How to Add Songs from Windows PC to iCloud Music Library

Mar 19, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Do you want to add some songs that are locally stored on your Windows PC to your desktop iCloud Music Library? This could be music that you downloaded from the internet or just any other song you have that’s not available on Apple Music. You can get this done using iTunes.

Apple Music boasts over 70 million songs in its catalog, but even then, you would occasionally run into instances where you’re unable to find a song that you recently listened to somewhere else. Whether it’s not available due to a region lock or any other reason, you’d either need to resort to other platforms for streaming it or purchase the song and download it to your computer. If you took the latter route, you can import the song to iTunes and make it accessible on all your Apple devices with iCloud Music Library.

Are you keen on learning what you need to do? We got you covered. Here, we’ll be discussing exactly how to add songs from a PC to your iCloud Music Library.

How to Add Songs from PC to iCloud Music Library

Before you get started, it’s important to keep in mind that iCloud Music Library is a feature that’s available only for users who’re subscribed to Apple Music or iTunes Match. So, without further ado, let’s check out the steps:

  1. Open iTunes for Windows, and click on the “File” option from the menu bar located below the playback controls as shown below.

    How to Add Songs from PC to iCloud Music Library
  2. Now, choose “Add File to Library” to proceed.

    How to Add Songs from PC to iCloud Music Library
  3. This will launch the File Explorer on your computer. Browse and select the song file using explorer and click on “Open” to import the song into iTunes.

    How to Add Songs from PC to iCloud Music Library
  4. Now, if you look for the song in your library, you’ll find a dotted cloud icon next to the song name. This indicates that the song isn’t in your iCloud Music Library yet. To fix this, click on the triple-dot icon next to it.

    How to Add Songs from PC to iCloud Music Library
  5. You’ll get access to more options. Click on “Add to iCloud Music Library” and wait for a few seconds for the song to upload to iCloud.

    How to Add Songs from PC to iCloud Music Library

That’s it. Once complete, you will no longer see the cloud icon next to the song’s name.

You can repeat the above steps to add other songs to your iCloud Music Library too. Once uploaded, you can remove the local song file that’s stored on your computer. The uploaded song will also be immediately available on all your Apple devices for streaming.

Even if you don’t manually add the song to your iCloud Music Library, every song that you import into iTunes will eventually end up on your iCloud Music Library as long as you have the feature enabled. But, if you don’t want to wait several minutes for iCloud to automatically sync your music library, this is definitely the way to go.

If you ever change your mind and decide to remove a song from your iCloud Music Library, all you need to do is click on the triple-dot icon next to the song and choose the Delete from Library option located at the bottom of the context menu.

Did you add your favorite non-Apple Music songs that you purchased elsewhere to your iCloud Music Library? Did you face any issues during this process? How many non-Apple Music songs do you have in your iTunes library? Share your experiences and voice your opinions on iCloud Music Library in the comments section down below.


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Posted by: Hamlin Rozario in iTunes, Tips & Tricks

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