Spotify is not just an excellent platform to showcase your music and talent but can also help you earn a good amount of money. This article takes you through on how to upload music to Spotify.

Once you are aware of the process you can add tracks to your own music library on Spotify which are not already available on this streaming service.

Before I delve into the details, I must mention here that Spotify boasts of a massive catalog of more than 80 million tracks on its platform and yet it does not look like its able to offer every song ever recorded. Even though it does have a massive collection of music and songs, you are likely to experience certain omissions which may include some remixes, live performances, and even some tunes that are quite well-known.

How To Upload Music to Spotify

You can upload music to your Spotify account both from your desktop as well as from your mobile phone. Let’s into the nitty gritty.

How To Upload Music To Spotify From a Desktop 

Here are the steps that you need to take:

  1. First of all, you need to open the Spotify desktop app on your Windows PC or Mac and sign into your account.
  2. Once you are in the app, you need to click on the drop-down Menu button and choose Settings.
  3. On the Settings Screen, scroll down to the Local Files Section and select the Show Local Files slider
  4. Now, what you need to do is select Show Songs from Downloads or Music Library. You can select both too. (It’s important to note that audio files in these folders must be in MP3 format otherwise they won’t show up in Spotify)
  5. If however, you want to import audio files from another folder, you need to select Add a source.
  6. As you do so, a pop-up window will appear and you need to select the folder that you want to add to Spotify. Now, click OK.
  7. Now, you need to select Your Library from the left-hand menu and then go to Local Files Folder so that you can choose a track from your local computer to be uploaded to the Spotify desktop app. And you are done!

How To Upload Music To Spotify From Your Mobile Device

If you have subscribed to Spotify Premium, you can actually listen to songs locally stored on your computer through the Spotify app on your mobile device which could be a cell phone or tablet. It’s worth mentioning here that it works on both Android as well as iOS devices. However, you are first required to compile the tracks into a playlist.

Let’s check out how to do it:

  1. First and foremost, you need to select Create Playlist from the left-hand menu on the Spotify desktop app. As you do so, it is important that you give the playlist a unique name as well. Make sure it is easy to remember.
  2. Now, you need to go to Your Library and select Local Files Folder. After this, all you need to do is drag and drop tracks from it into your new playlist.
  3. Now, you need to open the Spotify app either on your phone or tablet. As you do so, make sure that your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer. As far as iPhone and iPad users are concerned, they should tap Home and then press the Settings gear icon and choose Local Files. Once there, switch on the option “Local audio files”. Moreover, all Spotify to find devices on your network when prompted.
  4. Now you should see your new playlist appear in the Playlist section of Your Library. As you open the playlist, you will find that all your songs appear grayed out. In order to import them from your system to the Spotify mobile app, you need to tap the Download button which appears right below the title of the playlist.
  5. Once the download is complete, you should be able to play the tracks in locally stored music either on your phone or tablet.
  6. If you want to listen to the imported songs without an internet connection, what you need to do is tap Home then the Settings gear icon and switch on “Offline mode”.


Spotify is an excellent platform to listen to and enjoy your favorite tracks and songs. Through the above-mentioned steps, you should be able to upload tracks from your desktop or mobile device to the Spotify app easily.