Add Music to a PowerPoint Project

To add music to a PowerPoint presentation, follow the steps below:

  • Go to to find copyright free music
  • After previewing the mp3 clips (on the right side) and choosing the perfect one (from the left side), right-click on the length of mp3 that you need and choose "Save Target As"
  • Save the clip to "My Documents"
  • This is a good time to cite the source for this clip, so remember to copy the URL
  • In PowerPoint, be on the slide where you want the music to start, and then pull down "Insert" to "Movies and Sounds" to "Sound from File"
  • Choose the clip you just saved and insert
  • Click "Yes" to having the music play automatically
  • You will see a little speaker on your slide--pull it to a corner
  • Double-click on the speaker and the music menu will appear on the top of the slide. Choose from the Play Sound menu.
  • Click "Continue Slide Show" and type in the number of slides you have
  • Click "More Options" and choose to loop until finished
  • Click "OK" and click "OK"
  • Test your PowerPoint presentation to see if the music plays

If your volume doesn't work, follow these steps:

  • Click on "Start" in the lower left corner of your screen
  • Choose Programs>Accessories>Multimedia>Volume Control
  • Be sure that no checks are in the Mute boxes and that all sliders are to the top of the range
  • Close the window