How to Add Songs to iCloud Music Library

“I am entirely new to iCloud and was struggling to add some songs to the iCloud music library without success. I tried different methods I read online but still could not add any music. But, I think the problem could be with my device. Not sure though.”

The problem shown above is not uncommon to iPhone users who want to add music to iCloud music library. In this piece, we will look at easy ways to add songs – whether free or purchased songs - to iCloud music library on your iPhone or computer.

Part 1: How to Add Songs to iCloud Music Library on iPhone

iPhone/iPad users can easily add songs to iCloud music library by taking the following steps.

  1. First, go to the Music app and choose the song to be added.
  2. Click on the 3 dots button in the front of the music.
  3. Then, click on Add to My Music.

Part 2: How to Add Songs to iCloud Music Library on PC

The selected music will now be added to iCloud music library and will be available for instant play. However, if you intend to add songs to iCloud music library using your PC/Mac, follow the steps below.

  1. First, go to iTunes and choose the song to be added.
  2. Click on the 3 dots button in the front of the music.
  3. Then, click on Add to My Music.

Part 3: How to Save iCloud Music for Offline Play

Using any of Apple’s devices, you can add any song you want to iCloud music library. But, what if you want to play your music offline, is that possible? Yes! Just follow the next steps to save your music and play it anytime offline.

On iPhone/iPad

  1. Open Music app on your iPhone
  2. Choose a song you prefer.
  3. Tap 3 dots at the right side.
  4. Click Make Available Offline.
  5. You are done and can play offline from that moment.

On Mac

  1. Go to iTunes on your device.
  2. Click on My Music tab.
  3. Tap on the view type drop down and choose the Show Columns.
  4. Tap the iCloud Download option.
  5. Locate the cloud icon with a downward arrow and click to start downloading the track.
  6. You are done and can play offline from that moment.

Note: Restriction to add songs to iCloud music library

When trying to add music to iCloud music library from your iPhone or Mac, there could be some restriction issues. You should know that before adding songs, check to see if they are encoded in the formats of WAV, ALAC, or AIFF. All of these are usually transcoded to a separate temporary AAC 256 Kbps file locally, but the original files will remain unchanged.

When uploading, ensure that your iTunes iCloud Music Library is enabled so that no tracks will be lost between your PC and mobile devices.

Part 4: A Perfect Alternative to Manage iPhone Music

iMyFone TunesMate is a third-party software that helps you to manage and organize your iPhone music quickly and efficiently. It can automatically add songs from your PC or iTunes to your iDevice, and can export back to PC/iTunes. If you need to bulk delete music, use TunesMate for this as well.:

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  • TunesMate enables you to transfer all your songs from the unlimited iTunes library or unlimited iDevice. This helps enrich your music experience.
  • TunesMate allows you to transfer iTunes library to iPhone without a password.
  • If your iTunes library is damaged for whatever reason, use TunesMate to rebuild it without opening iTunes.
  • Whether your songs are paid or free, they can all be transferred to the desired location using TunesMate.
  • The software also gives you the opportunity to preview music, then selectively sync them as you wish.

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How to use TunesMate to to add songs to iCloud music library on iPhone/PC

  1. Run the software and connect your iDevice to PC.
  2. Choose “Music” mode. To add songs to iPhone, click “Add>Add File/Add Folder”.
  3. Choose your favorite songs to add.
  4. Or if you want to add songs to PC, then click on “Export>Export to PC/Export to iTunes”.
  5. Select the songs to transfer and it’s done.

Conclusion

To add songs to iCloud music library allows you to take maximum advantage of your iPhone music. However, it can sometimes be challenging adding the music to iCloud music library. This piece provides you the solutions. To avoid restrictions of iTunes music, TunesMate is an easy-to-use alternative to manage your music between your iPhone/iPad and PC/Mac.