How to Add Music from Spotify to DaVinci Resolve

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 5, 2021 11:35 AM.
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Q: "I'm going to download the sound library in Resolve, but I was wondering if I can use the music from my Spotify in my videos. Is that possible to use Spotify in Davinci Resolve?" - William from Reddit

With the development of digital technology, many people tend to watch videos instead of text and images. Moreover, some of them want to make their own videos for social sharing. If you're going to create and edit a video, DaVinci Resolve might be one of the best video editing programs you can opt for.

DaVinci Resolve is a non-linear video editing application for Windows, macOS and Linux. It was originally developed by da Vinci Systems and now developed by Blackmagic Design. As it offers a free version with many practical editing features, many users, especially beginners like to use it. And adding music to video is one of common techniques for most editors.

If you're also a Spotify user, you might think of using Spotify songs as background music in your video project. Do you know how to add music from Spotify to DaVinci Resolve? In the following part, I'll walk you through the detailed instructions step by step.

1. Tool Required: TunesKit Spotify Music Converter

First, let's explain why you need TunesKit Spotify Music and what it is. As you may know, you don't actually "Own" the songs even if you're a premium user. This is because all Spotify tracks are encrypted with DRM technology and encoded in a special OGG Vorbis format. Thus, you can only listen to them within the Spotify app, even after you've download it offline. So, if you want to use Spotify in DaVinci Resolve for BGM, you can convert the Spotify files to a common format like MP3, in virtue of a third-party professional tool such as TunesKit Spotify Music Converter.

TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify is a dedicated tool for Spotify music downloading and converting. You can use it to download any Spotify songs, playlists, podcast, radio, etc., no matter you are a Spotify free user or premium user. It provides six output common formats including MP3, WAV, M4A, M4B, AAC, and FLAC. Besides, all the converted track quality and ID3 tag info will be kept the same as the original files.

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Highlights of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter:

  • Convert Spotify music to MP3 or other popular audio formats
  • Download songs, playlists, podcasts, radio from Spotify for free
  • Preserve ID3 tags and lossless sound quality
  • Organize output music tracks by album or artist easily
  • Convert Spotify at 5x speed in a few clicks only
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2. How to Add Music from Spotify to DaVinci Resolve

To use Spotify songs in DaVinci Resolve, you can first use TunesKit Spotify Converter to convert Spotify music to MP3 format losslessly, and then add DRM-free MP3 files to the video in DaVinci Resolve. Next, I'll show you how.

2.1 How to convert Spotify songs to MP3 with TunesKit

Step 1 Launch TunesKit and import Spotify songs

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Click the green Download icon above to install TunesKit program on your PC or Mac computer. Make sure you've also installed the Spotify app on your computer. After that, launch TunesKit Spotify Music Converter and the Spotify app will be opened automatically. Browse the Spotify library to find the song that you want to use in DaVinci Resolve. Copy its link and paste to the search bar of TunesKit. Or, you can simply drag and drop the song to TunesKit interface.

Step 2 Select output format and adjust the parameter

set output format

Next, you can go to the Menu > Preferences to choose an output format you want, such as MP3. You're also allowed to set the channel, bit rates, sample rate, etc. according to your personal requirements.

Step 3 Start to convert Spotify to MP3

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Now you can click on the "Convert" button to download and convert Spotify music to common format. Wait for a while and the converted song will be downloaded and saved onto your computer. You can find them by clicking the History folder icon.

2.2 How to Import Music Downloaded from Spotify into DaVinci Resolve

Now you've got all the Spotify songs in MP3 format and you can then easily add them to DaVinci Resolve app for editing. The following is how to import audio into DaVinci Resolve.

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Step 1. Open DaVinci Resolve program on your desktop and create a new video project.

Step 2. Go to the "File" > "Import File" > "Import Media" to find your Spotify song and add it to the media box.

Step 3. Drag the Spotify file and drop it to your timeline. You can then edit it as you like.

3. The Bottom Line

This is all for adding music from Spotify to DaVinci Resolve. It's very easy, isn't it? With the assistance of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can easily use Spotify songs in any video editing project like Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Inshot, and more. In fact, you can make the most of Spotify tracks in any program, player, or device as you like. Amazing! Now just download this wonderful program and have a shot.

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