How to Add Spotify Music to Video for 2021

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 30, 2021 11:11 AM.
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When making a video slideshow, great background music will always bring a sparkle to it. And when it comes to the most renowed provider of the hottest background music, Spotify definitely deserves the name. However, since all the songs from Spotify are licensed for use within the application only, it's impossible to directly add music from Spotify to video editors like iMovie or InShot for further editing.

That's why we can see people keeping posting question like “how to add music from Spotify to a video” in the Spotify Community. Although Spotify songs cannot be played outside the app, you still get good chances to use Spotify music in video. All you need is to free Spotify songs from DRM mechanism – the technology adopted by Spotify to limit the use and distribution of its streaming music tracks.

In other words, to make Spotify songs editable with video editors and add music from Spotify to video as background music, DRM removal software for Spotify could be the key to solve the problem of adding Spotify music to video. Here we'll introduce the most reliable method to help you download music from Spotify for video, as well as the step-by-step guide to add Spotify music to video with various video editing tools.

Part 1. Spotify to Video: Best Video Editor App for Spotify
Part 2. Best Method to Download Music from Spotify for Video
Part 3. How to Add Music from Spotify to Video on Mac & PC
Part 4. How to Add Music to Video from Spotify on Android & iPhone
Part 5. More Tips about How to Use Spotify Music with Video Editors

Best Video Editor App to Add Music from Spotify

No matter amateur or profeesional videographers can film, edit, and publish their cinematic creations with various video editing tools. There are plenty of video editors available for your computers and mobile devices. iMovie, Lightworks, and Premiere Pro are good options for the editing of videos on the computer, while you can use InShot, KineMaster, GoPro Quik, and so on to edit videos directly on your phone after recording interesting things.

It's easy to find a great video editor but you cannot use Spotify music with any video editng software. As Spotify is a subscription-based streaming music service, you can listen to music online or offline. But all the music from Spotify is protected by digital rights management. The only method to make Spotify music playable is to remove DRM from Spotify and convert Spotify music to the format compatible with the video editor.

Best Method to Download Spotify Music to MP3

Before you can remove DRM from Spotify and add Spotify music to video, you need to download the songs to the format compatible with those video editors firstly. It's easy if you are using a Premium subscription. But for free users, you can only stream the music online, unless you use a third-party Spotify music downloader like ViWizard Spotify Music Converter.

In addition to download Spotify songs with free accounts, this program also delete the DRM lock from the music tracks. That's to say, you can download and convert Spotify songs all at one place. Once it's done, you'll be able to import those DRM-free Spotify songs to various editing software without limits. Then you can easily cut music from Spotify and set it as background music.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music to Video Converter

  • Download Spotify music offline bot both free and premium users
  • Convert Spotify songs into MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B
  • Retain 100% original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion
  • Organize the coverted Spotify music tracks by albums and artists
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2.1 Download Music from Spotify to MP3

Step 1Drag Spotify songs to ViWizard Spotify Converter

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After launching ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, wait till the Spotify app is completely loaded. Then login your Spotify account and browse the store to locate the songs you want to add into video and then drag the URLs of the tracks or albums into ViWizard main window.

Step 2Choose output format as MP3

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Once the tracks are imported into the program, simply move to the menu bar and select 'Preferences'. There you can set output format, audio channel, codec, bit rate and sample rate flexibly. In order to make the music files recognizable by most video editors, you are highly suggested to select MP3 as output format.

Step 3Download and convert Spotify songs

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Now you can initiate the conversion process by clicking the 'Convert' button of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. Then it will begin to remove DRM and convert the Spotify songs to DRM-free MP3 as expected. After the conversion, you can find the converted music files from the history folder.

2.2 Video Guide: Convert Spotify Music to MP3

How to Add Music from Spotify to Video on Mac & PC

Till now, you're about halfway done. The rest job is to add the downloaded Spotify tracks into video editor for editing. There are many video editing software you can choose. Among them, iMovie, Premiere Pro, and TuneKit AceMovi are good options for both video engineers and beginners. Here we'll show you how to add music to a video from Spotify on your Mac or PC.

iMovie

iMovie is known to all users who use Mac computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod. With this program, you are able to add a soundtrack to your project. Here's how to add Spotify music to iMovie.

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1) Open your project with iMovie, then click Audio at the top of the browser.

2) Then click the Media Browser button to launch the Media Browser.

3) Go to the folder where you save the converted Spotify music files.

4) Preview the song you like and drag it from the media browser to the timeline.

AceMovi Video Editor

AceMovi Video Editor is a simple yet advanced video editing software for everyone. You are able to add Spotify music to your video and cut music from Spotify according to your needs.

adjust audio

1) Open your project with iMovie, then click Audio at the top of the browser.

2) Then click the Media Browser button to launch the Media Browser.

3) Go to the folder where you save the converted Spotify music files.

4) Preview the song you like and drag it from the media browser to the timeline.

Premiere Pro

As a timeline-based video editing software application, you can use this powerful tool to complete some professional editing and trimming of videos. Here's how to add music to video in Premiere Pro.

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1) With your project open, select Audio at the top of the screen or choose Window > Workspaces > Audio to find your Spotify music.

2) Then choose Window > Media Browser to open the Media Browser panel and browse your Spotify audio file.

3) Click the file you want to add and then select Import to add it to the Project panel.

4) Choose Window > Project to reveal the Project panel and select the audio file you add.

5) Double-click it to open it in the Source panel and drag it to the sequence in the Timeline panel.

How to Add Music to Video from Spotify on Android & iPhone

Except for those video editing tools available for Mac and PC, you can also work on a video project using a mobile video editing app. It's more convenient to edit your project with a mobile app rather than using those video editors for computers. We're going over exactly how to add Spotify music to video in Quik and InShot.

InShot

InShot, a popular and powerful video editor, can enable you to trim videos with professional features like adding filters, effects, stickers, and text. Follow the below steps to add music to video with InShot.

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1) Open InShot and then select the Video menu to create your project.

2) Select and add the video you want to insert the background music.

3) Press the Music menu at the bottom of the screen then press Tracks.

4) Choose the My Music tab and start browsing your Spotify music files.

5) Tap Use at the rear of each track you choose to add it to the video.

Quick

All users who has a GoPro are familier with Quick – GoPro's mobile editing app. Boasting the usual array of editing tools – including trimming, cropping, effects, and more, this app has the feature of adding your personal music to video.

adjust audio

1) Open the GoPro Quik app on your mobile device.

2) Press Add to create a project and then add the video you want to add the music.

3) Tap the Music menu located in the bottom toolbar.

4) Choose My Music and find the converted Spotify music under your own collection.

5) Select one you want to add and then it will be added into the video.

More Tips about How to Use Spotify Music with Video Editors

Now you know how we can use ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to add Spotify music to video project. Plus, we've tested and written this guide for some other video editors in case what you're using is not AceMovi. These include Camtasia, Lightworks, Shotcut, and other video editing tools. If you're using one of them, you can read the following tutorials to use your Spotify music in your video with these tools.

For Mac & PC Users:

For iPhone & Android Users:

Conclusion

And voila! From the above method, you would know how to add music from Spotify to a video. After learning the process, it should be a quick and reliable method. If you want to learn how to cut music from Spotify and use Spotify music with those video editors in detail, just go to read the related post.

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