In a world where music is the soundtrack to life, YouTube Music offers a symphony of possibilities. Whether you’re a seasoned collector of tunes or a casual listener, the ability to save your personal music collection on the platform can be a game-changer. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of uploading your favorite songs and albums to your YouTube Music library, ensuring your cherished tunes are always within reach.
How to Upload Your Music: Two Simple Methods
For those navigating the musical cosmos on a computer, there are two straightforward ways to upload your treasured melodies to YouTube Music. The first involves the intuitive act of dragging your files onto any surface on music.youtube.com. Alternatively, you can click your profile picture on music.youtube.com, then navigate to ‘Upload music.’ Supported file formats for these uploads include FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, and WMA.
As your music uploads, a progress bar will keep you informed, and a confirmation message will greet you once the process is complete. Patience is a virtue here, as it might take a bit of time for your uploaded songs to appear in your library.
Key Points to Remember: A Quick Checklist
- YouTube Music App Limitation: Unfortunately, music uploads cannot be completed using the YouTube Music mobile app.
- Upload Capacity: You have the freedom to upload up to 100,000 songs to your YouTube Music library, giving ample space for even the most extensive music collections.
- Brand Account Limitation: If you intend to upload music, ensure your channel is linked to a personal account, as uploads to brand accounts are not supported.
- Accessing Uploads: To view, manage, and search your uploads, head to the Library, then Songs or Albums, and finally, Uploads. Note that using the YouTube mobile version 3.51+ or newer is necessary to view uploads in the YouTube Music app.
- Playlists and Sharing: When sharing playlists containing your uploaded music, be aware that others won’t have direct access to your uploads, maintaining the exclusivity of your musical treasures.
Here’s a cleaner version of the instructions:
- Use a computer (PC or Mac).
- Open Google Chrome.
- Go to music.youtube.com.
- Click on your profile photo.
- Locate and click on “Upload music” in the menu that appears.
- Finder or Windows Explorer will open. Choose the track or tracks you want to upload and click “Open.”
That’s it! Your music will start uploading to YouTube Music, and once the upload is complete, it will undergo processing, which usually takes only a few seconds per song on average.
Exploring Your Uploads and Making the Most of YouTube Music
Your uploaded music won’t affect the recommendations in YouTube Music, ensuring your listening experience remains tailored to your taste. Only you have the privilege of playing the music you upload, granting a sense of personal ownership. Whether in the background, ad-free, or offline, you can enjoy your uploaded songs, even without a YouTube Music Premium subscription.
Premium members, however, gain additional perks like casting uploaded content and playing it through smart speakers or Sonos devices. Every YouTube Music user can curate playlists containing both uploaded and platform-native songs.
Remember, YouTube Music only supports audio files and their metadata, excluding video files, PDFs, and other content types. Duplicate uploads won’t clutter your library, as YouTube Music automatically removes redundant copies.
A Musical Transition
If the prospect of switching music streaming platforms lingers in your thoughts, consider the MusConv app. This ultra-simple tool facilitates the seamless transfer of your playlists from one service to another. Say goodbye to the hassle of rebuilding your music collection; MusConv keeps all your ringtones in one place. Don’t wait – make your musical journey more convenient by transferring your playlists effortlessly with MusConv.