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How to transfer your songs and playlists to a new music service

Who wants to undo years of carefully designed and carefully curated playlists? Oh, nobody? Quill Surprise. But if you want to move to a new music service, the thought of losing years of audio toil is a very valid fear. But you can put those doubts to rest, because we’re about to show you how to transfer your songs and playlists to a new music service.

Whether you give up Spotify for the temporary world of ad-free videos with YouTube Music, or embrace the high-resolution world of Tidal, there are a host of different third-party services that can help automate the process, saving you from many hours of manual processing.

Basically, they all offer a similar service — sign up, sign into the different services you want to sync (say, link your Spotify and Apple Music accounts so you can transfer from one to the other), hit a few buttons, and boom — Let the migration begin. It’s worth noting that you’ll get the single that can’t be transferred, which is pretty much an expected outcome from any transfer service you come across. Don’t worry, you’re still saving countless hours compared to adding everything manually.

There are a few more options, with both free and paid features worth considering. We’ve rounded them all up below, saving you the hassle of searching, so that the new service of your choice has all your tracks and playlists waiting for you, as if nothing had ever changed. Happy listening.

How to transfer your songs and playlists to a new music service


How to transfer songs and playlists to the new music service for free

FreeYourMusic is an app-based service that supports more than 20 different streaming services, which includes big players like Spotify and Tidal, as well as more obscure shows like Napster. The basic package will set you back a very reasonable one-time payment of £10.99, after which you’ll get a lifetime of unlimited song and playlist transfers for all platforms on desktop and mobile.

Choosing one of the premium packages (which can be paid annually or quarterly) provides additional benefits such as email support, automatic sync, and cloud backups. However, for most people, this reasonable one-time payment will be more than enough. The fact that you can use it again in the future should you decide to switch to another streaming service also provides peace of mind.


How to transfer your songs and playlists to the new music service Soundiiz

Soundiiz is an alternative switching service that doesn’t require downloading any app – everything is taken care of right from their website, making for a more intuitive and convenient experience. One of the main advantages is the fact that it offers a free plan that is able to connect to all major streaming platforms.

Once you link your accounts, you are only limited to being able to convert your playlists one by one, and it only supports up to 200 tracks per playlist. However, this might be more than enough for most people, especially if they don’t have many playlists to deal with. If you need something a little more premium, you can go for the Premium package, which will set you back £4.50 a month. Your cash gives you the ability to transfer all of your music data at once, along with the ability to keep your playlists in sync.

Even better – you can only pay the £4.50 fee once, then cancel your subscription. You still have a full month to use its features, so if you’re not likely to switch services for that long, you can basically view Soundiiz’s premium package as a very reasonable sub-fee.


How to move your songs and playlists to the new SongShift music service

SongShift is a feature-packed iOS-only app that lets you move your music and playlists between different streaming services effortlessly. The basic service is free, which makes it a great option for users who simply want to migrate their tracks to a new service they’re switching to—although you can only migrate one playlist at a time). However, you can opt for the Pro membership, and you will get a set of features that will appeal to the power users.

This includes SongShare – a feature that lets you share your playlists with friends, no matter what service they’re using. You can also sync your library with unlimited services, and you can even consolidate multiple source playlists into one destination. Naturally, you can also sync all of your playlists at once.

You can get a lifetime Pro membership for $39.99, an annual membership for $19.99, or a monthly membership for $4.99. Unfortunately, it is not available on Android, and there is no indication that it will ever be available. But at least there are other options if you’re on Team Google.


How to transfer your songs and playlists to the new music service Tune My Music

TuneMyMusic is a more pared down service with slightly less advanced features than most of its competitors, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth looking into. Conversely, if you don’t have a huge music library, it might be one of the best options out there.

Its free service lets you convert up to 500 tracks, and you can even export playlists to a .txt or .csv file. If this track limit is too low for your huge pool, you can pay $4.50 per month for unlimited conversions. Note that you can only transfer playlists that you’ve created, which can be a deal breaker if you have a large number of playlists created by other people. If you have less than 500 tracks, definitely give it a try.