How to Download and Transfer SoundCloud to Apple Music

By James Blair Updated on 2024-05-23 / Update for Apple Music Tips

"Can you add SoundCloud songs to Apple Music?" Apple Music and SoundCloud, which one do you prefer? Many people think that Apple Music is a well-recognized brand that almost everyone knows the Apple company. In the meanwhile, SoundCloud gets more support from the artists. Many artists would rather start their music careers from it.

Anyway, both of the two music sites have their unique advantages and you can select them all according to your needs. If you have been a SoundCloud fan and now would like to try Apple Music, or you have used Apple Music for many years and now want to attempt SoundCloud Music, this article is what you require before starting the new trial.

In the following paragraphs, you will learn how to transfer Apple Music to SoundCloud and download SoundCloud to Apple Music. Just pick the one that you demand.

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Part 1. How to Transfer Apple Music to SoundCloud

To import Apple Music to SoundCloud, you have to clear the song protection in Apple Music tracks first. That's because Apple Music songs have protection and a special audio format that can't be moved and played on other devices and platforms. To break this limitation, here you need an additional tool named AudFree Apple Music Converter.

This tool can help remove protection from Apple Music songs with ease. Besides, it can convert Apple Music audio files to plain audio formats like MP3, FLAC, WAV and so on. Also, you can customize audio bit rate, sample rate, and more for Apple Music songs. With it, you can then save Apple Music files to your computer locally and you can transfer them to other platforms for playing offline. In this case, you can add Apple Music songs to SoundCloud easily.

AudFree Apple Music Converter

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  • Losslessly download and convert Apple Music songs
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, WAV, AAC, etc.
  • Stay 100% original quality and other metadata
  • Work with Apple Music tracks, audiobooks, etc.

How to Convert Apple Music to SoundCloud-supported Audio Files

Now, let's see how to use this Apple Music to SoundCloud converter step by step.

Step 1Load Apple Music songs to AudFree
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Choose the correct version from the above "Download" buttons. Download and install AudFree Apple Music Converter on the desktop. Before launching the AudFree, please open the Apple Music app and download your desired Apple Music tracks to the Apple Music Library. After that, you can open AudFree, the Apple Music app will relaunch automatically. On AudFree's interface, please click the first icon titled "Load Library". In the window, choose "Apple Music" from the left panel and then select the tracks. After that, tap the "Add" button to put them into AudFree.
Step 2Reset output settings for Apple Music to SoundCloud
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After loaded all the songs to AudFree, hit the "Format" icon from the bottom right to reset the output format and other parameters. Here we'd like to suggest choosing MP3, 128 kbps, and 48000 Hz as the sound settings, which is better compatible with SoundCloud. Once set, save your changes, then click "OK" to turn back to the main page. There is a "magic stick" icon beside the track, which is used to edit the volume, speed, and pitch. And the "edit" icon is applied to rewrite the ID3 tags.

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Step 3Convert Apple Music tracks for SoundCloud
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Once you have reset the output parameters, you can start the conversion at any time. Just press the "Convert" button on the bottom right. The conversion will end automatically and you will see the tips on the "History" icon. Check it to navigate to the local audio folder.

How to Transfer Apple Music Playlist to SoundCloud

Now, you can sync the converted Apple Music files to SoundCloud for offline playing.

Step 1. Please launch SoundCloud and tap the "Upload" option.

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Step 2. Hit "Choose file to upload" or drag and drop the Apple file from the local folder to the SoundCloud's screen. After that, SoundCloud will start to upload your favorite Apple Music tracks automatically.

Part 2. How to Download SoundCloud to Apple Music

If you switch from SoundCloud music service to Apple Music, you may not want to lose your favorite SoundCloud songs. In this case, you can download them first. But it is noted that SoundCloud only supports to download some of the tracks from it and you can move them to other platforms. To get all your loved songs downloaded from SoundCloud, you need a SoundCloud to Apple Music converter. Please download AudFree Audio Capture as the assistance.

With this program, you can easily record, convert and download music from SoundCloud without any limits. Then you will set and get SoundCloud songs in MP3, WAV, FLAC, WMA, AIFF, etc. and Apple Music-supported audio formats. Besides, you can edit ID3 tags and trim the recorded SoundCloud music files if you want. After that, you can get the local and common SoundCloud music files on your computer and you can move them to Apple Music for use.

AudFree Audio Capture

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  • Losslessly record and download SoundCloud music
  • Capture SoundCloud audio on both Mac and Windows computers
  • Convert SoundCloud music to WAV, MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Grab multiple songs and divide them independently

How to Record and Convert SoundCloud Music to Apple Music-compatible Audio Files

Here you need to download and install the Windows or Mac version of AudFree Audio Capture on your computer. Then open it and check the guide below to see how to record and download SoundCloud songs to Apple Music.

Step 1Launch AudFree Audio Capture to open SoundCloud
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After launching AudFree, tap the 'Select/Add an App' section to add SoundCloud or other music apps and browsers from your computer to it.
Step 2Customize SoundCloud audio quality for Apple Music
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On the main window of AudFree, click the "Format" icon on the bottom. You can choose the audio format as MP3 for SoundCloud and then choose the quality. Then hit on the 'settings' icon on each quality option and the format settings window will show up. Now, you can reset the preferences of SoundCloud audio. Just change the sample rate to 48000 Hz, and bit rate to 320 kbps. These sound settings are the best for Apple Music.
Step 3Start to capture and download SoundCloud songs
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Click on the SoundCloud app option on AudFree and click 'Start' to open the interface of SoundCloud. Then find the track that you would like to sync to Apple Music and start to play it. AudFree will begin running at the same time. The current playing songs will show on AudFree. When the song is ready to end, please click the "Stop" button on AudFree to stop the real-time recording. You can find the recorded music by clicking the "History" option on the left side.
Step 4Edit recorded SoundCloud audio files
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At last, you can click on the 'edit ID3 tags' or 'trim' option to customize ID3 tags or trim SoundCloud music files according to your needs. Then click 'Apply' > 'Save' to keep SoundCloud music to local audio files on your computer for moving to Apple Music app.

How to Put SoundCloud Songs on Apple Music via iTunes or Apple Music App

Step 1. Open iTunes on Windows or Apple Music app on Mac.

Step 2. Click on 'File' > 'Add File to Library' on the program.

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Step 3. Locate and browse the recorded SoundCloud music files on your computer. Then pick up the file you want and hit 'Open'.

Step 4. Later, SoundCloud music tracks will be imported into your iTunes or Apple Music app.

Part 3. How to Transfer Apple Music to SoundCloud or SoundCloud to Apple Music Free

The tools above require you to download music files as local files before transferring and you need to download the program to make it. If you just want to transfer music from SoundCloud to Apple Music or versus and don't want to install extra apps, then check this part.

There are online tools like Soundiiz, FreeYourMusic, TuneMyMusic and so on to help you. Here we will take Soundiiz as an example to show you how to transfer music between music services for free online.

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Step 1. Open the web browser on your device and head to Soundiiz official website.

Step 2. Tap on the 'Start for free' button on the screen and then log in to your Soundiiz account or sign up for a new account.

Step 3. Hit on the 'Transfer' option from the left side. Then choose the Source of your music and the destination like SoundCloud or Apple Music. Besides, you need to allow Soundiiz to access your music account's data.

Step 4. Touch the 'Start' button and pick up the music you like to transfer.

Step 5. Click on 'Confirm my selection' > 'Save configuration' > 'Confirm' > 'Begin the Transfer'.

After that, you will finish transferring music tracks between Apple Music and SoundCloud free online.

Part 4. In Conclusion

In a word, from this post, you know how to transfer SoundCloud to Apple Music and transfer Apple Music to SoundCloud via two professional tools. With AudFree Apple Music Converter, you can convert and save Apple Music songs on PC as local files for moving to SoundCloud. With AudFree Audio Capture, you can record and download music from SoundCloud to Apple Music with ease. Besides, you can use Soundiiz to sync music between these two services online for free. Just choose the way you like to transfer and enjoy the music you want.

James Blair

James Blair

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James Blair is an experienced writer and music lover. Reviews and tips on using popular music, like Apple Music, can be found in his articles.

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