Backup music from Apple Music

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Pheno Zarky, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Pheno Zarky macrumors newbie

    Pheno Zarky

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    Is there a way to backup all my music that I have in apple music or at least have a TXT file so I know the songs I have in case something bad happen and I lose all my songs ? I'm paranoid because now all the music that I have is at the same place in Apple Music.
     
  2. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    u can Make available offline, but that don't back it up..... it'll just make be offline so u can play without an internet connection, but u still need one to verify your apple music subscription..

    I do have my a my own trick which works 100% though... the idea is it shares your xml library with other apps, and get it at that way... The only thing is yes, u do need to make offline first, but once that is done, the rest is easy. "legacy xml sharing" I wouldn't say its illegal in any way.
     
  3. snic2030 macrumors newbie

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    I've got my own little solution - but it may take a little time at first.

    Your first step is to make all the music added to My Music from Apple Music available offline.

    Once you've done this - I just make a hard copy of the song files hidden in Finder. I'm a paying subscriber but I cringe at the thought of re-downloading all the music I've already made available offline.

    Once all music is made available offline follow the bellow path:
    [USER] HD > Users > [USER] > Library* > Caches > com.apple.itunes > SubscriptionPlayCache > [FOLDER WITH LETTERS + NUMBERS "000000000003X4XX34X"

    *This is hidden as a default. If you can't see it, right-click > Show View Options and select show library

    Once there, you'll see the temporarily downloaded music files. Once I accessed this folder it made a file appear in a different location with all the downloaded music files. Below is the file path of the different location with the music files:

    [USER] > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Apple Music - VOILA!

    I don't know why, but that folder was not visible until I visited the folder with the caches...

    I basically then made a copy of the files onto my backup drive. If **** hits the fans, I'll just copy them back in the appropriate folders so iTunes doesn't have to re-download the files.

    I imagine you'd need a current Apple Music subscription for them to work though.

    Let me know if any of the above doesn't make sense, haha.

    *OS X 10.10.5
     
  4. jordanneo macrumors member

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    If you just want a list of all the songs from Apple Music, make a Smart Playlist with all the Apple Music tunes, then select all and paste into Excel or Notepad. That will give you a list. In Excel it would be sortable...

    J
     
  5. Pheno Zarky thread starter macrumors newbie

    Pheno Zarky

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    thanks !
     

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