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How to Add Music from Spotify to iMovie Project?


Background music helps to build the mood and provides a dynamic effect to our perception of the video – no matter whether it’s a movie, a hobby video, or a video presentation. However, when you find out that you can’t import the audio files from Spotify into iMovie, you can follow this simple tutorial to add Spotify audio to iMovie.

Add Spotify Music to iMovie

iMovie is an excellent free video editing tool for macOS and iOS users. It comes with awesome features like join and trim clips, apply effects, view all your video and audio with ease and share to popular web video sites instantly. You may want to know the best formats for iMovie. The official line is DV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MOV and M4V file types are compatible with iMovie. For more details, just refer to the following:

iMovie Supported Audio File Formats: MP3, WAV, M4A, AIFF, AAC

iMovie Supported Video File Formats: MP4, MOV, MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV, HDV, MPEG-4, H.264


iMovie supports adding certain audio formats, but this does not include streaming music, like Spotify music. Because all the Spotify songs are protected, even Spotify Premium users can’t take the downloaded Spotify albums and playlists outside of the Spotify client for playback. So if you need to import Spotify music to iMovie, you need to get music from Spotify.

In fact, there is an easy and effective way to solve the problem effortlessly. What you need is just an awesome Music Converter like Sidify Music Converter. With this tool, you can download music from Spotify to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC with 100% original quality. The following tutorial would show you how to add Spotify music to iMovie. Please download this useful tool on your computer first.

Sidify iconEquipment Preparation:

  • A Computer running Mac OS or Windows OS
  • Installed the latest version of Sidify Music Converter
  • A Spotify Free or Premium account.

This is a tutorial using Sidify Music Converter for Mac as the demo. If you are a Windows user, please kindly follow the steps in this tutorial Download Spotify Playlists on Windows.

Step 1Access Spotify Web Player

Launch Sidify Music Converter on your Mac. Click the Open Spotify Web Player and log in with your Spotify Free or Spotify Premium account to access the Spotify streaming service.

Please feel assured that Sidify won't collect your personal information. The program is just to read and analyze the audio sources and put them for conversion later.

access spotify web player

Step 2Choose Output Settings

Then click the setting button to change the basic parameters (Including Output format, Output quality and Output file name, etc.). Here you can choose format as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC, adjust output quality up to 320 kbps.

Tips: If you are a Premium user of Spotify music, you are allowed to stream up to 320kbps music on Spotify, so you can use our Sidify program to download music from Spotify with up to 320kbps quality.
set up spotify music output settings

Step 3Add Playlist to List

Now, open any Spotify Music playlist and click the Add to list function. Then just tick off the box next to the song to select it. After that, press the Convert Now button to start the Spotify downloading.

Click "Save to list" can help you convert multiple playlists at the same time. After choosing all the songs you want to convert, you can click the "Task list" button to convert them.

add spotify music to convert

Step 4Start to Convert

Now, you just wait for the process to complete itself. It won't take you much time since Sidify work out the conversion at 10X faster speed.

converting spotify music

Step 5Find the Well- downloaded MP3 Files

After conversion, you can click the History button to easily find the well-downloaded MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/ AIFF/ALAC file in the top right corner.

checked converted spotify music

Now, the Spotify music is well-converted to the plain MP3 audio file and you can use them as background music for your iMovie project.

Note: The free trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables us to convert the first 3 minutes of the file and convert only 3 files at one time. To evaluate the final outcome for each audio file, you can unlock the time limitations by purchasing the full version.

Video Tutorial - How to Add Music from Spotify to iMovie

Important Notes

Sidify strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device, with the highest quality.

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