How to Add Songs to Spotify?

You can listen to millions of songs online on Spotify, a platform that also streams podcasts. Additionally, users can download music from the platform, allowing them to listen to it offline. Not only this, but Spotify also allows users to add songs to the platform. Whether you are a seasoned Spotify user or just starting, understanding the different methods for adding songs can make it easier to curate your music. This article will examine various approaches for updating songs on Spotify.

What are the requirements for adding songs to Spotify?

Spotify users are required to fulfill certain requirements before they can upload songs to the service. They are given below:

  1. Your music files should be in MP3, M4A, or WAV files
  2. Your file size should not be grater than 100 MB.
  3. The minimum bitrate of your music should be 128 kbps for MP3 files and 256 kbps for M4A files.
  4. Your files should also have an ID3 tag with accurate information about the song, artist, title, and genre.
  5. Most importantly, you will need to create an account with a music distributor that Spotify approves.

How do you upload songs to Spotify on a Computer?

Just follow the simple steps to upload music to Spotify on your Computer.

  1. Get the desktop app for Spotify by visiting their website.
  2. Launch the desktop application for Spotify and log in to your account.
  3. Tap your profile icon in the top right corner.
  4. Now tap settings and scroll down to local files.
  5. Tap on Show Local Files.
  6. Select the folders containing the songs you wish to add to Spotify under “Show songs from.”
  7. Choose either Spotify default folders, such as “Downloads” or “Music Library,” or add a custom folder by clicking “Add a source.”
  8. Select the folder containing music files you want to add.
  9. Once you have added your music folder, you can access your local files through the “Your Library” section.
  10. Click on “Local files” to see your entire local music collection.
  11. To add local files to a selected playlist, simply drag and drop the songs from the local files section onto your chosen playlist.

That’s how you can add music to Spotify using your computer.

How to add Songs to Spotify on a Mobile phone?

You can add music to Spotify using an Android mobile phone.

  1. First, open Spotify on your mobile device.
  2. Select the menu icon (three lines) located in the upper left corner.
  3. Scroll down and tap “Settings.”
  4. Under “Local Files,” toggle the switch next to “Show audio files from this device.”
  5. Tap the back arrow and then tap “ Your Library.”
  6. Scroll down and select “Local Files.”
  7. Pick the songs you want to add to the playlist.

Why should you add music to Spotify?

There are numerous benefits to adding music to Spotify. Some of them are given below:

  1. It allows users to personalize their playlists. Spotify’s extensive library offers a vast array of music but may not always cater to your specific tastes and preferences.
  2. Similarly, Spotify’s focus on streaming music sometimes limits access to local music files stored on your device. Adding your local music to Spotify integrates your collection into the platform.
  3. Adding music to Spotify can also be a good idea to preserve your music collection. You may lose your local files on your device’s storage. But if you upload it on Spotify, you can easily access it anytime.


What is the maximum file size for music files that I can add to Spotify?

The maximum file size you can add to Spotify must be less than 100 MB.

Do I need to add ID3 tags to my music files before adding them to Spotify?

No, it is not necessary to add ID3 tags to my music files before uploading them to Spotify, but generally, it is recommended. ID3 tags provide information about the artists, song, title album, etc. This helps Spotify algorithms categorize your music and makes it easier to find.

Can I add artwork to my local music files that I add to Spotify?

Yes, you can add the artwork to your local music files, but it must be in the format that Spotify supports. It should be in JPEG, PNG, or GIF formats and have at least 300 x 300 dimensions.

Can I add music to Spotify that I don’t own or have the right to?

No, you can not add copyrighted music to Spotify. Spotify only allows users to add music that they have legally purchased or that is in the public domain.

Sum Up

Adding music to Spotify is an easy process that enhances your music experience. When you upload songs to Spotify, your music library is seamlessly integrated, which improves the playlist creation process and promotes musical discovery. You can use the different methods of uploading music to Spotify, as explained in the blog above.

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