Nicolas Rogès

November 9, 2023

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Transfer Apple Music data to another streaming service!

In October 2022, Apple made a major shake-up to its streaming offerings, raising the price of its Apple Music and Apple TV+ subscriptions. It was the first time prices had been raised in the United States. But why? And how, if the fees are too high for you, can you transfer Apple Music data to another streaming service? Soundiiz helps you make the transfer process more straightforward. 

Why is Apple Music raising its subscription prices? 

Apple Music’s subscription price hike is taking place in a tense context for streaming platforms. In the case of Apple Music, the company explains this by paying – like all its competitors – higher royalties than in the past to make music available while offering ever more content in music and video. Plain and simple.

An Apple spokesperson states

“The change to Apple Music is due to an increase in licensing costs, and in turn, artists and songwriters will earn more to stream their music. We also continue to add innovative features that make Apple Music the world’s best listening experience”.

For Apple – and this is undoubtedly part of a well-oiled communications strategy – this price increase is a positive sign. In concrete terms, individual plans have increased by a dollar and family plans by two dollars. All Apple Music subscription options are available here. 

It may not seem like much, but it’s possible that in the context of inflation and with investors pushing for subscription prices to rise for years, these increases are followed by others closer to home. Soundiiz will, of course, keep you informed of future market developments!

Apple Music: a lot to offer! 

Apple Music has a lot going for it. Its audio quality is among the best on the market, with a Spatial Audio option that some competitors don’t offer. Spatial Audio promises complete immersion in your favorite albums, with sounds flooding in from all sides if your speakers are correctly positioned. This audio quality is automatically included in the price of your subscription at no extra charge. Audiophiles love this feature!

With one of the most extensive catalogs on the market and numerous radio stations available, some exclusive, Apple Music has a lot going for it. Especially if you already own an iPhone or Mac. 

Its algorithm is also robust, even if it struggles to compete with Spotify in this field. You’ll also benefit from Apple’s expertise in user experience and optimal navigation between the different contents Apple offers. Indeed, Apple Music’s listening suggestions are often described as among the best on the market.

Why would you want to transfer Apple Music data to another streaming service? 

The main point for improvement would undoubtedly be its podcast section, which is accessible with a third-party app and not directly integrated into the application. It can be a hindrance if you’re a big podcast consumer. It’s one of the things that drives many people to use Spotify, which is unquestionably one of the market leaders in this field. 

Moreover, some of its competitors, such as Deezer, offer more extended trial periods than Apple Music’s one-month. Apple Music doesn’t make it easy to unsubscribe. Fortunately, we’ve thought of everything and dedicated a page to unsubscribing from Apple Music.

So, there are many concrete reasons why you might want to unsubscribe from Apple Music. But you may also, like thousands of other people, want to try out another service after using Apple Music for months or years. It’s only natural: we’re all curious! And with Soundiiz, you can explore anything you like. You can effortlessly switch from Apple Music to TIDAL, Apple Music to Deezer, or Apple Music to YouTube Music

Let’s see how to transfer all your data from Apple Music to another streaming service!

How to transfer Apple Music data to another streaming service, step by step

This may seem obvious, but before you do anything else, we advise you to create an account on the streaming service to which you’d like to transfer your Apple Music data. Spotify, for example. This will make future procedures easier.

Then, if you haven’t already done so, create an account on Soundiiz or log in. 

Once this has been done, you can access your Soundiiz Home Page. On the left-hand side of your screen, in the “Tools” section, you’ll see the “Transfer” section. Click on it.

This page will appear as follows:

This is where you’ll need to link your source account – Apple Music – and your destination account – Spotify or any other streaming platform -. To do this, click “Select Source” and look for the Apple Music icon. Then click on “Select Destination” and look for the Spotify icon. 

Please note: this will only work if you already have a Spotify account. 

If everything works, you’ll see a green “Connected” button in both sections, as shown in the screenshot below.

Click on the “Start” button.

Soundiiz will search to see which items are transferable to your destination platform. In rare cases, some items may not be transferable. YouTube Music, for example, does not yet allow the transfer of albums. Choose what you want to transfer, then click “Confirm My Selection” and “Begin the transfer”.

Note: if you use Soundiiz’s free version, you can only transfer up to 200 songs per playlist and one playlist at a time.

The transfer has just started! This can take a few minutes, depending on how much data you want to transfer. You can check the transfer progress in the “Automation” – “My Batches” section.

Once the transfer is finished, you don’t have to do anything else! If you check your mailbox, you should find a mail indicating that your transfer is complete!

There’s just one thing left. Go to your Spotify account or any other streaming service and check that everything you want to transfer has been transferred!

How does it work?

We don’t want to go into technical details, but Soundiiz works with many music metadata, including ISRC, UPC, featured artists, mixes, and duration… This metadata profile allows us to be accurate in the treatment of the matching process as much as possible.

When transferring a song from one platform to another, Soundiiz makes a matching process between the two platforms. This magic mixture allows us not to lose any information during the transfer and recreate your music collection on the destination service.

But it’s not the only thing we take into account. We pride ourselves on having one of the best, if not THE best, algorithms on the market, improved daily since our launch in 2013. Using this, we do a precise matching process between streaming platforms.

We can handle complex data, such as remixes, karaoke versions of songs, acoustic covers, sped-up, etc.

To sum up, if you “like” a song on Apple Music, Soundiiz will “like” the same song, if it exists, on Spotify. Sometimes, as metadata and catalog can differ from service to service, matching is impossible or will not be exact (not the same album, for example). It’s a complex mixture, and even if Soundiiz does everything to make it perfect, in rare cases, we can’t find the corresponding song, album, or artist. But to be honest, it rarely happens!

Is it legal to transfer data to another streaming service?

At Soundiiz, everything is perfectly legal and transparent. The reason is simple: we don’t download any files we don’t own. Our services are based on a precise matching process between the source and destination catalogs. 

There are no audio file downloads involved in this process. Over the years, many streaming platforms, such as Qobuz, have used our services. In a previous article on the history of TIDAL, we explained that Soundiiz had played a part in its emergence when the platform had just been launched. 

Even today, we work hand in hand with music streaming services. We make it easy for them to attract customers put off by the prospect of losing all their data

Soundiiz removes many barriers, and that’s one of the reasons why we enjoy such a solid reputation among industry professionals.

Is everything free?

We’ve designed our services to offer as much as possible for free. With a free version of your subscription, you can do one transfer at a time and transfer up to 200 items with each transfer. In concrete terms, you can transfer 200 songs from an Apple Music playlist to a Spotify playlist.

If you want to transfer 201 or do more than one transfer at a time, we offer Premium and Creator options, starting at $3 a month. Our Premium package is the most popular and, for $36 a month, lets you do whatever you want!

With this version, you’ll be able to synchronize playlists between platforms so that they update automatically, without you having to lift a finger, make as many transfers as you like, export your playlists in .CSV format, use our unlimited artificial intelligence tool and a whole host of other options listed on this page.

Note that you can cancel your subscription at any time. Although we’d prefer you to continue using our services, some people subscribe to a Premium package, make several large transfers, and then unsubscribe. Soundiiz makes all this effortless!

You know everything and how to transfer your data from Apple Music to any other streaming service. You just have to log in to your Soundiiz account and start!

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