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Guide: How to Transfer Music from SoundCloud to Apple Music

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 28, 2023 10:00 AM • Category: Record Audio
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SoundCloud and Apple Music are both globally famous music services with millions of users and their unique advantages. As many songs on SoundCloud are published by new artists that not always on Apple Music, the users who are fans of both platforms may want to transfer music from SoundCloud to Apple Music or the other way around. But how? This guide will tell you exactly how to transfer SoundCloud to Apple Music, whether you want to transfer songs, albums, or playlists.

Why is it So Difficult to Make the Transfer Without Tools

Although both SoundCloud and Apple Music are music streaming services, there are still many differences between them. Some of the regulations and designs are making the transfer process even more difficult, not to mention each of them doesn’t provide an official solution to this library transfer demand of the users. Before we get into the tutorial part, let’s first look at why it would be difficult to make this transferring without tools.

1. Limitations of SoundCloud Download

Many who want to download SoundCloud songs to their local storage so that they can upload those songs to Apple Music will find this problem. Whether to enable the users to download their music is decided by the artists, and that means a lot of songs on SoundCloud cannot be downloaded.

2. No Official Methods to Achieve this Goal

Neither SoundCloud nor Apple Music lets users transfer their library to other music apps. It is understandable from their perspectives since such a feature would make it easier for users to leave their platforms for other competitors’. Why would they want to do that?

3. Low Efficiency of Download from SoundCloud

Even if you can download the songs you want from SoundCloud and transfer them to Apple Music, it will take a very long time because you cannot download a whole album or playlist.

Method 1. The Best Software to Transfer SoundCloud to Apple Music

TunesKit Audio Capture is one of the best options to transfer songs, albums, playlists from SoundCloud to Apple Music. Thanks to the cutting-edge audio capture technology of TunesKit that will extract the data of the audio, the sound quality of the downloaded tracks is lossless. This program can batch download music from SoundCloud, which guarantees high efficiency of download. It is so smart that it can match the ID3 tags of the songs automatically.

Extra features are also noticeable. The built-in editor allows you to trim or cut the tracks, adjust the EQ, or edit the ID3 tags. What’s more, the 6 most popular formats are free for you to choose from, including AAC and M4A, so that you can play the songs on all Apple devices.

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Key Features of TunesKit SoundCloud Music Downloader

  • Download streaming music to Apple Music
  • 6 popular formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B available
  • Preserve streaming music with the original audio quality and full ID3 tags
  • Support many customization functions and groove the songs even offline
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Steps to Download from SoundCloud to Apple Music

Step 1 Run TunesKit Audio Capture

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Install and launch TunesKit Audio Capture on your computer, and you'll see a list of programs on the home screen. Make sure the web browser you open SoundCloud with is on the list. If not, click on the "+" button to add the program or drag and drop it to the window of TunesKit.

Step 2Configure the audio preferences

set output format

Click the "Format" icon at the bottom right and set the output preferences in the popup m. It supports 6 common audio formats including MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, M4B, and FLAC. You can set the audio format as AAC and also adjust the audio quality like codec, sample rate, bit rate, and channel. When finishing configuring, press the "OK" button to confirm the changes.

Step 3Start downloading music

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Go back to the main interface and tap on the browser with which you are going to open SoundCloud. Go the SoundCloud and play the songs, albums, and playlists, and you will see in a download window of the program that they are being downloaded. When finished, click the "Stop" button.

Step 4Save SoundCloud music to the local folder

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Once captured, you could personalize these music tracks by clicking the "Edit" icon at the rear of each track. Here, you could trim and cut the audios, adjust the EQ, or edit their ID3 tags. After that, click the "Save" button to save them to your local music collection.

Step 5Transfer SoundCloud music to Apple Music on PC/Mac

For PC Users

Run iTunes then open its Music tab at the top-middle of the window. Click the "File" option on the top left corner, and then choose the "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library". Select SoundCloud music tracks you want to add, and then click the "Open" button to add SoundCloud music to Apple Music.

For Mac Users

Run the Music app on your Mac and go to "File" > "Add To Library or File" > "Import". Locate the SoundCloud songs or the folder to save them, then click Open. If you add a folder, all the songs in it are added to your library.

Method 2. Transfer SoundCloud to Apple Music via Online Tools

If you just want to transfer music instead of downloading music, you can use a useful online tool to help you transfer SoundCloud music to Apple Music. Here we recommend some of them to help you.

1. Soundiize

It is a professional converter that can help users transfer music from one platform to another. It allows you to complete the whole process within a few minutes.


Step 1: Visit the website of Soundiiz and then click the Start for free button; launch on it with your account.

Step 2: Click the Transfer option on the left list;

Step 3: Select the Source of your music, SoundCloud, and the destionation, Apple Music; you need to authorize Soundiiz to visit the data of the two music platform;

Step 4: Click the Start button; then choose the music you want to transfer;

Step 5: Click the Confirm my selection > Save configuration > Confirm > Begin the Transfer, and then you will listen to your SoundCloud music on your Apple Music.

2. TuneMyMusic

TuneMyMusic has the same role in terms of transferring music. But their Steps are not different. Here are the steps for TuneMyMusic users.


Step 1: Visit the website of TuneMyMusic and then click the Let's start button; launch on it with your account.

Step 2: Select the source of your music, SoundCloud, and then click the Load from SoundCloud account to choose the music you want to transfer; click the Choose Destination button;

Step 3: select the destination of your music, Apple Music, and then click the Start Transfer button to begain your transferring.


In this article, we have introduced why it is hard to import SoundCloud music to Apple Music and how to do it in the best ways. TunesKit Audio Capture allows you to download music from SoundCloud and Apple Music and help you to transfer music to each other. We hope this guide will help you to switch smoothly between music platforms.

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