Have you ever had a song that you love but can’t find it on Spotify? Or maybe there’s a live performance or acoustic version of a song that you prefer over the original recording? Whatever your reason may be, there is a way to add non-Spotify songs to your Spotify library. In this blog post, we will cover some methods on how to do just that.
The Challenge of Adding Non-Spotify Songs to Spotify
Spotify has a vast library of songs available for streaming, but it doesn’t have every song in the world. Sometimes, there are rare or exclusive songs that you might have a copy of, but you can’t easily add it to your Spotify library. This challenge has been faced by many Spotify users, and luckily there are workarounds that you can try.
Things You Should Prepare for
Before we get started on the methods, there are a few things that you should prepare for:
– Your non-Spotify songs in a digital format that you can access on your computer
– A Spotify account
– Internet connection
Method 1: Local Files
This method involves using the local files feature in Spotify to add non-Spotify songs to your library. Here’s how to do it:
1. Open Spotify on your computer.
2. Click on "Edit" in the top menu and select "Preferences" on the dropdown menu.
3. Scroll down to "Local Files" and switch on the toggle button.
4. Click "Add a Source" and select the folder where your non-Spotify songs are saved.
5. Your songs should now show up in the "Local Files" section on the left-hand side menu of Spotify.
6. Create a new playlist on Spotify and drag your non-Spotify songs from the "Local Files" section into the playlist.
7. Now you have added your non-Spotify songs to Spotify.
– Simple and easy to do.
– You have full control of the files and can edit the information in the song’s metadata.
– No need to rely on third-party applications.
– Can only be used on the device where the files are stored.
– Non-Spotify songs can’t be synced to other devices.
Method 2: SongShift
If you want to have your non-Spotify songs on your mobile device, SongShift is a popular application that can help you transfer songs from one music platform to another. Here’s how to do it:
1. Download the SongShift app on your mobile device.
2. Connect your Spotify account to SongShift.
3. Select "Set up Source" and choose the music platform where your non-Spotify songs are saved (e.g. Apple Music, YouTube).
4. Sign in to your account on that platform and give SongShift access to your music library.
5. Select the non-Spotify songs that you want to transfer to Spotify.
6. Choose "Set up Destination" and select Spotify.
7. Sign in to your Spotify account and give SongShift access to your Spotify library.
8. Choose the playlist where you want to add the transferred songs and start the transfer.
9. After a few minutes, the non-Spotify songs will be added to your Spotify playlist.
– Easy to use and can be done on your mobile device.
– Can transfer songs from one music platform to another.
– Saves time from manually adding songs to Spotify.
– SongShift is not a free application though it offers a free trial period.
– Not all music platforms are supported by SongShift.
Method 3: Local Network Sharing
This method involves using a local network to transfer files from your computer to your mobile device where Spotify is installed. Here’s how to do it:
1. Make sure both your computer and mobile device are connected to the same local network.
2. Open Spotify on your computer and create a new playlist with your non-Spotify songs.
3. Right-click on the playlist and select "Copy Playlist Link."
4. Open a web browser on your mobile device and paste the link in the address bar.
5. The playlist should open up on your mobile device, but the non-Spotify songs won’t play yet.
6. Select the non-Spotify song that you want to play, and it will start downloading to your mobile device.
7. After the download is complete, the song will be added to your local files in Spotify.
– No need for a third-party application.
– Allows you to transfer non-Spotify songs to your mobile device.
– Free to use.
– Requires a stable local network connection.
– Takes time to download the non-Spotify songs on your mobile device.
Why Can’t I Add Non-Spotify Songs to Spotify?
There are a few reasons why you might not be able to add non-Spotify songs to your Spotify library:
1. File format: Spotify only supports certain types of audio files, such as MP3, AIFF, WAV, and FLAC. If your non-Spotify songs are in a different format, they won’t be recognized by Spotify.
– Fix: Convert the audio files to the supported format using a free audio converter, such as Any Audio Converter.
2. DRM protection: Some songs have Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection, which prevents them from being transferred or played outside of their respective services.
– Fix: You can try to convert the song to a non-DRM version using a DRM removal software, such as DVDFab. However, keep in mind that removing DRM may be illegal in some countries.
3. Geographic restrictions: Some songs are only available in certain regions due to licensing agreements.
– Fix: Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to a server in the region where the song is available.
– If you’re using Spotify on multiple devices, make sure to sync your local files so that they’re available on all your devices.
– Use a proper naming convention for your non-Spotify songs to make it easier to organize and find them in your Spotify library.
– Be mindful of copyright laws and make sure you have the legal right to copies of the non-Spotify songs that you want to add to your Spotify library.
5 FAQs about Adding Non-Spotify Songs to Spotify
Q: Can I add non-Spotify songs to a pre-existing playlist on Spotify?
A: Yes, you can. Simply click on the playlist and drag your non-Spotify songs into it.
Q: Can I add non-Spotify songs to Spotify on my phone?
A: Yes, you can. Use SongShift to transfer non-Spotify songs from another music platform to Spotify on your mobile device.
Q: Can I add non-Spotify songs to Spotify without a computer?
A: You can use SongShift on your mobile device to transfer non-Spotify songs to Spotify, but you will need a computer to initially store and organize the files.
Q: Can I share my non-Spotify songs with other Spotify users?
A: No, you cannot. Local files and non-Spotify songs added through SongShift are only visible on your Spotify account.
Q: Will my non-Spotify songs be available offline on Spotify?
A: Yes, but only if you sync your local files on Spotify’s desktop app.
Adding non-Spotify songs to Spotify is possible with a few workarounds. Use the Local Files feature on Spotify’s desktop app to add non-Spotify songs to your library, try SongShift to transfer songs from another music platform to Spotify on your mobile device, or use a local network to transfer files from your computer to your mobile device. Remember to be mindful of copyright laws and make sure you have the legal right to copies of the non-Spotify songs you want to add to your library.