Can You Use Spotify Music in Final Cut Pro? Yes!

Updated by Adam Gorden on Aug 15, 2022 4:15 PM.

Final Cut Pro X, a revolutionary app for creating, editing, and producing the highest-quality video, combines high-performance digital editing and native support for virtually any video format with easy-to-use and time-saving features that let you focus on storytelling. Compared with Apple iMovie, it targets both consumers who want more power for their video-editing projects and professionals who create content for the professional videos.

However, the most important element in each video is the background music which can create a unique scene for the audience. One of the big names in the music streaming industry, Spotify boasts a library of 70 million songs and adds about 20,000 tracks to this library every day. It is easy for you to find background music from Spotify for Final Cut Pro X. Here we'll introduce how to add Spotify music to Final Cut Pro X.

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Part 1. Can You Use Spotify Music in Final Cut Pro?
Part 2. Method to Add Spotify Music to Final Cut Pro hot tip
Part 3. How to Add Music from Spotify to Final Cut Pro

Part 1. Spotify & Final Cut Pro: Supported Audio Format

As we all know, in order to limit the usage and alternation of copyrighted works, all music from those platforms including Spotify is saved in the virtual format even though you download Spotify music with your Premium subscription account. So, it is not easy to listen to Spotify music without the Spotify app, let alone add music to Final Cut Pro from Spotify. But with the help of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, this is no longer a problem.

Before importing Spotify songs to Final Cut Pro, you need to figure out what media formats are compatible with Final Cut Pro. You can import and work with the following video, audio, and still-image formats in Final Cut Pro.

Video Supported Formats H.264, HDV, HEVC, XF-AVC, XAVC, and more
Audio Supported Formats AAC, WAV, AIFF, BWF, CAF, MP3, MP4, RF64

In fact, Spotify offline music exists in the format of OGG Vorbis and is only available during the subscription. For using Spotify music in Final Cut Pro, you need to remove DRM from Spotify and save Spotify songs into those audio formats compatible with Final Cut Pro.

Part 2. Method to Add Spotify Music to Final Cut Pro

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, an efficient music converter and downloader for Spotify, can empower you to download any music track from Spotify and convert it to common audio formats such as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B with lossless audio quality retained and at 5× faster speed. ViWizard program will also keep the ID3 tags of Spotify music for users. It is available for both Free and Premium users to download Spotify music. Now you can follow the steps below to save Spotify music to Final Cut Pro supported formats.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download music tracks, playlist, album, artist from Spotify for free
  • Convert protected Spotify music songs to common music files
  • Compatible with most of video editors such as Final Cut Pro X
  • Work at 5× faster speed and save original audio quality and ID3 tags
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1Add Spotify Music Tracks to ViWizard Program

Open ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, and it will automatically load the Spotify app. Then you need to log into your Spotify account and go to your music library in Spotify. Next, you need to drag and drop your desired Spotify songs or playlists to ViWizard interface. Or you could copy and paste the link of Spotify music or playlist into the search bar of the converter.

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2Configure the Output Audio Parameters

You need to go to configure the output audio parameters for Spotify music tracks. There are six plain audio formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B and you need to set the output audio format as Final Cut Pro supported format. Except for adjusting the audio format, you could adjust bit rate, sample rate, audio channel, and so on.

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3Start to Download Music from Spotify to MP3

Once you've done all of the settings, you could click the Convert button to start downloading music from Spotify. Wait for a while and ViWizard Spotify Music Converter will save Spotify music tracks to your computer. Finally, you can import the downloaded Spotify music files to Final Cut Pro and edit the upload Spotify music.

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Part 3. How to Add Spotify Music to Final Cut Pro

Now ViWizard Spotify Music Converter has converted all of your required music tracks to Final Cut Pro. Then you can import Spotify music from your Mac computer into Final Cut Pro X without any limitation. Just follow the below steps to embed Spotify music into your video on Final Cut Pro X.

Option 1. Upload Spotify Music to Final Cut Pro with Media Window

You can follow this guide to use Media Import Window to add Spotify music to Final Cut Pro.

Step 1. In Final Cut Pro X, go to File > Import > Media or pressing Command-I. Or you could click the Import Media button to import Spotify music.

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Step 2. In the Devices section of the Media Import window, select your Mac.

Step 3. Use Command-click to select multiple files or folders to add to Final Cut Pro.

Step 4. Add imported audios to an existed event or create a new event using the settings on the right side of the Media Import window.

Step 5. Choose the storage location for the imported Spotify music.

Step 6. Click Import Selected or Import All.

Option 2. Import Spotify Music to Final Cut Pro with Finder

You can also upload music to Final Cut Pro with the Finder by using these 3 different ways.

Way 1. Select files or a folder and then drag them from the Finder to the Event.

Way 2. Drag the Spotify music files or the whole folder to a Keyword Collection.

Way 3. Simply drag the files to a project in the timeline. The files will show in the corresponding event.

Final Words

To add Spotify music to Final Cut Pro or any other video editor, the common prerequisite is to convert Spotify music to the format that is supported by the video editor such as MP3 which can be used on almost all the video editing tools. Here you only need to use ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, and you'll get the converted Spotify music files quickly.

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