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How to Keep Tidal Music Forever

“I'm planning to discontinue my Tidal subscription next month, but I don't want to lose the downloaded Tidal songs. How can I keep them forever?”

Tidal is one of the most popular music streaming services around the world, the most typical feature of which is to listen to music by subscription. It offers a large music library with over 80 million songs. You can stream ad-free Tidal music and download music from Tidal for offline listening at a small fee. There are two pricing tiers for an individual to subscribe to Tidal. You can sign up as a Premium user at $9.99/month or a HiFi subscriber at $19.99/month.

The main difference between the two plans is the audio quality. Premium users are offered with standard sound quality (320Kbps), while HiFi subscribers can access lossless High Fidelity sound quality (1411 Kbps), Master Quality audio (up to 9216 Kbps), and immersive audio – 360 Reality Audio, Dolby Atmos Music.

keep tidal music forever

However, no matter you are a Tidal Premium or HiFi subscriber, you don’t own the songs. You need to continue paying the subscription to access the music. Once you discontinue the service, you’ll lose access to them all, including the previously downloaded Tidal music for offline playback.

The songs downloaded from the Tidal app are not saved as ordinary files to your computer. Instead, they are cache files in an encrypted format that can only be played within the Tidal app. Therefore, once your subscription expires, you’ll lose the previously downloaded songs as well.

How can you keep Tidal music forever? The key to the problem is to save Tidal music as audio files in a common format like MP3. In this article, we are going to show you an easy way to download and keep Tidal music forever. What you need is Tidal Music Converter. You can use it to save Tidal music as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC files to your local computer in 5 simple steps.

Tool Required - Tidal Music Converter

Tidal Music Converter is available on both Windows and Mac operating systems. It’s fully compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 and macOS 10.11 - 12 Monterey. The basic function of it is to convert Tidal music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC. It adopts a leading technology to losslessly record Tidal music without noise or background sound. Besides, it keeps ID3 tags to enable users to better sort out the downloaded Tidal tracks.

Key Features of Tidal Music Converter:
  • Download Tidal music to computer.
  • Convert Tidal tracks to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC format.
  • Keep original audio quality and retain ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Fully support Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 & macOS 10.11 – 12.
  • Free updates & technical support.
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How to Use Tidal Music Converter to Keep Tidal Songs Forever

Tidal Music Converter is a pretty simple program. It requires no need to install any extra app. What you need to do is to import Tidal songs and then output them as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC files. Next we are going to show you how to use Tidal Music Converter to download music from Tidal for safekeeping step by step.

Step 1: Open Tidal Music Converter

Launch Tidal Music Converter and log in to your Tidal account.

log in to your tidal account

Step 2: Customize Output Settings

Click the "Settings" icon in the upper right corner. Here you can choose the output format (MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF or ALAC) and specify the output path. In addition, you can organize the output files by Artist, Album, Artist/Album, or Album/Artist.


Step 3: Import Tidal Music to Tidal Music Converter

Open a playlist, artist or album, then click on the "Add" button and select & confirm the songs that you'd like to keep forever.

add tidal music

Step 4: Export Tidal Music to Computer

Click the "Convert" button and it'll immediately start exporting the selected Tidal songs to the computer.

export tidal music to the computer

Step 5: Find the Tidal Downloads on the Local Drive

Once the conversion is done, you can click the "History" icon to find the well-downloaded Tidal music.

find the downloaded tidal songs

Now that you've got Tidal music downloaded to your local computer. You can keep the Tidal downloads forever.


Tidal is a subscription-based music streaming service. You need to continuously pay the service to access its music library. You can download music from Tidal for offline streaming but you don’t own the songs, as the downloaded Tidal tracks are encrypted audio files limited to be played within the Tidal app.

The easiest way to keep Tidal music forever is to convert Tidal music into a more popular format like MP3. Tidal Music Converter is a tool specially designed to save Tidal music as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC files. You can use it to download and keep Tidal songs forever in 5 simple steps.

The Tidal tool is shareware. It enables users to convert the first three minutes of each audio and convert 3 music files at a time for sample testing. You can download the program for free to check whether it meets your need and then decide whether you’d like to get it or not.