How to Transfer Music from Spotify to iTunes Library?

"Can I transfer my Spotify music to my iTunes library on my Mac?"

"I want to move all my Spotify playlists to my iTunes library, and then burn them to a CD, but it is not allowed. Why?"

I am going to stop using Spotify and switch to Apple Music. There are many songs in Spotify, can I move them all to my iTunes library?

Spotify is one of the most popular and best music streaming services around. Many people may have the above questions. Here we’ll explain the reason why you can’t download Spotify music and transfer them to iTunes library directly. This article will also introduce an effective way to solve the above questions and guide how to transfer songs and playlist from Spotify to iTunes library.


Part 1: Failed to Download Spotify Music to iTunes Library?

Why can’t you download Spotify music and transfer them to iTunes library directly? The only downside to Spotify is that you can only listen to the music through Spotify. If having a variety of music is your goal, then Spotify is the program for you. However Spotify is not compatible with any other music player. You cannot export music from Spotify to iTunes or any other music program. Only Spotify premium users are allowed to download Spotify songs, but you may find you are not able to play them outside Spotify app. This is because all Spotify songs are protected by DRM. The DRM protection restricts all users’ right in transferring and playing Spotify songs.

The reasons for these restrictions has to do with Spotify's licensing agreements. Spotify operates by providing legal access to music and they do this by making agreements with the major record labels. These deals give Spotify access to an extensive music catalogue and they make sure that the artists are being fairly compensated for their music. Spotify pays royalties based on how many plays a song receives, which means they need to be able to keep track of the specific number.

This is why Spotify does not allow downloading of their music, because once the music is off of Spotify's server, they have no way of tracking the number of plays a song receives and making sure the artist gets fair compensation. Unlike music stores, Spotify does not offer artists a flat rate for their music, instead the artists get paid every single time a song is played. This is one of the reasons Spotify can give the listener access to so much awesome music, but it also the reason that Spotify is a streaming-only site.

So transferring Spotify music to your iTunes library is not allowed. Then how to download Spotify music to iTunes? No worry! Here is the solution for you.


Part 2: How to Transfer Music from Spotify to iTunes Library?

As we know, the Spotify music is encoded with DRM which means you are unable to play the songs in Spotify on devices that does not install Spotify app. Even you are the Spotify Premium subscriber, you would also fail to listen to the offline downloaded Spotify songs through any media player. 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. Then you can export the Spotify songs and playlist as DRM-free ones, and then add them to iTunes library.

Spotify Music Converter is the easiest and most feature-packed tool for those who want to transfer Spotify music and playlists to iTunes or other streaming music service, such as Apple Music, Google Play Music and Tidal, etc. It not only strips DRM from Spotify music, but also converts Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV and FLAC. With Spotify Music Converter, you can easily get a seamlessly DRM-free version of Spotify Music Playlist. After the conversion, you will find that all output songs remain original ID tags and metadata with 100% original Spotify music quality. It allows you to enjoy Spotify music offline on any devices without any limitation.

Spotify Music Converter is the most effective way to transfer your Spotify music to iTunes library. You need to remove the DRM-protection and convert Spotify Music to DRM-free audio formats such as MP3.

What do your need to transfer your Spotify music to iTunes library:

  1. A Computer running Mac OS or Windows OS.
  2. The Spotify Music Converter (For Windows or For Mac).
  3. iTunes.

Steps to transfer songs and playlist from Spotify to iTunes Library

Step 1 Run Spotify Music Converter

To transfer songs and playlist from Spotify to iTunes Library, you should simply install and run Spotify Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

transfer songs and playlist from Spotify to iTunes Library

Step 2 Drag&drop Spotify songs, albums or playlists

Drag songs, playlists or albums from Spotify app to the interface directly. If you are using the Spotify web player, copy&paste the link of the song, album or playlist of Spotify you would like to transfer to iTunes. And then click Add.

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Step 3 Choose output format

Click the Options button to change the output folder, output format, bitrate or sample rate. The default output format is MP3. You can also select M4A,WAV and FLAC according your needs. It also allows you to change the bitrate from 128kbps to 512kbps.

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Step 4 Click Convert button

After changing the output settings, click the Convert button to start converting Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV or FLAC format.

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When the conversion finishes, click the History button, you will find all converted songs. You can then transfer and play them anywhere.

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Step 5 Transfer Spotify songs to iTunes library

Now, you can transfer converted Spotify songs to your iTunes library or other devices without any restrictions. There are two ways to import converted Spotify music to iTunes library. Do either of the following:

  1. Drag the converted songs or the folder to the iTunes window. If you add a folder, all the files it contains are added to your library.
  2. In iTunes, choose File > Add to Library, locate the converted songs or the output folder, then click Open.

When the conversion finishes, click the History button, you will find all converted songs. You can then transfer and play them anywhere.

Add Spotify music to iTunes Library


With Spotify Music Converter, transferring Spotify Music to iTunes library is just as easy as a breeze. And it also helps you to enjoy Spotify music on any MP3 players without limitation.

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