any user of the commercial plan can send individual invitations to their customers to participate in the platform so that they can clean up their videos themselves.

Like the “clear videos”, the “clearing invitations” are very easy to access.

In this article we explain step by step how to do it.

As we said, to make use of these tools it is necessary to be subscribed to Epidemic Sound’s Commercial Plan.

However, there is also the so-called Personal Plan.

In the following, we will discuss each of them.

Subscription plans

If you are a content creator, Epidemic Sound offers you its ”Personal Plan”, with which you will be able to:

  • Download unlimited music with all rights included.
  • Use the music for videos with the possibility to publish them on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch or TikTok.
  • Select a full music track or download only the vocal or instrumental part.
  • Use the music in sponsored or branded content for your own channels.
  • Access the Epidemic Sound mobile app.

How much does it cost?

This plan, if you want to pay monthly, is priced at $13 per month.

However, Epidemic Sound offers the possibility of paying $108 per year in advance - that is, $9 per month - which means a saving of $4 per month compared to the month-to-month payment option.

However freelance or a digital marketing agency and you must create content for clients, Epidemic Sound also has the so-called ”Commercial Plan”, which offers:

  • Unlimited music downloads with all rights included.
  • Use that music in online ads, as well as in any social network.
  • Get personalized music recommendations.
  • Ability to ‘clean’ customer videos of copyright claims, or even do it themselves.

The cost varies depending on whether the monthly payment or the annual payment in advance is chosen. If you choose the first option, the cost is $49 per month.

However, if you opt for the annual payment, the price is reduced to $25 per month, for a total of $299 per year, which represents which represents a saving of almost 50% on the final price.

If you purchase either of these two Epidemic Sound plans, you will be able to download all the songs you need for your YouTube Shorts without worrying about high licensing costs or losing much of your monetization revenue.


To conclude, the Epidemic Sound plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro is a revolutionary innovation in the field of video and audio editing.

It offers a comprehensive and accessible solution for content creators, allowing them to access a vast library of high-quality tracks and easily customize them for their projects.

With outstanding features such as Soundmatch and an advanced search engine, the plug-in significantly simplifies the music selection and application process, maintaining a smooth and uninterrupted workflow.

In addition, Epidemic Sound, beyond the plugin, establishes itself as a robust and versatile platform for all creators, offering subscription plans tailored to different needs, innovative tools for music search and customization, and effective solutions for restriction free music.

Ultimately, Epidemic Sound not only improves the quality of audiovisual projects, but also enriches the creative process, allowing creators to express their unique vision with greater freedom and ease.

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