How to Add Your Own Music to Apple Music
Missing your favorite songs on Apple Music? You will need to use your secret Apple Music cloud storage to store your own music collection. Here’s how.
Apple’s music streaming service includes access to millions of songs. However, some songs or entire albums from your local collection may not be available on the service.
For example, there may be demos, live recordings, or rare recordings of indie bands that are not available to stream on the service. Perhaps you have your own personal recordings that you would like to make available through the service. This is where the option to add your own music to Apple Music can come in handy.
If you want to add your own music to Apple Music, follow our steps below.
How to Add Your Own Music to Apple Music on Windows
If you are a Windows user, you can use the iTunes application to add your own music files to your Apple Music collection. With an Apple Music subscription, you can store up to 100,000 music files without using your iCloud storage capacity.
You will need download and install itunes first before continuing. Once you’ve installed iTunes, you can add your music to Apple Music by doing the following:
- Launch iTunes and select File > Add Folder to Library for a complete album or Add file to library for an individual song.
- Navigate to the location of your music and add it to iTunes.
- iTunes will add the music to your library.
- Then you can add your music to a playlist or keep it in the library. Either way, click File > Library > Update iCloud Music Library once you have added music files. Your music will be synced and available on other devices with iTunes or Apple Music – including the Apple Music website.
How to Add Your Own Music to Apple Music on Mac
Mac users (running macOS Catalina and later) can use the The music app to add their own music files to Apple Music. You will be able to store up to 100,000 songs in your cloud collection without using your iCloud storage.
If you want to add your own music using the Music app:
- Launch it The music from your Mac’s Launchpad or Dock.
- In the menu bar, tap File > Import.
- In the pop-up Finder window, locate the music files (or folder containing music files) that you want to add to your Apple Music collection.
- hurry Open to add the files.
- Once you’ve added your music files, tap File > Update cloud library to add the files to your Apple Music cloud collection.
How to Access Your Apple Music Files on Mobile Devices
Once you’ve added your music to your Apple Music cloud storage, you’ll be able to access it from your phone or tablet using the Apple Music app.
To do this on an Android, iPhone, or iPad device:
- Launch the Apple Music app or open the Apple Music website in a browser.
- Tap or click Library and select Artists (Where Playlists if you created one).
- Tap the group or artist you added and synced. You may need to close the app if it’s open and restart it to see the music you’ve added.
- Tap the album or song you want to listen to and enjoy the music.
Using Apple’s Music Service
Music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify have millions of songs available, but they don’t include everything. Especially those rare tracks you’ve collected that only exist on vinyl. Adding these types of tracks can take a bit of time, but the results are worth it.
Besides adding your own music, there are several other important features you should know about. For example, you can make an Apple Music song your iPhone alarm or connect Shazam to Apple Music. You can also check out the best Siri Shortcuts for Apple Music.
If you’re not on Apple Music, you can also add your own music files to Spotify.