How Can You Add Spotify Music to Video in A Few Steps

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 08, 2019 11:11:51 AM.

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When making a video slideshow, great BGM will always bring a sparkle to it. And when it comes to the most renowned provider of the hottest BGM, Spotify definitely deserves the name. However, since Spotify songs are licensed for use within the application only, it's impossible to add music directly from Spotify to video editors like iMovie or ShortCut for further editing. That's why we can see people keep posting questions like "how to add Spotify music to a video clip" through Spotify communities.

Although Spotify songs cannot be played outside of the app, you still get good chances to use Spotify music in video. All you need is to free Spotify songs from DRM mechanism, the technology adopted by Spotify to limit the use of its streaming music tracks.

In other words, to make Spotify songs editable with video editors and add the music to video as background music, DRM removal software for Spotify could be the key to solve the problem. Here we'll introduce the most reliable Spotify DRM music converter, as well as the step-by-step guide to add Spotify songs to videos.

Part 1. Download and Save Spotify Songs Offline

Before you can remove DRM from Spotify and add the music to a video, you need to download the tracks onto your computer firstly. It's easy if you are using the premium plan of Spotify. But for free users, you can only stream the music online, unless you use a 3rd-party Spotify music downloader, like TunesKit Spotify Music Converter.

In addition to download Spotify songs for free accounts, this program also deletes the DRM lock from the music tracks. That's to say, you can download and convert Spotify songs all at one place. Once it's done, you'll be able to import the DRM-free Spotify tracks to any video editing software without limit.

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Step 1Drag Spotify songs to TunesKit Spotify Converter

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After launching TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, wait till the Spotify app is completely loaded. Then login your Spotify account and browse the store to locate the songs you want to add into video and then drag the URLs of the tracks or albums into TunesKit main window.

Step 2Choose output format as MP3

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Once the tracks are imported into the program, simply move to the menu bar and select 'Preferences'. There you can set output format, audio channel, codec, bit rate and sample rate flexibly. In order to make the music files recognizable by most video editors, you are highly suggested to select MP3 as output format.

Step 3Download and convert Spotify songs

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Now you can initiate the conversion process by clicking the 'Convert' button of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter. Then it will begin to remove DRM and convert the Spotify songs to DRM-free MP3 as expected. After the conversion, you can find the converted music files from the history folder.

Part 2. Add Spotify Music to Video as BGM

Till now, you're about halfway done. The rest job is to add the downloaded Spotify tracks into video editor for editing. There are many video editing software you can choose. Among them, iMovie is the most popular one for both video engineers and beginners. Here we'll take iMovie as an example to show you how to add Spotify songs to a video clip with ease.

Step 1Add converted Spotify songs to iTunes

First of all, you need to create a new playlist in your iTunes library and import the Spotify music files into it.

Step 2Add the music track to iMovie

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Open iMovie on your Mac. Go to the top menu bar and click 'Audio' button. In the sidebar, select 'iTunes' to load the specific Spotify track you want and add it to iMovie.

Step 3Add the video file into iMovie

Browse to find the video project you need to edit and add it to iMovie. Then you can freely edit the video with the Spotify music BGM as you like.

For more details about iMovie video editing, visit: How to Add Spotify Music to iMovie.


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