How to Migrate Songs between Apple Music and SoundCloud

Posted by Adam Gorden on Feb 28, 2020 05:00 PM
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Speaking of music streaming services, Apple Music and Spotify is what we often talk about. How about SoundCloud? SoundCloud surely is very different from Apple Music or Spotify. In the next sections, we will give you some simple comparisons between Apple Music and SoundCloud. But I am sure you've already made up your mind which streaming service to go with. So, we also provide some workarounds to help you migrate music between Apple Music and SoundCloud.

1. SoundCloud VS Apple Music
2. How to Transfer Apple Music to SoundCloud
3. How to Download SoundCloud to Apple Music

1. SoundCloud VS Apple Music

SoundCloud, compared to Apple Music, gain its fame by assisting many musicians, Billie Eillish for example, to establish their career. The biggest strength Apple Music has is its Apple brand. Now, let's break down the differences in terms of features, price, sound quality.

Apple Music has the largest music library among all music streaming services. SoundCloud is home to more than 180 million tracks by 20 million artists. Apple Music definitely wins SoundCloud in numbers, but talking about songs you can only find on Apple Music or SoundCloud, that is a dead heat for different groups of music lovers.

In the aspect of sound quality, SoundCloud's music quality is 128kbps in MP3 format and it went through a slashing of sound quality recently. But if you paid for the premium, you will get the same 256 kbps on both SoundCloud and Apple Music. As for the price, we all know that Apple Music doesn't offer free music streaming but SoundCloud is a very decent even in the free tier.

2. How to Transfer Apple Music to SoundCloud

To transfer Apple Music to SoundCloud, you will need to remove protection from Apple Music songs first. TunesKit Audio Converter will help you achieve that.

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What TunesKit DRM Audio Converter Capable of

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Apple Music songs
  • Convert DRM M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Preserve 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert Audible audiobook & iTunes audiobooks to MP3, M4B, AAC
  • Convert between DRM-free audio file formats
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Step 1Import Apple Music songs to TunesKit

add apple music files

Simply download TunesKit Audio Converter from the above link. Before started, you need to make sure the Apple Music songs you are going to convert could play well on your computer. Then run the converter and click the second "music note" button on the centre top of the main interface. A window will pop up and you can select the songs you want to convert. Or you can directly drag media files to the main surface.

Step 2Customize Output Settings

select format

After all the songs are loaded to TunesKit, open the "Format" panel at the bottom left to select an output format for your audios. MP3 is recommended. Right next to the "Format" button there is the Output Path option. Click on it and adjust the file destination if needed.

Step 3Convert Apple Music to MP3 Format

convert apple music

When all the parameters and the output folder are set ready, you can start to convert Apple Music songs. Click the "Convert" button on the right bottom to start the conversion. Once the conversion finishes, you can locate the converted songs in the folder you chose.

Step 4Upload Apple Music to SoundCloud

Now you have the converted Apple Music songs, you can upload these files to SoundCloud. Go to the upload page on SoundCloud. On the upload page, you can either click ‘Choose file to upload' or drag and drop the file into the screen. Once you have selected your audio file, it will immediately start uploading and we will transcode it to be streamable on SoundCloud. We transcode all tracks to 128 kbps mp3 for streaming playback.

3. How to Download SoundCloud to Apple Music

All the soundtracks on SoundCloud are in the format of MP3, but SoundCloud supports a download option for few of the soundtracks. So, to download SoundCloud music, you will need help from TunesKit Audio Capture. You can get all audio being played on your computer and save the recorded tracks in various popular formats with original quality preserved to the local folder on your computer.

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TunesKit Audio Capture Key Features

  • Record any Spotify songs and playlists in high quality
  • Save recorded Spotify streams as MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, FLAC, M4B
  • Capture any other sound being played on computer
  • Cut, trim and merge recordings flexibly
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Step 1Run TunesKit Audio Capture

audio capture

Upon launching Audio Capture, you'll view a list of some programs such as chrome, IE and more programs displayed in the opening window. If you don't see the icon of SoundCloud, you can simply click the "+" button to add SoundCloud program and then click the icon to launch the program.

Step 2Set Audio Capture Parameters

choose output format

Click the "Format" icon at the bottom right corner and set the output preferences in the popup window. It supports common output formats including MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, M4B, and FLAC. You can set the audio quality like codec, sample rate, bit rate and more to personalize the output audio according to your specific needs.

Step 3Start to Capture Audio Tracks

record music

Go back to the media program or browser you just picked, locate the music or audio you want to capture and begin to play the tracks. Then you'll see a new recording task being created in the capture list of TunesKit window. It will begin to capture the audio in real time while you are playing the sound. To quit recording, simply stop playing the music and close the media program. Once you get the SoundCloud music files, you can upload them to Apple Music Library.



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