How to Add Spotify to rekordbox for Mixing [Updated]

By Adam Gorden Updated on June 7, 2023
Hi, can I use Spotify with rekordbox? Is it possible to import Spotify songs into rekordbox for using? If so, how can I do that? Many thanks!

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rekordbox is a popular DJ software among music lovers. It lets you organize your music library, make your personal playlists, and export your tracks to a USB flash drive. As a music library organization hub, rekordbox enables you to create your DJ music in the DJ booth. What you need to do is to find some suitable music for mixing.

Spotify happens to be a place where you can search for various music all over the world. It offers millions of music tracks from artists worldwide, and the number of music tracks is growing. Do you know how to import music from Spotify to rekordbox for mixing? It's not an easy job! But here we are going to walk you through an efficient tool to help you use Spotify in rekordbox.


Part 1. How to Use Spotify Music with rekordbox

Pioneer DJ rekordbox supports various music services for users to use the streaming music services, such as Tidal. However, Spotify is not included, meaning that users are not allowed to access and use their own music libraries and Spotify's music library directly within the program. If you need to use your favorite Spotify music with rekordbox, you have to transfer them to rekordbox. From here you'll want to download Spotify Music to music files that're compatible with rekordbox.

In most cases, your downloaded Spotify music are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM), and the DRM-protected music files are not supported within rekordbox. Therefore, most DJs will choose to use a conversion tool to convert and download music directly for compatibility.

Audio files support:
rekordbox import: MP3, WAV, AAC (unprotected), FLAC, ALAC, AIFF
Audio about Spotify Music: DRM-protected
ViWizard output: MP3, M4A, WAV, M4B, AAC, FLAC

Best Spotify Music to rekordbox Converter - ViWizard Music Converter

Converting and downloading Spotify music tracks to wither MP3, AAC, WAV or FLAC would make senses, and then you can use the Files button to import the files to the program.

With a professional conversion tool called ViWizard Music Converter, both Windows and Mac users download music from Spotify to the desired formats for rekordbox. Even without a Premium subscription, you are allowed to download and convert songs, playlists, albums, artists, podcasts and more from the desktop client. You just need to adjust the output format to MP3, AAC, WAV, or FLAC, and ViWizard will take care of the rest!

Using ViWizard to download DRM-free music files ensures to keep the lossless audio and full ID3 tags (ex: artwork, artist name, album name). The whole conversion will be done at up to 5x faster speed. And it supports batch conversion, which can speed things up. What's more, it's useful for users to create a personal collection offline with the downloaded music. Then it's convenient for both desktop and mobile users to import them to any DJ software, including rekordbox.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

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  • Download Spotify songs, albums, playlists, podcasts, audiobooks
  • Convert Spotify music to lossless MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, M4B
  • Support playing offline Spotify music on any device at any time
  • Compatible with Windows and macOS, as well as, the latest Spotify

Part 2. How to Download Spotify Music to rekordbox

With the help of ViWizard software, you can convert Spotify songs to plain audio formats that are supported by rekordbox. Then it is easy to achieve the transferring from Spotify to rekordbox. Just perform the below three steps to migrate between two services.

Step 1Select Spotify Songs to Use in rekordbox

Launch ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your personal computer, and then the Spotify program will be opend automatically. Go to select your playlists and favorites you want to transfer on Spotify and add them to the conversion list by drag-and-drop. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the music link into the search bar on the converter.

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Step 2Customize the Audio Preference of Spotify

After you add Spotify music to ViWizard, you can configure the output format of Spotify music. Go to menu > Preferences and choose one as the output audio format. There are several formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, M4B, and WAV for you to choose from. As rekordbox supports MP3, AAC, and AIFF, here you can choose MP3 as the output format.

select output format

Step 3Start to Download Spotify Music to MP3

When finishing setting the audio parameters, Spotify music could be downloaded and converted MP3 audio files. Just click on the Convert to download Spotify music and wait till ViWizard software moves songs for you. Once finished, your Spotify playlists and songs will be available on rekordbox for mixing anytime.

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Part 3. How to Import Spotify Music to rekordbox for Desktop

Now importing the downloaded music to rekordbox is a straightforward process. You can import the downloaded music to the rekordbox program via the File button or drag-and-drop.

Import Spotify music to rekordbox via the File button

  1. Make sure to download and install rekordbox to the computer and launch it.
  2. In rekordbox, locate and select File > Import Track/Folder. This will open a dialog box.
  3. rekordbox import file

  4. Navigate to the folder that contains all the downloaded music files, select the folders and files and open them. When importing a folder, rekordbox will scan and import all the compatible files.
  5. Back to rekordbox, head over to Collection and check to see the imported music tracks. You can recognize the music tracks by Artwork, Artist name, Album name.
  6. To finish the importing, right-click the Preview > Analyze the Track.
  7. rekordbox analyze track

Import Spotify music to rekordbox via drag-and-drop

Alternatively, you can drag and drop the folders and files to the main interface of rekrodbox. If you want to create a new playlist with the downloaded music, you can drag and drop the files and folders to an existing playlist.

  1. Launch the rekordbox software.
  2. From the desktop, open the File Explorer (PC) or Finder (Mac) and head over to the downloaded music folder.
  3. Back to rekordbox and head over to the desired position where the music tracks will be added to, such as Collection or Playlists. If you want to create a new playlist, right-click on Playlist > Create New Playlist.
  4. rekordbox create new playlist

  5. Now drag and drop the music files and folders to Collection or an existing playlist.
  6. Head over to Collection or the playlist to check to see the music tracks.
  7. rekordbox collection track

If you manage your personal music collection using the iTunes option, you have to upload the downloaded music to the iTunes app and ensure to share your iTunes library with rekordbox. Check to see another post to learn how to add Apple Music and iTunes music to rekordbox:

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How to Use Apple Music & iTunes on rekordbox

Is there any possible way to mix Apple Music with rekordbox? Yes, ViWizard Audio Converter can make that happen.

Part 4. How to Import Spotify Music to rekordbox for Mobile

rekordbox mobile

In addition to using the software on desktop, Pioneer DJ rekordbox also offers an mobile option for users to DJ with its app. Please make sure to transfer the music files to your Android or iOS device from your computer. Once done, you can import the transferred music to rekordbox via the Import Song button.

Import Spotify music to rekordbox via the Import Song button

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  1. Open the rekordbox app on your Android or iOS device.
  2. Locate and tap on the arrow icon on the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Import songs > All songs, and navigate to the folders and files to add them to rekordbox.
  4. Head over to Collection and check to see the added music tracks.
  5. Drag and drop the desired music tracks to Demo Track 1 or 2 to use.


Now you can easily DJ Spotify music on rekordbox, thanks to ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. Apart from rekordbox, you can also import Spotify songs into Virtual DJ, Traktor, Serato DJ, and more DJ programs. In fact, the Spotify tracks downloaded by ViWizard can also be used in iMovie, Apple Watch, PowerPoint, or other applications and devices. You can even keep the downloaded Spotify music forever. You can get the free trial and have a try! Share it with your friends if you think it's useful.

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