How do I transfer playlists from an account to another?

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How do I transfer playlists from an account to another?

CarlosM1998
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When I deactivated my Facebook account, I logged back into my Spotify account and it reactivated my account. So I made a new account.. How do I transfer my playlists from my old account to my new one? I tried "sharing" but that only works with friends on Facebook..

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Peter__
Community Legend

Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

The easiest way is to sign into your old account, drag and drop your playlists from inside the Spotify client on the Windows desktop, log out, sign in with your new account and drag the playlists back from the desktop into the client. 

 

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BobF
Newbie

A little extra info: I faced this problem when splitting our family account. 

The new account was able to follow the playlist but the new account holder didn't own it so they weren't able to edit it.

The solution I found is awkward but it may be the only way.

I had the new account follow the playlists from the original account. I then created a new playlist in the new account with the same name.

Then you <shift> select every track in the followed playlist, add them to the resident playlist and unfollow the other.

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aartek
Visitor

You can try the tool I've created. It is available on my blog: http://aknowakowski.blogspot.com/p/trikatuka.html (English instruction at the bottom of post)

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scott3739
Newbie

BobF wrote:

A little extra info: I faced this problem when splitting our family account. 

The new account was able to follow the playlist but the new account holder didn't own it so they weren't able to edit it.

The solution I found is awkward but it may be the only way.

I had the new account follow the playlists from the original account. I then created a new playlist in the new account with the same name.

Then you <shift> select every track in the followed playlist, add them to the resident playlist and unfollow the other.

 

 

 

thank you bobf absouletly the easisest way to do it.... select a song in the playlist you want to transfer from hit CTRL A it'll select all the songs in that playlist then drag em to the appropriate playlist..... now i just wish spotify would let us permanently close accounts and completely unlink them from facebook

 

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123jameslee
Regular

Here's the suggestion for you, Try Musconv (www.musconv.com). One of the best app to transfer your playlist from one music service to another. Just export from your Spotify account and Import to any of your music service by choosing the destination.

goldgeoassoc
Casual Listener
Thanks 123jameslee,

i will take a look,

Cheers

Sambenedito
Newbie

Hi. 

I would like to transfer my playlist from the account samjrbenedito@gmail.com to the account samuel.benedito@gmail.com.

thanks 

aaronjamesellis
Newbie

(All you need to do) make a new account, log in, make a new playlist, go to your old one on old account, do Ctrl+a on the songs then Ctrl+c to copy and paste (Ctrl+v) into new playlist and bang answers solved

yivs99
Casual Listener

Hi guys, 

I've read the tips for this problem in this thread as well as others, and wanted to share the EASIEST, LEAST HASSLE method. I just went to https://support.spotify.com/us/contact-spotify-support/?contact

and went to Technical support, and sent them an email, with my request. I received a reply very quickly, and within a couple of hours, all of my playlists and folders were transferred over. My old account wasn't closed (they only close it if you ask them to), and the folders were MOVED, rather than copied. Correspondence from Spotify below. Excellent customer services. Why waste time doing it yourself manually?

 

Hi there,

Thanks for confirming your new username xxxx. We'd be more than happy to update your account , don't worry.

Yes, we can help you move your playlists, account/playlist followers, and songs in Your Music to your preferred a account. We just need you to verify you’re the account holder for the new account.

(You can just pick one, no need to send them all)

  • Order ID (you’ll find this on your Spotify receipts, available on your account page)
  • The earliest Spotify payment receipt you have available (you can find this on your account page)
  • A screenshot of a Spotify payment on your bank statement

We'll be waiting for your reply so we can go ahead and get this done for you. Let us know if you have any questions.

Take care,

Laarny

Spotify Customer Support

 

MatthewFinch197
Casual Listener

If I can just add to this, I took the advice and opened a chat window with the Spotify guy and he was SUPER helpful in sorting out my playlist transfer. I even moved countries and have a new payment method and he also recreated all my archived playlists so I didnt lose anything. It took a while since I had quite a few but everything is now working perfectly. Totally perfect and brilliant customer service!

phjalmarsson
Music Fan

Totally perfect and brilliant customer service!

Or not. my wife was promised transfer of playlists and lockdown of old account so as to avoid confusion. Of course that never happened, so she has continued to edit her non-Pro account which means that all her playlists in the Pro account is now useless. 😞

 

Effing BAD customer service in this case.

 

In the end I did it the manual way for her:

  1. Log in to web interface (play.spotify.com) with old account.
  2. Log in to Windows player with new account.
  3. In web interface:
    1. Rename playlist xxx to xxx_old (just to avoid confusion).
    2. Right-click and Copy link
  4. In windows player:
    1. Paste link in search box and press Enter. You get taken to the playlist.
    2. Click on first song.
    3. Shift-click on last song. (Ctrl-A did not work for me although it seems to have for others)
    4. Right-click on last song and choose to add to new playlist
    5. Rename the new playlist
  5. Repeat section 3-4 for all playlists

It might take some time (especially with many playlists), but you have control yourself. And you don't need to rely on some lying/lazy/forgetful suppert person.

goldgeoassoc
Casual Listener

Does this apply to Family sub-accounts also? I have a large playlist for my son that I want to transfer to his sub account and then remove from mine. Has anyone tried this?

Cheers

ericdejo
Newbie

Probably the solution I've found was introduced by Spotify after the solutions mentioned here in 2014. Make use of the "Spotify-URL".

 

Firstly, I logon into the account with the playlist I want to. Open the playlist and select (...) copy Spotify-URL. Secondly, logoff and logon into the target account. Create an empty playlist. Then paste the Spotify-URL into the search bar and 'voila' the playlist is shown. Select all tracks (control+A) and drag them into your new playlist.

zulanawi
Newbie

Hi there, 

 

I found a simple solution. Just go to Spotmybackup
1) Login to your current account, then you can export the playlist. Save the exported file. 

2) Export the playlist. Save the exported file. 

3) Open different browser (or Incognito/private browser)

4) Login to your new spotify account 

5) Import the playlist file. 

6) Done 🙂 

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scott3739
Newbie

BobF wrote:

A little extra info: I faced this problem when splitting our family account. 

The new account was able to follow the playlist but the new account holder didn't own it so they weren't able to edit it.

The solution I found is awkward but it may be the only way.

I had the new account follow the playlists from the original account. I then created a new playlist in the new account with the same name.

Then you <shift> select every track in the followed playlist, add them to the resident playlist and unfollow the other.

 

 

 

thank you bobf absouletly the easisest way to do it.... select a song in the playlist you want to transfer from hit CTRL A it'll select all the songs in that playlist then drag em to the appropriate playlist..... now i just wish spotify would let us permanently close accounts and completely unlink them from facebook

 

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ggray
Newbie

You can view your playlists on the computer? I am only able to view them on the phone, how can I Ctrl A?

R0nald
Newbie

Here is a way to copy a playlist from another person/account to your own. No following a playlist but copy it in one action to your OWN playlist with exactly the same name.

 

-on the desktop app search for the user you want to copy the playlist from (a different person or your other spotify accuont)

-on the overview page of this person go to 'See All' on the right side of the 'Public Playlist'. Nw you will see an overview of all his/her playlists.

-Click and hold on the playlist title/name you want to copy to your playlists.

-Drag it to the bottom left of your screen and drop it on the circle with a plus sign in it with the text ' New Playlist'.

This will create a playlist on your account with the same name and content as the source one.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Regards,

 

R0nald.

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pgainullin
Casual Listener

thanks! this should be the accepted solution

goldgeoassoc
Casual Listener

Thanks Ronald, I will give this one a try. Far easier than having to download all again under other Family account member.
Cheers

Aliisasd
Newbie
Hey, with Spotify Family, I tried to use the "Collaborative" button in the original account, but the playlists never showed up in my new account. Can this be a problem with the android app? I tried to use the button again but it only had the option to remove the collaborative use.

phjalmarsson
Music Fan

You need to follow the playlist from the new account as well. "Collaborative" just makes it possible for anyone in the entire world to edit it (please correct me if I'm wrong), it does not make the playlist show up in the list of playlists for all users in the entire world. Search for the playlist name and then follow it to make it show up.


@Aliisasd wrote:
Hey, with Spotify Family, I tried to use the "Collaborative" button in the original account, but the playlists never showed up in my new account. Can this be a problem with the android app? I tried to use the button again but it only had the option to remove the collaborative use.

 

Dannylindsey94
Newbie
How do you do this on a Mac?
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