AHA Music (Chrome Extension)
2. Search for the Song Lyrics on Google
You're watching a video on YouTube, and it has a catchy song playing in the background. You want to find the song from this video, but how do you figure out what music it is? Identifying some music tracks is easy, while others require a little more persistence.
1. Check the Video's Description
You have just finished watching a video on YouTube and really liked the song that was playing in that video. While you are on a YouTube video page, click the video statistics button available below the video player and you will see detailed information about the song including the name of the artist and the album. This trick will only work for videos that are using music from the Audio Swap Library. Option 2 - If a YouTube video includes a popular sound track, you can use a music identification services to figure out the name of that song. These services can identify instrumental music as well. First install Shazam on your mobile phone, launch the app, play the YouTube video on your desktop and bring the phone near the computer speaker. Maybe some of these tweets will have more information about the video or you can consider contacting the people who shared that video on Twitter for clues. This is a good option when you are trying to research foreign music. Option 4 - If you can understand the lyrics of the music video, transcribe the first few lines and put them in Google.
Many videos on YouTube feature awesome music but have no mention of the song name or artist. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can identify songs in those YouTube videos. The easiest way to identify a soundtrack or song in a video is to search the YouTube video page itself. If that doesn't turn up anything, there are online tools, apps, and other tools you can use to identify the music. This seems obvious but many people forget to check the YouTube video description itself for the name of the music in the video. The reason people usually miss this is because it's not always very obvious. Often you'll see a Music by line that identifies the song in the video. The description is always the first place to check.