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

Updated by Adam Gorden on Feb 6, 2021 11:11 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 music from Spotify 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 Spotify Songs Offline
Part 2. Add Spotify Music to Video as BGM

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.

Video Guide to Convert Spotify to MP3 with TunesKit

Part 2. Add Music from Spotify 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, TunesKit AceMovi is the easiest one for both video engineers and beginners. Here we'll take AceMovi as an example to show you how to add music to a video from Spotify with ease.

Step 1Launch TunesKit AceMovi

First of all, you need to download and install TunesKit AceMovi on your Mac or PC computer. Then open the program and create a new project on the desktop.

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Step 2Add converted Spotify song to AceMovi

Click the "+" button or "Import" button to add the Spotify music track you've converted from the local computer to AceMovi. Alternatively, you can simply import it the media bin by dragging-and-dropping.

Step 3Adjust and edit the Spotify music

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Simply drag and drop the Spotify song to the timeline. Click on the audio clip and then you're allowed to adjust the clip, including the volume, fade in or fade out, etc. You can also split the audio file to match with your video. Just feel free to edit the video with the Spotify music BGM as you like.

For more details about AceMovi video editing, visit: How to Add Music to Video in AceMovi.

More Tips

Now you know how we can use TunesKit Spotify Music Converter to add Spotify music to video project. Plus, we've tested and written the guide for some other video editors in case what you're using is not AceMovi. These include Camtasia, Adobe Premiere Pro, Inshot, Lightworks, Shotcut, VSDC Free Video Editor, etc. If you're using one of them, you can read the following tutorials to import Spotify music.


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