.MUSICDB File Extension

Apple Music Library

Developer Apple
2.0  |  1 Vote
Category Database Files
Format Binary

What is a MUSICDB file?

A MUSICDB file is a database used by Apple Music, a free audio player bundled with macOS. It contains information about songs stored in the Music library or library preferences or application settings for Music. MUSICDB files are packaged with the .MUSICLIBRARY file.

More Information

Apple Music is an audio player that replaced iTunes when Apple released macOS Catalina (version 10.15) in October 2019. The MUSICDB file is similar to the .ITDB database file used by iTunes to store song information.

You can find MUSICDB files in the "Music Library" macOS package) located in the following location:

/​Users/​username/​Music/​Music/​Music Library

macOS does not display the .musiclibrary file extension for the "Music Library" package. However, if you right-click the file and select Get Info, you can verify the .musiclibrary file extension in the "Name & Extension" field.

You can open a MUSICLIBRARY package to explore its contents by right-clicking the file and selecting Show Package Contents. Typical contents include the following files:

  • Application.musicdb
  • Extras.itdb
  • Genius.itdb
  • Library Preferences.musicdb
  • Library.musicdb
  • Preferences.plist

How to open a MUSICDB file

MUSICDB files are not meant to be opened. Instead, they store information referenced by Apple Music to organize and play music.

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Programs that open or reference MUSICDB files

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Updated October 14, 2021

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