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How to combine & edit two MP3 songs into one song

Updated April 17, 2017

Whether you want to create a song medley or consolidate your MP3 song files, you need to know how to combine and edit MP3 songs into one song. Using Audacity, mp3DirectCut or Merge MP3--all of which are free and open-source audio editing programs--you can manipulate digital audio and combine two MP3 songs together into one seamless MP3 song.

Click on "Project." Scroll down and click on "Import Audio." Click on the first MP3 song you want to import and click on the "Open" button.

Open the second MP3 song you want to import.

Click on the left pane of the second MP3 song track.

Press Control+C or click on "Edit," scroll down and click on "Copy" to copy the second MP3 song.

Click at the end of the audio waveform in the first MP3 song track. Press Control+V or click on "Edit," scroll down and click on "Paste" to paste the second MP3 song in the first MP3 song track.

Click on "File," scroll down and click on "Export as MP3."

Enter the name of your new MP3 song into the "File Name" bar and click on the "Save" button.

Click on "File" and "Open."

Click on the song you want to play second in your final MP3 and click on the "Open" button.

Click on "Edit," scroll down and click on "Select All."

Click on "Edit," scroll down and click on "Copy."

Click on "File" and "Open."

Click on the song you want to play first in your final MP3 and click on the "Open" button.

Click-and-drag the scroll bar all the way to the right to the end of the first song file.

Click on "Edit," scroll down and click on "Paste."

Click on "File," scroll down and click on "Save All."

Type the name of your final MP3 song into the empty "File Name" field and click on the "Save" button.

Click and drag two MP3 songs on your hard drive into the blank space on the program interface.

Click and drag a box around the two MP3 songs in Merge MP3 to highlight them.

Right-click on the selected songs, scroll your mouse over "File" and click on "Merge Selected."

Type the name of your final MP3 song into the empty "File Name" field and click on the "Save" button.

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About the Author

James Gilmore has written professionally since 2005. Since then, he has written and proofread obituaries for "The Press & Sun-Bulletin" in Binghamton, N.Y., press releases for "Goals, Seminars and Consultants" and articles for Made Man and various other websites. He writes a good deal of music-related content and holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ithaca College.