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How to Upload Music to Spotify

By Claire Wilson

March 05, 2019

A large amount of music lovers choose Spotify because of its distinguishing music recommendation. So, what if you have music files downloaded from other sources and want to save them all together in Spotify? This post will be your one-for-all guide. Let's see how to upload music to Spotify

If you want to know how to download DRM-free music from Spotify, you can move to Bonus Tips: Download Music from Spotify for Free directly.


Part 1. How to Upload Local Music to Spotify

Step 1. It's simple to upload the local music files you have on your PC/Mac:

For Win: Click "Edit" > "Preferences" > "Local Files" > "ADD A SOURCE" in your Spotify Music program.

For Mac: Click "Spotify" > "Preferences".

Upload Music to Spotify Local File Source

Step 2. Browse and locate the folder where your music files are in. Hit on "OK" to select it.

Part 2. How to Upload Songs from iTunes Playlist

Step 1. In your iTunes playlists, go to "Edit" > "Preference" > "Advanced" and choose "Share iTunes Library XML with other applications."

Step 2. Then, go to your Spotify Music software and click "File" > "Import Playlists" and choose "iTunes" to import music to Spotifyfrom iTunes. Now, you've successfully upload songs to Spotify from iTunes playlist.

Part 3. Import CD Music Files to Spotify

It's a little be complex to import CD music files to Spotify because audio CDs are encoded with pulse code modulation (PCM) and can only be played on specific CD players. Therefore, to import CD music files, we need to convert CD music to MP3 via Windows Media Player first.

Step 1. In the "Now Playing mode" of Windows Media Player. Move your mouse over the album art and you will see a "Rip CD" button as below.

Upload Music to Spotify Playing Mode Rip CD

Step 2. There are 2 options: "Rip CD" and "Rip settings" at the top in "Library mode". All the music detected will be shown and ticked by default. Uncheck those you don't need.

Upload Music to Spotify Rip Setting Uncheck to Exclude Songs

Note: Before you start ripping CD, there are a few configurations you need:

#1. Internet connection is needed to allow Windows Media Player to fix your ID3 tags automatically.

#2. Go to "Rip settings" > "Format" to set up the output format. Tick "MP3" and move on.

Upload Music to Spotify Rip Settings Format

#3. Go to "Rip settings" > "Audio Quality" to set up the audio quality. It's 128Kbps by default and you can set 192 Kbps for higher quality. However, the higher the numbers are, the larger size will be.

Upload Music to Spotify Rip Settings Audio Quality

Step 3. Start ripping CD to MP3 by clicking on "Rip CD" at the top to start the ripping process.

Upload Music to Spotify Rip Audio Track

Step 4. After the ripping process ends, your CD music files are all set to MP3 files. Now, you can go back to Part 2 we've mentioned above to transfer songs to Spotify.

Bonus Tip: Download Music from Spotify for Free

It is very likely that you find some new awesome songs from Spotify recommendation and want to get them downloaded. To download Spotify songs, you have to purchase the songs or get your Spotify Premium subscription. In case you are hesitating whether to buy a Spotify Premium subscription, here's a complete comparison of the Spotify Free vs. Spotify Premium. A Spotify Premium is recommended if you insist to audio quality.

Want high audio quality without paying for Spotify Premium? It becomes possible with the help of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter. TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is an awesome OGG music converting software that allows you to:

1. Remove DRM protection;

2. Freely download Spotify music for free;

3. Batch convert Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV and FLAC;

4. Sync Spotify music on all devices smartphone, tablet and computer;

5. Automatically save titles, artists, albums, genres and ID3 tags.

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Spotify Music Converter on PC

Download and install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter on your computer. Launch it and you will see the interface as below.

TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Step 2. Add Spotify Songs from Spotify

Click "Add Files" from the top. If you have installed Spotify Music on your computer, you can simply drag and drop your Spotify songs to the computer or simply copy and paste the music list into the interface.

Drag and Drop Spotify Songs to The Software

Step 3. View and Select Songs to Convert

Then, your Spotify songs will be added to the program. Then, preview and tick those you want. After that, click on "Add" to move on.

Select Songs to Convert

Step 4. Choose MP3 as Output Format

Go to "Options" > "Advanced" to enter the audio setting. Here you can set up output format. MP3, M4A, WAV and FLAC are supported. It is highly recommended to choose "MP3" format because MP3 is widely available on multiple devices and platforms.

Choose MP3 as Output Format

Step 5. Start Converting Spotify Music to MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC

After everything is set up, you can now start the conversion process by clicking the green "Convert" button from the top menu.

Converting Spotify Music Mac

That's all. As you can see, it is very simple to upload local music to Spotify, upload iTunes playlist and upload CD music files to Spotify. By reading this guide, you can save all your music files together to Spotify with ease. If you are facing other issues while using Spotify, you can leave your questions below in the comment boxes.

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