How to Get YouTube Music Into Garageband? (Three Easy Steps)

Garageband is a fully-equipped music design workspace. It comes free with your Mac computer. While creating music on Garageband, you may want to use some beats in the background. The best place to search is YouTube. It has been the best source for music beats so far. However, YouTube does not allow downloading music for offline use or playing music tracks in the background without a paid membership. One way of reaping all these benefits is to transfer the music to Garageband from YouTube. But the question is how. Here you have a step-by-step guide.  

Step 1: Install TunePat YouTube Music Converter 

Install TunePat

Before you try to copy music from Youtube to Garageband, you must download and install TunePat YouTube Music Converter. This app helps develop backup copies of the music lists and transfer the converted songs to Garageband. 

The converter is easy to use and most suitable for YouTube song conversion. It offers various output formats such as FLAC, MP3, WAV, ALAC, and AAC. 

Step 2: Download the Music File on Your Computer 

TunePat Interface

First, click on the blue “Open YouTube Music Web Player” button in the TunePat YouTube Music Converter. Then sign in to your YouTube account as directed by the system. 

After signing in, open the “Settings” window and change the output parameters. They will include output format, bit rate, sample rate, output folder, etc. You can change these parameters as per your requirements. 

Now, open the songs you want to convert from YouTube. Then click the “Add to List” button, and the converter will automatically list all the songs on a pop-up window. Mark the targeted pieces with ticks one after the other and tap on “Convert Now.” Finally, wait for the app to convert the targeted songs. These converted songs must be saved as documents in the downloads folder. 

Step 3: Transfer the Converted Songs to Garageband

Add music file in Garageband

In this phase, you need to click on “Finder” from Mac Dock. Then, locate the converted file. Now open the Garageband app and drag and drop the music file from the download folder onto a new track. 

The process may seem a bit tedious initially, but once you get a hold of it, it will be a cakewalk. So, no more sulking over not finding good beats for the background track. With these tricks, you can download music files from YouTube and transfer them to the Garageband track.



Hello Readers! My name is Andy Cage, and I am the founder of I have completed my master's in music from Berklee College of music, Boston, and providing all music-related services professionally. I have been using Garageband Software for the last 7 years for all professional editing, so I thought to share my experience with music lovers through my blog. I love to discuss new things always about the music.

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