How to Cut Music from Spotify?

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jul 1, 2020 3:22 PM.

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"The song D'you Know What I Mean from Oasis has around 30 seconds of weird "digital" sound before it actually starts the music. It really breaks my immersion while listening to songs, I know Spotify uses the original song but if we had the option to cut the song from where I want it to start would be amazing." -- Nogueira from Reddit

Similar questions like this are asked from time to time by Spotify users. It does occur that some parts of the streaming song may annoy listeners with irritating noise or sound, but most of the parts of the song are rejoicing and satisfying. That's when the listeners get stuck in the dilemma of whether to save the song to library or not. Some of them resort to the internet for solutions, and in most of the cases, it turns out to be impossible to cut songs in Spotify.

In this passage, we're going to tell you why you're not allowed to cut Spotify songs and how you can do it with a little bit of a trick.

Part 1. Remove DRM from Spotify Songs
Part 2. Cut Songs from Spotify
Part 3. Video Tutorial: How to Cut Songs on Spotify

Remove DRM from Spotify Songs

In this section, we'll tell you why you're not allowed to cut Spotify songs and how to get prepared before cutting process.

Why can’t We Cut Songs in Spotify?

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According to Spotify, users can stream its music online and for premium users, they can download songs and play them off-line in the Spotify application. Any types of users can't apply Spotify songs to any other usages. That being said, any audio files downloaded from Spotify are protected by DRM protection, we can't either cut, re-edit them or even play them elsewhere.

But in the following section, we'll tell you how you actually can cut, re-edit or play in any other kind of ways you can think of to make use of Spotify songs.

Remove DRM from Spotify Songs with TunesKit Spotify Music Converter

Before we get into the topic of how to cut Spotify songs, we have to make sure that the audio files that we download from Spotify are unprotected. To do so, we have to rely on something like DRM removing tool such as TunesKit Spotify Music Converter.

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This tool is specially designed to decode protected Spotify song files into up to 6 different formats like MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Armed with a virtual "turbo" engine, its converting speed can be accelerated up to 5X faster.

With this tool, you can download Spotify songs in unprecedented high speed and finish cutting process right after conversion.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and otherformats
  • Download any Spotify contents without premium subscription
  • Support any kinds of customizations like cutting and re-editing
  • Save Spotify with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
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Step 1Launch TunesKit and Import Spotify Songs You Want to Cut

 upload tracks

Open TunesKit Spotify Music Converter. Drag and drop songs you want to cut from Spotify into TunesKit's interface, and they'll be automatically imported.

Step 2Choose Output Format and Customization Options

 set up output format

Turn to Preference menu and then navigate to Convert. There're 6 types of output formats available including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. There also are options of output channel, sample rate and bit rate.

Step 3Conversion


Click the "Convert" button and TunesKit will start processing. With all the songs being converted, click the "Converted" button and you can find where the output files are located.

Cut Songs from Spotify with TunesKit Multimedia Cutter

Now you've got the unprotected Spotify audio files. To cut these songs, you can use the TunesKit Video Cutter to cut these files. Don't get fooled by its name, it can also cut any type of music files, and the best part of it is that you will not get quality loss after cutting.

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Step 1: Drag and drop the converted Spotify audio file into TunesKit interface

Step 2: Move the slider bar to cut the segment you don't want or you can set the Start Time and End Time. If you want to cut different part of the audio, just click the "+" and a new segment will be created for cutting.

Setp 3: Choose the output format by clicking "Format" button. And there also are customizations like codec, size and bit rate.

Step 4: Click the "Start" button to start cutting, it will process at up to 60X faster speed. After completion, you'll be able to get the cutted audios and play them anywhere.

Video Tutorial: How to Cut Songs on Spotify

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