How to Remove DRM from Spotify Music [Video Included]

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 25, 2019 9:24 AM.

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Spotify, the largest music streaming service in the world, provides access to over 50 million songs for online streaming or offline playing. However, as Spotify is proprietary and uses DRM protection, the playback of Spotify music is restricted within the app itself. In other words, it's impossible to listen to the songs outside of Spotify app, such as common MP3 players, or CD burners. To break the limit so as to play Spotify songs offline on any device, removing DRM from Spotify is imperative. Here you meet the best Spotify DRM removal tool, as well as the easy guide to remove DRM from Spotify completely and efficiently.

Part 1. What Is Spotify DRM?
Part 2. Introduce the Best Spotify DRM Removal Tool
Part 3. How to Remove DRM from Spotify Losslessly
Part 4. Is It Legal to Remove DRM from Spotify?

1. Spotify DRM: What Is It?

DRM, or digital rights management, is a type of technology used by some online streaming services like Spotify to control the use, modification, and distribution of copyrighted digital media content. Because of the DRM protection, Spotify users, even including the premium subscribers who paid $9.99 monthly fee, cannot copy or share any Spotify song/playlist to non-approved devices or platforms.

2. The Most Efficient Spotify DRM Remover You'll Need

To remove DRM from Spotify music, you'll need a reliable DRM removal software for Spotify. Luckily, there are tons of options you can choose. Among them, TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is a top-rated 3rd-party Spotify application that can get Spotify DRM-free while keeping the lossless music quality and ID3 tags. It's able to download and convert Spotify songs to MP3, WAV, FLAC or others for both Spotify free and premium accounts.

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Key Features of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter:

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Spotify files
  • Convert Spotify music to WAV, MP3, FLAC, etc.
  • Keep original sound quality and ID3 tags of Spotify
  • Up to 5X faster Spotify DRM removal speed
  • Fully support the latest Spotify app
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3. Guide: Steps to Remove DRM from Spotify Losslessly

After installing TunesKit Spotify Music Converter on your Mac or PC, you can follow this tutorial to begin removing DRM from Spotify songs and playlists with only a few clicks.

Step 1Add Spotify tracks to TunesKit

import spotify songs

Open TunesKit Spotify Converter and wait till the Spotify desktop app is loaded. Then browse Spotify store to locate any track, album or playlist that you want to remove DRM from. Simply add the file to TunesKit program by drag-and-drop. Or you can copy and paste the links of the music tracks to the converter.

Step 2Set output profile

set output

After importing the Spotify songs to TunesKit, you should click the top menu > Preferences to load the output settings window, where you can select output format, set bit rate and sample rate, as well as the conversion speed.

Step 3Start DRM removal process for Spotify songs

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Now click the Convert button of TunesKit Spotify Converter and it will begin to remove Spotify DRM and convert the protected songs from OGG Vorbis to MP3 or other DRM-free formats as you wish.

Video Guide: How to Remove DRM from Spotify with TunesKit

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4. Final Words: Is It Legal to Remove DRM from Spotify?

In fact, the use of digital rights management (DRM) is not universally accepted. But many laws have been created to criminalize the circumvention of DRM in some countries and regions. It's really hard to tell whether it's legal or illegal to remove DRM from Spotify music. The only thing you should keep in mind is that removing Spotify DRM might violate the Terms of Use you agree to when your purchase digital copies from Spotify. Therefore, we highly recommend you to have clear purpose of removing DRM from Spotify for personal use only.


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