How to Cut Songs from Spotify - Simple & Fast

By Charles Davis Updated on 2023-04-17 / Update for Spotify Tips

Can you trim songs on Spotify? The song "One" by Metallica has a whole minute of 'nothing'. And Oasis - D'you know what I mean - has about 30 seconds of "digital" weird songs before the music actually starts. While it's not a strange thing that the weird sounds occur in the Spotify streaming songs, it largely breaks our immersion when listening to Spotify songs.

Despite similar issues are raised on Reddit, there is still no perfect reply in the thread. So, how to solve this problem in an appropriate way? It might be a good idea to cut songs on Spotify. In this post, I'd like to share simple and fast solutions on how to cut music from Spotify on iPhone, Android devices, and computers for your reference.

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Part 1. Can You Cut Songs on Spotify?

As you know, Spotify free users can play music online, and Spotify Premium subscribers are provided with an offline mode to enjoy Spotify Music with no data usage. However, there is no option for all Spotify users to cut music from Spotify directly.

Yes, many audio or video editing apps support cutting music into small clips or clipping unwanted audio segments directly. How about cutting a song from Spotify via such software? Please note that Spotify downloads are cache files, which are not available on other devices except the Spotify app due to digital rights management protection.

You can't do anything else with Spotify Music, such as cutting, editing, transferring, and so on. Under this circumstance, if you are looking for a solution to cut Spotify songs, the promise is to download Spotify music to computer as local files that audio cutters support.

Part 2. Best Tool to Download Music from Spotify for Cutting

To download songs and play lists from Spotify for cutting in audio trimmers, you might try AudFree Spotify Music Downloader, a powerful music downloader and converter for Spotify free and premium members. It also has the ability to remove the protection restrictions of Spotify songs. In fact, this smart Spotify downloader is designed for Spotify desktop app and is proficient in downloading Spotify songs as local music files.

What's more, with the extra support of this best music converter, you are able to convert Spotify to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC and other popular audio formats. Spotify Music downloads won't lose any original quality and ID3 tags. This way, you can shorten songs on Spotify via any audio cutter for iPhone, Android, macs, and Windows with no limitations.

AudFree Spotify Music Downloader

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  • Remove digital lock from Spotify songs
  • Convert Spotify to MP3, FLAC, M4A, etc.
  • Download Spotify Music with Spotify Free account for cutting
  • Work at 5X speed to process 100 tracks at once

How to Download Spotify Songs for Cutting

Now, let's get started with the user guide of AudFree Spotify Music Converter to download Spotify songs and play lists as audio cutter-compatible common audio files. As a result, you have the freedom to take any cutting action on Spotify whenever you want.

Step 1Import Spotify Songs to AudFree SpoDable
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Download and open AudFree Spotify Music Converter. In the Spotify Music library, find new music on Spotify and drag and drop the Spotify songs you need to cut to the main interface of this converter and they will be loaded automatically. Or copy and paste the Spotify track or playlist links to the search bar at the top and tap on the "+" icon next to it to load them.
Step 2Customize Spotify Output Format and Other Settings for Cutting
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Open the menu from the top bar, then select the Preferences > Convert option. At this point, you can start setting the output parameters of Spotify Music, like format, channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc. To get the most compatible output format and the best output quality, it is recommended to choose the format as MP3 and the bit rate as 320 kbps.
Step 3Download and Convert Spotify Songs for Trimming
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Hit the "Convert" button to activate the downloading process and the whole process will be done automatically. When all the Spotify tasks are converted, you can access your local Spotify Music files by clicking the "Folder" icon from the bottom line. After that, it is able to make use of Spotify songs as you wish.

Part 3. How to Cut Music from Spotify on iPhone and Android

Now you have downloaded Spotify songs on your local computer, these local Spotify tracks are totally unprotected and free to edit. It's time to use any audio editor or media cutter to get Spotify cut songs. In this part, we will show you how to cut a song on Spotify on mobile devices respectively.

How to Cut Music on iPhone from Spotify

iMovie is a pre-installed free video and audio editing tool on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Or you can also download this application from the App Store. It provides lots of video effects and audio effects, including cropping songs. No need to equip with technical skills, it helps you easily cut music on Spotify.

Step 1. Open the iMovie for iOS app on your iPhone or other iOS devices. And then click the 'Import Media' option to locate and add Spotify to iMovie. (Please sync Spotify music to iPhone via the iTunes from your computer first.)

Step 2. Drag the Spotify music from the 'Media Window' to the 'Timeline' section. After that, you can customize the position of the cutting your Spotify audio files

Step 3. The last step is to right click on the clip and choose the 'Split Clip' button to crop songs on Spotify. Later, you can share the Spotify music to Instagram Story or more social media.

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How to Clip Music from Spotify on Android

MP3 Cutter is one of the best audio-cutting programs allowing you to cut any parts of audio on your Android and iOS devices, including downloaded Spotify tracks. Besides, you can also use it to set Spotify music as an Android ringtone or alarm tone individually.

Step 1. Please fire up the MP3 Cutter on your Android devices. And then select the Spotify music files stored on your Android. (Please make sure you have transferred Spotify music to Android from your computer via USB cable or WiFi connection in advance.)

Step 2. Tap on the 'Music Cutter' section to enter the cutting mode, in which you can drag the arrows to trim a song on Spotify.

Step 3. When all things are done, please click the 'Save' button to confirm them and share your new Spotify files.

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Part 4. How to Shorten Songs on Spotify on Windows and macs Computer

If you are using a Mac computer, you can use iMovie to cut songs from Spotify. Here, though, we'll cover a method that also works on Windows computers. Besides, the above ways need you to install an extra app on your devices, so here, we will introduce an online way to perform this.

Clideo Audio Cutter Online is a trustworthy and easy-to-use MP3 song cutter. It supports a wide variety of popular audio formats, including MP3, WAV, MMA, and so on. Apart from shortening Spotify songs, it provides the ability to fade in and fade out your Spotify music track.

How to Trim Songs on Spotify Online

Step 1. Navigate to the user-friendly MP3 music cutter online website, and then click the blue 'Choose files' button to find and import Spotify songs to this software.

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Step 2. And then, you can select the Spotify music length by moving two markers or by manually inserting the desired start and end time in seconds.

Step 3. Click the 'Export' button at the right-bottom corner of the website to trim Spotify songs online.

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Part 5. Another Way to Trim and Edit Music from Spotify Directly

To tell you the truth, AudFree Software also has a comprehensive and powerful tool called AudFree Audio Capture, which in addition to recording and downloading Spotify songs, also allows you to clip music from Spotify according to your needs. It is possible to get music from many sources, such as video sharing sites, popular music streaming platforms, etc.

Actually, it mainly works by grabbing songs from Spotify Music app, then ripping and converting them to MP3, FLAC, AAC and more. Using innovative audio recording and encoding technology, it intelligently splits Spotify audio recordings into separate tracks accurately and enables you to trim and edit songs from Spotify without hassle.

How to Edit Spotify Songs via AudFree Audio Capture

Step 1. Open AudFree Audio Capture, in the main screen, click the "Select/Add an App" area to add the target program to it.

Step 2. Tap the "Format" section at the bottom, you can adjust the output format of Spotify songs, like MP3, AAC, FLAC. Next, choose the output audio quality and touch the 'settings' icon to head to reset encoder, bit rate and more. Then click "Create and apply" to save the settings.

Step 3. Touch the Spotify option from AudFree and click on the 'Start' button. Then you can navigate to the Spotify Music app to play your favorite Spotify songs. AudFree program will start the real-time recording and downloading process.

Step 4. After the download is finished, tap the 'Stop' button and hit the "Trim" and "Edit Tags" icons next to the Spotify track to cut music on Spotify and edit ID3 tags. After that, hit on the "Save" button to get the Spotify songs on your computer for free use.

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Part 6. In Conclusion

Spotify streaming music site offers flawless songs online most of the time, but there are exceptions. Sometimes, you might only want the a part of your favorite Spotify tunes. So, you can make good use of the five effective tools above to cut music from Spotify to your satisfaction. Don't hesitate to take action as you deserve the perfect Spotify songs.

Charles Davis

Charles Davis

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Charles Davis is the chief-editor of AudFree Company, who writes a variety of tech articles and music reviews, such as hot software releases and Spotify music tips.

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