How to add local songs to Spotify?

Spotify is an all-in-one music player. In addition to the over 50 million tracks of Spotify, you can also add your local songs to Spotify.

On desktop:

1. Click the arrow on the top right corner in the top-right corner of the Spotify app and select Settings.

2. Scroll down to Local Files . Downloads and My Music are selected by default. Switch off any sources you don't want Spotify to access.

3. If the songs you want to add are not in the 2 folder, click "ADD A SOUCE" and choose the folder.

Supported file types:

  • .mp3
  • .m4p (unless it contains video or DRM protected)
  • .mp4 (if QuickTime is installed on your computer)

Note: The iTunes lossless format (M4A) is not supported.

On mobile and tablet(only for premium subscribers):

1. Add the local files to Spotify on your desktop first, see above steps.

2. Add the files to a playlist.

3. Log in on your mobile or tablet using the same WiFi network as your desktop app.

4. Select the playlist containing the local files.

5. Switch on Download.

How to add Apple Music songs to Spotify?

However, not all local songs can be added to Spotify directly. If you have subscribed to Apple Music, the songs you downloaded can't be added to Spotify directly since they are DRM protected.

As you can see the above, you can add m4p songs to Spotify, but the songs must be DRM-free. That's why when you upload download Apple Music songs to Spotify, you will find the songs won't play. This is because the m4p songs downloaded from Apple Music are DRM protected and can only be played with iTunes on authorized devices. Here we will show you how to download Apple Music to mp3 so that you can upload offline Apple Music songs to Spotify.

Step1. Download, install and run Ondesoft iTunes Converter

Download, install and run Ondesoft iTunes Converter. All your iTunes files including playlists are loaded automatically, so make sure Apple Music songs, albums, playlists have been added to iTunes Library. Select music you want to convert in the file list. You can choose more than one or all of them.

Step2. Change output settings

Ondesoft Apple Music Converter supports converting Apple Music M4P songs to MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R and MKA. Here we choose mp3.

For each output format, Apple Music converter provides different profile settings: High, Normal and Low with different Bitrate, SampleRate and channels combinations. You can also customize the value as you like.

Output filename can contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID, such as Artist - Album - Track - Title.mp3. Click Options on the menu bar to open Preferences and customize output filename format if you like.

Remove DRM from Apple music

Step3. Remove DRM from selected Apple Music songs.

Click the Convert button to start downloading Apple Music to mp3. After converting, click Explore output files to find all converted mp3 Apple Music songs. You can follow steps in above Part 3 to upload them to Spotify.

Remove DRM from Apple music

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