How to Record Music from Spotify as MP3

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec. 04, 2018 18:11:21 PM.

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Spotify music, one of the largest streaming music services worldwide, offers easy access to unlimited songs for all users to enjoy online. It also provides offline downloading service to premium subscribers who paid $9.99 monthly fee. However, even those paid users can only download Spotify music on 3 devices within Spotify app. To break the limit and download Spotify music offline without premium, a smart Spotify music recorder that can download and record Spotify songs for offline listening is highly needed.

In this post, we are going to introduce two most popular ways to record music and playlist from Spotify to MP3s with lossless quality and ID3 tags kept.

Part 1. Losslessly Record Spotify Music with Spotify Music Recorder

To record music from Spotify to MP3, the most common way is to use some reliable Spotify recording software. If you are looking for a Spotify recorder that supports multi-track recording with lossless quality, then TunesKit Audio Capture could be your best assistance.

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It's fully compatible with Mac and Windows systems and can capture streaming Spotify tracks in MP3 and other formats, such as WAV, FLAC, AAC with original ID3 tags and music quality preserved. It's the most versatile Spotify music recorder that supports recording, editing, cutting, and merging recorded Spotify songs in a flexible way. In addition to a Spotify to MP3 recorder, it also records other streaming music, like Pandora, Apple Music, and more.

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Guide: How to Record Music from Spotify Losslessly

Firstly, you should download and install the free trial version of TunesKit Audio Capture on your Mac or PC. Then simply follow these steps to learn how to record and download Spotify music offline with no quality loss.

Step 1Launch TunesKit Spotify Music Recorder

choose output format

Open TunesKit Audio Capture, then you'll see the starting window with a list of media programs displayed. You can add Spotify client or other programs by clicking the "+" button. Since Spotify can be accessed via web browser as well as the desktop app, you should make sure the browsers or Spotify software was already added to the list before starting recording. Then simply click the "format" icon where you can set the output format like MP3, AAC, etc. as you like.

Step 2Start to play and record Spotify music

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Click the target browser or Spotify app from the starting window. Then go to your Spotify account and find any track you want to record. Start to play the tracks and you'll find the recordings appear in the main window of TunesKit. With Chrome or Safari browser, you can also play and record multiple Spotify songs simultaneously. The recorder will detect the tracks and divide them into independent songs intelligently.

Step 3Customize recorded Spotify tracks

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During the recording process, you can click the "edit" icon behind each track. There you can customize the recorded Spotify songs by removing the unwanted parts. And you can also edit the tags including title, artist, album, year, etc.

Step 4Save Spotify recordings

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To stop the recording, simply quit the browser or Spotify desktop app. Then the Cancel button will change to Save automatically. Click it and you'll be directed to the folder where downloaded Spotify songs are saved. You can click and play each audio track to preview the quality and delete those unwanted ones.

Part 2. Download Spotify Songs Offline with Spotify Music Downloader

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The downside of Spotify music recorder is that it only records the Spotify songs in real time. In other words, it will take a rather long time if you have a huge music collection to record from Spotify. If you prefer a faster Spotify recorder with better output music quality, you are suggested to switch to TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader instead, a top-rated Spotify music downloading solution exclusively developed to directly download and save Spotify songs as MP3 or other common formats with no loss of quality.

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Step 1Run TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader

add spotify music

Launch TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader on your computer. Then it will load Spotify client app automatically. Once loaded, you can browse Spotify music library and drag the tracks or playlists that you want to download offline. You are allowed to drag the single track and whole playlist directly to TunesKit. Or you can copy the links of the files to search box within TunesKit and click "+" button to load them.

Step 2Adjust output preferences

set output profile

Now go to top right menu bar and select Preferences option. Then you can set the output format of the Spotify music as MP3, AAC, or others. You are also allowed to customize the channel, sample rate, and bit rate of the songs.

Step 3Start downloading Spotify music as MP3

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When everything is set up, simply click Convert button at right corner. Then the program will begin to record and download Spotify at 5X faster speed. Once converted, you can find the well downloaded Spotify songs in lossless MP3 format by clicking "history" icon.

Conclusion & Suggestion

In order to make it clearer for you to get the differences between these two Spotify music recording tools, we made a comparison sheet as below for your reference.

  TunesKit Audio Capture TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader
Supported OS Mac & Windows Mac & Windows
Price $19.95 $39.95
Supported Input Audios Spotify music and any other sound on computer Spotify tracks, playlists, albums and artists
Supported Output Audios MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
Operation Speed Real time 5X faster
Technology Record Spotify music Download Spotify songs directly
Keep & Edit ID3 Tags Yes Yes
Adjust Parameters Yes Yes
Cut, Merge Audios Yes No

In general, both Spotify recorders are able to meet your requirements to download and record Spotify songs in lossless quality. The shortcoming of TunesKit Audio Capture is that it records Spotify music in 1:1 real time and there would be a little quality loss in recorded music. So if you care much about the recording speed and output quality, you'd better go for TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader which claims lossless output quality and 5X speedy downloading. However, if you want to record not only Spotify music, but also other streaming music like Apple Music, Pandora, etc., TunesKit Audio Capture will still be a better option for you.


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