How to add Spotify music to iMovie?

With iMovie for iOS and macOS, you can easily browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. Just choose your clips, then add titles, music, and effects. To start creating your movie, drag clips from the iMovie browser to the timeline of your project. You can also drag clips into the timeline from the Finder and from the Desktop of your Mac.

iMovie allows you to add songs from your music library in the Music app, or other audio files stored on your device, in iCloud Drive, or in another location. However, many people ask how to add Spotify music to iMovie. Here you will find the answer.

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Add songs and other audio files to your iMovie project

With iMovie for Mac, you can use the iMovie media browser to import songs from your music library in the Music app. You can also drag audio files right into your timeline from the Finder.

Add songs or other audio files using the media browser

  1. With your project open, click Audio at the top of the window, then click Music in the Libraries list, then browse selections.
  2. To preview a song, click the play button next to each song. You can also select a song, click in the waveform at the top of the media browser, then press the Spacebar to preview.
  3. When you’ve found the song you like, drag it from the media browser to the timeline:

Drag audio files into the iMovie project timeline

You can drag audio files like M4A, MP4, MP3, WAV, and AIFF files from the Finder right into the timeline of your iMovie project. Drag files to the music well for background music, or drag the file under a particular clip to attach the audio file to the video clip.

Add Spotify Music to iMovie

However, you can't add Spotify music to iMovie directly even though you have downloaded them to your Mac since Spotify songs are protected by digital rights management (DRM) and can only be played with Spotify.

To attach a song or sound effects to a specific video clip or add background or theme music for your movie, you need to convert Spotify music to iMovie supported format, such as M4A, MP4, MP3, WAV, and AIFF. Here we will recommend Pazu Spotify Converter , which is a professional music downloader and converter for Spotify users to download Spotify music to popular audio formats like MP3 at up to 320kbps and remove DRM protection from Spotify music.

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Step 1 Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Launch Pazu Spotify Converter on your computer and it will automatically load the Spotify app.

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Step 2 Add Spotify songs to Pazu Spotify Converter

Drag&drop the song/album/playlist you want to add to iMovie from Spotify app to the interface of the software for downloading.

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Step 3 Change the Output Settings

Click Option - Advanced and you could adjust the output audio settings. Choose output format from MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF (iMovie supports M4A, MP4, MP3, WAV, and AIFF). You can change the audio quality, customize the output path, and organize the output file in various ways.

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Step 4 Convert Spotify Songs

Once all the settings are completed, click the Convert button to begin to download music from Spotify to the format you choose.

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After the downloading and conversion, you can go to browse all the converted Spotify songs in the converted list by clicking below folder icon and then add the Spotify music to iMovie. Or sync them to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you use the iMovie there.

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Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.

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