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Export Apple Music playlist to CSV

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    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on exporting your Apple Music playlists to CSV. In the age of digital music, having a reliable backup and the ability to seamlessly transfer your curated playlists across different platforms is invaluable. Exporting to a CSV file not only secures your music library against loss but also opens up new possibilities for music analysis and enjoyment, especially when loaded into a spreadsheet for detailed insights. On this page, we'll explore the essence of Apple Music playlists, the straightforward process of exporting them to a CSV file, various use cases for such exports, an alternative method for Apple Music playlist exports using Sourcetable, and we will address common questions about the procedure to ensure a smooth experience in managing your digital music collection.

    What is an Apple Music Playlist?

    An Apple Music playlist is a type of data collection that represents a user-curated assortment of songs. These playlists are designed to cater to various themes, activities, moods, or music genres. Users of Apple Music have the flexibility to create standard playlists manually or utilize Smart Playlists, which automatically organize songs based on criteria specified by the user. As songs matching these criteria are added to their music library, Smart Playlists are dynamically updated to reflect these changes.

    Apple Music also features Genius Shuffle and Genius Playlists, which are intelligent services that create song mixes based on user listening habits and library content. With the 'Sync Library' feature enabled, any amendments made to a playlist are synchronized across all devices associated with a user's Apple Music account. Additionally, Apple Music provides pre-made playlists, such as Favorite Songs and Replay playlists, enhancing the user experience by offering personalized music recommendations.

    How to Export Apple Music Playlist to a CSV File

    Using TuneMyMusic

    To export your Apple Music playlist to a CSV file using TuneMyMusic, first, link your Apple Music account and authorize TuneMyMusic to access it. Once authorized, you can start the export process to transfer your favorite songs, artists, albums, and curated playlists to your Export to file account. TuneMyMusic allows you to export the playlists not only to CSV but also to TXT format, providing a convenient way to backup and share your music lists.

    Using Soundiiz

    Another method to export your Apple Music playlists is by using Soundiiz, which supports exporting to an EXCEL CSV file. This can be an ideal solution for backing up your tracklists, which in turn facilitates sharing them with others. By exporting your playlists to a CSV file, you maintain a copy of the playlist information without the actual songs or videos, ensuring you have a record of your music collection.

    Apple Music Playlist Export Tutorial

    While not directly related to exporting to CSV, it’s worth noting that Apple Music itself allows you to export playlists. This is done by saving the playlist in an XML format, which includes information about the songs or videos in the playlist. However, to convert this to a CSV format, you would need to use one of the aforementioned services or another suitable tool that can parse XML and save it as CSV.

    Sourcetable Integration

    Import Apple Music Playlists Directly into Sourcetable

    Instead of the traditional method of exporting Apple Music playlists to a CSV file and then importing them into a spreadsheet program, Sourcetable offers a seamless alternative. With Sourcetable, you can sync your live data from a wide range of applications, including Apple Music. This means you can easily import your Apple Music playlists directly into Sourcetable's versatile spreadsheet interface without the extra steps of exporting and importing through CSV.

    The benefits of utilizing Sourcetable for this task are numerous. It streamlines the process, saving time and reducing the risk of errors that can occur during data transfer. Sourcetable's ability to automate data pulling from multiple sources simplifies the management of your playlists. Furthermore, it enhances your business intelligence by allowing you to query and analyze your music data within a familiar and powerful spreadsheet environment, making it an excellent tool for automation and comprehensive data analysis.

    Common Use Cases

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      Use case 1: To create a backup of a playlist that can be stored separately from the Apple Music application.
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      Use case 2: To import a playlist into another music service or application that supports CSV files.
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      Use case 3: To share a playlist with a friend who can then import it into their own Apple Music account on a different computer.
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      Use case 4: For analyzing or organizing a playlist’s tracks using spreadsheet software.
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      Use case 5: To print out a physical copy of a playlist for reference or archival purposes.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I export my Apple Music playlist to a CSV file?

    Yes, you can use TuneMyMusic or Soundiiz to export your Apple Music playlist to a CSV file.

    Does exporting my Apple Music playlist using the Music app's export function save the actual songs?

    No, exporting a playlist does not export the actual songs; it only includes songs and music videos that are already in your music library.

    How do I export playlists from Soundiiz?

    To export playlists from Soundiiz, use the platform to transfer your playlists and select the EXCEL CSV format when exporting.

    What can I do with a CSV or TXT file of my Apple Music playlist?

    You can back up your playlist, upload it to any music platform, or use it to transfer your music information to another computer or app.

    What is the recommended format when exporting a playlist from the Music app?

    XML is the recommended format to use when exporting a playlist from the Music app.


    Exporting your Apple Music playlists, whether to save a copy, to import to a different computer, or to share with other music platforms, is convenient and versatile. With services like TuneMyMusic and Soundiiz, you can seamlessly export not just playlists, but also albums, artists, and tracks to CSV or TXT files, and then upload them to any music platform of your choice. While Apple Music itself allows exporting playlist information in XML format, if you’re looking to work directly with spreadsheet data, consider using Sourcetable. Sourcetable offers a streamlined solution to import your playlist data directly into a spreadsheet, enhancing your music management and organization capabilities. Sign up for Sourcetable today to get started and take your music library management to the next level.

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