What version of Premiere Elements?
Also, please describe the steps you're using to add your music.
Remember that, in a video editor, you do not add media files by using File/Open. You import media files into a video project. How exactly you do that, as Bob points out, depends on which version of the program you're using.
Also note that you must have the latest version of Quicktime installed on your computer, per the program's requirements.
I have tried going to add media then to my files then I found my mp3 file
that I wanted to add I tried dragging it it would not drag to the audio
section of my editing. The second way was to add media and when I did that
I went to my files and try to add it directly, I came up with a narrative
box for me to add video or a picture clip, all these I did in the expert
In version 12, you use Add Media/From Files and Folders.
Ideally you should be using WAV files, and you should ensure that these files are not copy protected (as music downloaded from iTunes often is).
I tried using the Add media files and folders and it will not let me add
the audio it will let me add video but no audio. I open the dialog box and
add media then I open files and folders I find my way file and when I try
to open it it doesn't open, and or when I try to drag the file down to the
audio 1 track it will not do it it shows a no sign. I have a copy of the
audio in mp3 and wav neither one will work.
I have no idea why a WAV file would be rejected.
But if you'd like, you can Dropbox.com the file to me (my first name at muvipix dot com) and I'll be glad to see if I can get it to load into one of my projects.
And if it doesn't, I'll see if I can figure out why.