spotify-vs-google-music

I discovered a comment on a website by Scott Walstead (Web Developer), he has developed a Spotify to YouTube playlist called Playlistbuddy.com and this is where my solution to the problem came about.
FYI: I used both Windows 10 (for Excel) and OSX (for terminal) to do this task. One still needs to run a few scripts in Terminal, but my solution definitely works as I have successfully imported a massive playlist to Google Play Music.

  1. Log into Playlistbuddy.com with your Spotify account. This pulls in your Spotify playlists into the webpage.
  2. Select a playlist and using the mouse highlight every row of the playlist and copy.
    playlistbuddy
  3. Paste the list into a spreadsheet and remove any unwanted columns.
  4. Insert a column between Song and Artist and between Artist and Album. Add a backslash “\” into both blank columns.
  5. Use the =CONCATENATE formula (=concatenate(A1,B1, C1, D1, E1) to join the five rows together, repeat the steps for the rest of the rows. Save the file as Spotify.txt file. The results look like this.
    text format
  6. Download and extract Gmusic-Playlist from the Soulfx/gmusic-playlist website.
  7. After running into some difficulty with the command line, I discovered I needed to install some extra modules, so via terminal update python by running the following command: python -m pip install gmusicapi
    extra python module needed
  8. In the gmusic-playlist-maker folder edit the preferences.py and add in your gmail email address at he top. Save the file.
  9. Copy the text file from step 5 into the gmusic-playlist-maker folder and then run this command: python ImportList.py Spotify.txt
  10. You will be prompted for your gmail password and then you should see a lot of searching text taking place.
  11. Finally when it is done there will be a summary telling you how many of your songs were imported into Google Music. I had 151 of 164 songs imported which is excellent.
    importsuccessful
  12. Finally check out Google Play Music playlist versus Spotify playlist. Success! 🙂
    Google Play Music - success
    Spotify export success
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Mike

Mike is an android man, researcher of all things good and bad, likes all wheeled sports, loves gadgets, enjoys all music, into home automation, likes samsung, voted brexit, enjoys talk radio, has a brompton bike, is a hard worker, a passionate self-educator, crazy about drones, a gambler, blogger for over 15 years, enjoys gardening, microsoft over apple, investor in stocks and cryptocurrency, a homeowner, a futurist, married for life, has family all over the world, a cat man do, loves beer, travel & life.

4 Responses

  1. blank landenrr says:

    This is very useful.
    you can import music from spotify to google music / apple music / etc or vice versa ).
    try MusConv.com tool. This is a great help for anyone. I’ve used this already!

  2. It’s not as FREE as my solution.

  3. blank Bangelica says:

    try using the musconv tool for importing your music – bangelica
    Just follow these Steps to using the tool:
    1. First Select the source
    2. Select the playlists
    3. Select the destination
    4. Click and Go to transfer.

  4. blank Faiza Farha says:

    you can import music from spotify to google music / apple music / etc or vice versa ).
    try musconv.com tool. This is a great help for anyone.

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