How to Add Spotify Music to iMovie on iOS/Mac

Q: The wedding of my best friend is coming soon, so I’d like to make a special wedding video for them as a gift. But when I add Spotify Music to iMovie as background music, I can't do it successfully, which is really confusing. As a Spotify Premium user, why can't I use Spotify Music in iMovie?

In fact, you can't add music to iMovie from Spotify via the official way, whether you subscribe to Spotify Music or not. In this case, this article will introduce the best tool along with its complete tutorial to make iMovie Spotify possible.

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Part 1. Can You Add Spotify Music to iMovie

With a Spotify Premium subscription, you are allowed to download Spotify songs for offline listening. However, please note that Spotify tracks are only available in the Spotify app. To put it another way, you have no right to import Spotify Music into other third-party software, including iMovie and other video editing tools.

Since iMovie supported audio file formats are MP3, WAV, M4A, AIFF, and AAC, while Spotify Music are in Ogg Vorbis format, it's impossible put Spotify Music on iMovie directly due to format incompatibility.

iMovie Supported Audio Formats MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF, and AAC
iMovie Supported Video Formats MP4, MOV, MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV, HDV, MPEG-4, H.264
Spotify Format Special Ogg Vorbis

Part 2. How to Add Music to iMovie from Spotify - Best Tool

As mentioned above, the main reason why we can't add Spotify Music to iMovie is the compatibility issue. To solve this dilemma, the only tool you need to use is AudFree Spotify Music Converter, which is one of the most excellent Spotify Music download and conversion tools.

In fact, it allows users to download Spotify Music, playlists and albums to the local computer. Importantly, it has the ability to convert Spotify to MP3 or other iMovie supported audio formats . By using the smart solution, you can get music from Spotify to iMovie without any problem.

Besides, it can retain 100% original audio quality when converting Spotify Music for iMovie. After that, you can choose to sort the output tracks by artist or album to organize your Spotify Music library better. So you have the freedom to use Spotify Music as background music in your own iMovie Project.

AudFree Spotify to iMovie Converter

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  • Download Spotify songs/playlists/albums locally for iMovie
  • Convert Spotify Music to iMovie compatible format, like MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Add Spotify Music to iMovie, WMM, and other video editing tools
  • Work at 5X faster speed while downloading Spotify Music

How to Download Spotify Music for iMovie

Step 1Import Spotify Music to AudFree SpoDable
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When you launch AudFree Spotify Music Converter from your computer desktop, you will see the Spotify app will be loading automatically. Now, you can start to discover the Spotify Music that you'd like to add to iMovie. Drag and drop it to the conversion window directly afterwards.
Step 2Set Spotify Output Format for iMovie
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Go to the top menu, select "Preferences">"Convert" option and the settings window will pop up. In this window, you can choose an audio format supported by iMovie as the output format, like MP3, WAV, AAC. Besides, you can also customize output parameters as you like, such as bit rate, sample rate, etc.
Step 3Download Spotify Music for iMovie
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To start the downloading process, please press the 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner of the main interface. Just a hint, to make the conversion process stable, you'd better disable your Antivirus or Firewall. When it's done, you can navigate to the target folder of your computer to view the downloaded Spotify songs.

Part 3. How to Add Music from Spotify to iMovie on Mac

Congratulation! Now that you've downloaded Spotify Music to the computer and saved it as iMovie compatible file, it's time to put a Spotify song in iMovie on Mac and then set Spotify song as the background music for iMovie videos.

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How to Import Songs from Spotify to iMovie

Step 1. Open iMovie on your Mac and launch your iMovie project. Please make sure you have transferred Spotify converted files to iTunes in advance. For how to do it, please visit: How to Transfer Spotify to iTunes Library.

Step 2. To add Spotify Music to iMovie, please click the 'Audio' option and select 'iTunes' from the sidebar.After that you can browse the target Spotify Music downloads that you'd like to add to your project.

Step 3. Now, you can drag and drop the Spotify clip to the background music well. Then it’s able to position, trim and edit the added Spotify audio clips independently in the timeline.

Part 4. How to Add Spotify to iMovie on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

No matter for what purpose, you can import music from Spotify to iMovie on iOS devices. If you are a novice in using iMovie, you can follow the step-by-step guides below.

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How to Put Spotify Music on iMovie on iPhone

Step 1. Please transfer Spotify Music to your iPhone with the help of iTunes.

Step 2. Open the iMovie Project on your iPhone and click the "Add Media" button.

Step 3. Now you can select the Spotify Music you want to add in iMovie to preview it.

Step 4. Click the "plus" button next to the Spotify song, you can add music to iMovie on iPhone from Spotify. After that feel free to edit the Spotify song in your project timeline in the way you want.

How to Get Spotify Music in iMovie on iPad/iPod Touch

Step 1. Move the Spotify song to your iPad or iPod Touch, then open iMovie and launch your project.

Step 2. Open your project in the timeline and click the Add Media button on the screen.

Step 3. Tap the Audio > My Music option to browse through the Spotify songs stored on your device.

Step 4. Select the Spotify song you’d like to add to your iMovie project, and tap the selected Spotify song to preview it.

Step 5. Tap on Plus next to a song and the Spotify song will be added to the bottom of the project timeline. Then, you can edit the sound effects as you wish.

Video Demo: How to Add Music to iMovie from Spotify

This video shows you how to use AudFree Spotify Music Converter to convert and download Spotify Music for iMovie. And then you can add Spotify song to iMovie on iOS and Mac devices.

Part 5. FAQs of Using Spotify Music in iMovie

Here are frequently asked questions about using Spotify songs on iMovie. Master these skills and have fun with iMovie and Spotify.

Q1: What Is iMovie?

iMovie is a video editing software for Macintosh computers. It has thousands of awesome features that allow users to edit videos and photos, music, titles, effects, and more. To put it crudely, iMovie aims to make an exclusive video along with wonderful background music.

Q2: Is There Any Free Music Available in iMovie?

In reality, you can find iMovie has built-in soundtracks and sound effects, which can be used in iMovie project with freedom.

Q3: Can We Use Spotify Music in iMovie?

As long as you use the AudFree Spotify Music Converter mentioned above, you can add music to iMovie from Spotify whenever you want.

Q4: How to Edit Spotify Music in iMovie?

Please hit on the audio clip in iMovie's timeline, and then it's able to set the start point and the end point to play Spotify Music.

Q5: How to Change Spotify Background Music in iMovie?

Just delete the Spotify Music in the timeline and click the Media tab to import a new one to the timeline.

Q6: How to Control Spotify Music Volume in iMovie?

After you add a Spotify song to iMovie, please move your pointer over the audio clip. Tap the Volume button and adjust the slider to increase or decrease the volume of Spotify Music.

Q7: How to Make Spotify Music Soft in iMovie?

When you open the iMovie Project and add music from Spotify to iMovie, please open the Inspector window to choose the Audio > Ducking button. Now you can control the ducking slider to make Spotify Music volume softer than before.

Q8: How to Add Sound Effects for Spotify Songs in iMovie?

Launch the iMovie for Mac and select Spotify Music in the timeline. Tap the Video > Audio Effects options to customize audio effects for added Spotify Music.

Part 6. To Sum Up

To add music to to iMovie Project for pleasure soundtrack, Spotify is a nice option due to its rich music catalogue. To add Spotify Music to iMovie, AudFree Spotify Music Converter is your best helper because of its unique features. Just use your ingenuity to create unparalleled videos with Spotify Music in iMovie.

Aug 23, 2022 7:00 PM

Updated by Charles Davis to Spotify Music


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