[Solved] How to Easily Download Music from Spotify to iTunes Library

Posted by Adam Gorden on July 27, 2017 11:18:01 AM.
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I'm a Spotify premium subscriber so I downloaded a dozens of songs from Spotify. Now I just want to import those Spotify music tracks to my iTunes library so that I can burn them to my CD for playing in the car. But I failed after a couple of attempts. Why? Anyone know how to transfer Spotify music downloads to iTunes?

Spotify, one of the largest digital music services, is providing two kinds of membership for users to subscribe, the free plan and the premium plan. Both subscriptions allow users stream any Spotify music online. But only premium subscribers have the right to download Spotify songs for offline listening. However, transferring Spotify music downloads to iTunes library is not allowed at all. But don't worry. Here we'll explain the reason why you can't directly download Spotify songs to iTunes library while show you the effective solution to make it work by doing a few clicks only.

We Can't Download Spotify Music to iTunes Library due to DRM

First of all, you should know that the Spotify music is protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management). The purpose of using DRM is to protect the copyright of the songs. But on the contrary, it largely restricts the users' right in controlling and managing those songs. In result, you can't export any content from the Spotify catalogue or offline playlists back into iTunes or onto any mp3 player or anything else. Therefore, the first step before we can moving Spotify music to iTunes is to get rid of the DRM restriction from Spotify once and for all.

Best Way to Get DRM-free Spotify Songs for iTunes

Now you meet TunesKit Spotify Converter, a smart and straightforward Spotify music converter and downloader. With this little app, you can easily download any Spotify track, album, artist or playlist and remove the DRM by converting the songs to iTunes compatible formats, such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, etc. even if you are a free user of Spotify music. Due to the easy design, all you'll do is drag the songs or albums from Spotify and click Convert to let it do its things. Besides, it's currently the fastest Spotify music converter that can work at 5X faster speed with lossless quality preserved. It also allows you customize the audio properties depending on your own needs, including audio channel, bit rate, sample rate, etc. so that you can make the music more personalized in the way you like.

   

How to Convert DRM-ed Spotify Music to iTunes Compatible MP3

You can download and install the free trial version of TunesKit Spotify Converter and test it out to see how it works in converting Spotify songs to iTunes library by following the complete guide as below:

Step 1Import Spotify music files to TunesKit Spotify Converter

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Launch TunesKit Spotify Converter, and it will load Spotify app automatically. Then go to your Spotify account to find any track or album you want to download and convert, then drag the songs to the conversion window of TunesKit. Currently it supports all kinds of Spotify songs, albums, artists and playlists. Or you can simply input the links of the Spotify songs to the search box in the main screen and click + to add the songs.

Step 2Adjust output preferences

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The default output format of TunesKit Spotify Converter is set as MP3. You can click the menu bar > Preferences > Convert to set the output preferences according to your own requirements. Here you are allowed to adjust the bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc. If you want the converted songs to be classified by albums or artists in the output folder, remember to click the option of "Archive output tracks by". If you want to convert the music in stable mode and avoid any conversion error, you should set the conversion speed at 1X. Since you need to transfer the Spotify music to iTunes library, here you should choose the output format as MP3 or AAC that are supported by iTunes.

Step 3Remove DRM and convert Spotify songs

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Now click "Convert" button to start converting your Spotify music to MP3 or other iTunes compatible formats. After conversion, click the History button to locate the DRM-free Spotify music files.

Steps to Transfer Spotify Songs to iTunes Library

Now we move to the final step, that's to transfer the converted Spotify songs and albums to save in iTunes library. You got two ways to get it done.

Method 1: Drag the converted Spotify music files or folder from the computer desktop to the iTunes music library to finish importing. If you add the whole converted folder, all the files it contains will be added to your iTunes library.

Method 2: Open iTunes, click the menu bar > Files > Add to Library, locate the converted Spotify songs or folder, and click Open. Then the music files will be imported into your iTunes library in seconds.

Congratulations! The music is yours now. Enjoy!

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