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

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jan 17, 2019 13:18:01 PM.

"I'm a Spotify premium subscriber so I downloaded a dozens of songs from Spotify. Now I just want to import those Spotify tracks to my iTunes library so that I can burn them to my CD for playing in the car. But I failed. Why? Anyone know how to export Spotify playlists to iTunes?"

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Spotify, one of the largest digital music services in the world, is providing two kinds of membership for users to subscribe, the free plan and the premium plan. Both subscriptions allow users to stream any Spotify music online. But only premium subscribers can download Spotify songs for offline listening. However, no matter you are premium or free user, transferring playlists from Spotify to iTunes library is strongly banned by Spotify. But don't worry. Here comes the effective solution which will enable you easily export Spotify music to iTunes anyhow.

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

To protect the copyright of the songs, Spotify music is encrypted by DRM (Digital Rights Management). In result, you can only import local files and playlist from iTunes, but can't export any content from the Spotify catalogue or offline playlists back into iTunes or onto any mp3 player or anything else. Therefore, in order to transfer Spotify playlist to iTunes, the first step is to get rid of the DRM restriction from Spotify songs once and for all.

Best Tool to Get DRM-free Spotify Songs for iTunes

Now you meet TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, a smart and straightforward downloading and converting tool for Spotify. With this app, you can easily download any Spotify track, album, artist or playlist and remove the DRM from Spotify by converting the songs to iTunes compatible formats, such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, etc. even without premium account. It's currently the fastest Spotify music converter that can work at 5X faster speed while preserving the lossless quality. It also allows you customize the audio properties, including audio channel, bit rate, sample rate, etc. so that you can make the music more personalized in the way you like.

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Part 1. How to Convert Spotify Music to iTunes Compatible MP3

You can download and install the free trial version of TunesKit Spotify to iTunes Playlist 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 Music Converter for Spotify, 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 Music Converter is 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.

Part 2. How to Import 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 your 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.

Video Guide: How to Export Music from Spotify to iTunes


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