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How to Add Spotify music to iMovie

iMovie is Apple's flagship program to create and edit movies on your Mac . iMovie makes it easy to turn your home videos into polished films. The iMovie editor ties in with iTunes and GarageBand for background music. So many Spotify users wonder is there any way to use Spotify songs as background music.

You can add a variety of audio files to your iMovie project:

  • Built-in soundtrack music and sound effects included with iMovie.
  • Songs you've downloaded to your device in the Music app.
  • Your own custom songs created in an app like GarageBand or custom sound effects stored in iCloud Drive, on your device, or in another location.

"I would like to use a few songs from my Spotify for my video projects. Is it possible to transfer the song from Spotify to my computer?" "I want one of the songs for my movie maker but I do not know how...please help" "How can I add to a iMovie creation a song taken from Spotify?" From the Spotify Community, many Spotify users ask the above questions. They all get the answer from Spotify as following: Unfortunately, Spotify music is licensed for use only within the Spotify application...so while it is downloaded to a device for premium users, the files actually cannot be played outside of the Spotify application.

Actually, Spotify songs are in DRM protected Ogg Vorbis format and can only be played with Spotify app. All editing tools don’t support Ogg Vorbis format. For example, iMovie Supported Audio File Formats are MP3, WAV, M4A, AIFF and AAC. It means you are unable to import and edit Spotify songs on any video/audio editing tools. So if you need to import Spotify music to video editing tools like iMovie, you need to convert Spotify music to mp3 .

There is an easy and effective way to solve the problem effortlessly. What you need is just an awesome Spotify to MP3 Converter like Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter . It allows you to convert Spotify to MP3 , M4A , WAV and FLAC in a few clicks. Then, you can import the converted MP3, M4A, WAV or FLAC songs to any video/audio editing tools like iMovie. You can use the converted Spotify files as background music to make the video more attractive. Or you can cut the converted Spotify songs and remain the part you want on any audio editing software.

Part 1 Download mp3 music from Spotify

Please make sure you have installed Spotify app on your computer.

1. Download, install and run Ondesoft Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your computer, then Spotify will be opened automatically.

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2. Drag Songs or Playlist from Spotify to Ondesoft Spotify Converter

You can click the Add Files button on the top-left. Then choose the songs or playlist you would like to convert in Spotify, and drag them to the main interface of Ondesoft Spotify Converter. Or you can copy and paste the relevant link from Spotify web player to the search box to import songs. Finally, click the Add button to finish adding songs.

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3. Choose output format

Click the Options button to change the output format. In the Advanced settings, you can choose output format (MP3, M4A, FLAC or WAV), output quality (High 512kbps, medium 320kbps, 256kbps, low 128kbps). In the output settings, you could change the output folder as you prefer.

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4. Start removing DRM from Spotify music

When finish customization, click the Convert button to start the conversion.

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After the conversion done, you can find the output Spotify mp3 songs by clicking below folder icon. All converted Spotify music is DRM-free.

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Part 2 Add Spotify mp3 music to iMovie

You can now add the DRM-free Spotify songs to iMovie for your video creation. Besides iMovie, you can also use the Spotify songs on any video editing software such as Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, OpenShot, Cyberlink PowerDirector, VideoPad, etc.

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