How to Import Spotify Music to Final Cut Pro X

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan. 18, 2020 4:15 PM.

Final Cut Pro X, a revolutionary app for creating, editing, and producing the highest-quality video, combines high-performance digital editing and native support for virtually any video format with easy-to-use and time-saving features that let you focus on storytelling. Compared with Apple iMovie, it targets both consumers who want more power for their video-editing projects and professionals who create content for the professional videos.

However, the most important element in each video is the background music which can create a unique scene for the audience. One of the big names in the music streaming industry, Spotify boasts a library of 30 million songs and adds about 20,000 tracks to this library every day. It is easy for you to find a background music from Spotify for Final Cut Pro X. Here we’ll introduce how to get Spotify music and upload Spotify music to Final Cut Pro X.

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Part 1. Extract Music from Spotify to MP3
Part 2. Add Spotify Music to Final Cut Pro X

Part 1. How to Download Music from Spotify to MP3

As we all know, in order to limit the usage and alteration of copyrighted works from streaming music services, all music from those platforms including Spotify is saved in the virtual format even though you get them with your subscription account. So, it is not easy to listen to Spotify music without itself, let alone add music to Final Cut Pro X from Spotify. But with the help of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter.

Tool Need for Spotify Music to Final Cut Pro X

TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify, an efficient music converter and downloader for Spotify, can empower you to download any music tracks from Spotify and convert them to common audio formats with lossless audio quality. It is available for both free and premium users to get music from Spotify.

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Key Features of TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download music tracks, playlist, album, artist from Spotify for free
  • Convert DRM-protected Spotify music songs to DRM-free music files
  • Compatible with most of video editors such as Final Cut Pro X, iMovie
  • Work at 5× faster speed and save original audio quality and ID3 tags
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1 Add Spotify music tracks to TunesKit

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Open TunesKit and it will automatically load the Spotify app. Then you need to log into your Spotify account and go to your music library on Spotify. Next, you need to drag and drop your desired Spotify music tracks or playlist to TunesKit interface. Or you could copy and paste the link of the Spotify music or playlist to the search bar of TunesKit.

2 Configure the output audio format

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You need to go to configure the output audio parameters for Spotify music tracks. There are six plain audio formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B and you need to set the output audio format as Final Cut Pro X supported format. Except for adjusting the audio format, you could adjust bit rate, sample rate, audio channel and so on.

3 Begin to download music from Spotify

downloading spotify music

Once you've done all of the setting, you could click the "Convert" button to begin to download offline Spotify music tracks or playlists. Wait for a while and TunesKit will move Spotify music tracks to your computer. Finally, you can import the downloaded Spotify music files to Final Cut Pro X and edit the upload Spotify music.

Part 2. How to Import Final Cut Pro X from Spotify Music

Now TunesKit has converted all of your required music tracks to Final Cut Pro X supported format and you can import Spotify music from Music library into Final Cut Pro X without any limitation. Just follow the below steps to embed Spotify music into your video on Final Cut Pro X.

1 Open the Photos and Audio sidebar

In Final Cut Pro X, open the Photos and Audio sidebar by choosing Window > Go To > Photos and Audio or pressing Shit-Command-1. Or you could click the Photos and Audio button in the top-left corner of the Final Cut Pro window to import Spotify music.

2 Choose to add music to Final Cut Pro X

In the Photo and Audio sidebar, click Music. A list of your Music content appears in the browser. But if you’re using macOS Mojave 10.14, the item you click in the sidebar is iTunes, not Music.

3 Import Spotify music into Final Cut Pro X

Use the controls in the upper-right corner of the browser to find the Spotify music you want. After adding Spotify music to Final Cut Pro X, you could click the Music pop-up menu and choose a Spotify playlist or category to display.

Note: these audio formats like AAC, AIFF, BWF, CAF, MP3, MP4, RF64, and WAV are supported by Final Cut Pro X.


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