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How to Extract MP3 Files from Spotify Songs

author By Harper North
Updated on: April 23, 2024
Category: Spotify Music Tips

Although Spotify is perfect for music fans, it does not provide an option to extract the MP3 files from Spotify, thus, the subscribers can't download Spotify songs or play on MP3 player.

"I pay for Spotify Premium and can download all my tracks for offline use. I know the files are located on my HD so I click 'show package contents' on the Spotify app and navigate to the contents but I can't find the encoded files containing the audio files. I am reading about how Spotify encodes and protects the music preventing users from downloading the audio files. Has anyone tried to download their Spotify playlist to obtain the mp3's?"
Extract MP3 from Spotify

Even you are the Spotify Premium subscriber, it is out of luck to obtain the MP3 audio from Spotify song. What if you need to rip MP3 from Spotify, any ways to enjoy Spotify songs in MP3 format? The article introduces you Sidify Music Converter, which is a Spotify to MP3 ripper that helps extract the MP3 files from Spotify songs from any tracks or playlist. Here's the step-by-step tutorial on how to obtain MP3 audio from Spotify with Sidify.

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If you want a tool to convert any streaming music (including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube, YouTube Music, SoundCloud, DailyMotion …) to MP3, Sidify All-In-One is the go-to choice.

Step-to-step Guide on Ripping Spotify Music to MP3 Audio Files with Sidify

Tools needed: Sidify Music Converter, Spotify Application, a computer running Mac OS or Windows OS.

This is a tutorial using Sidify Music Converter for Windows as demo. If you are a Mac user, please kindly follow the steps in the article Ripping Spotify Music to MP3 Audio Files on Mac.

Step 1Choose Conversion Mode

Upon starting Sidify Music Converter, you need to choose one conversion mode to start: Spotify App or Spotify Webplayer. (>> App Mode vs Webplayer Mode)

choose conversion mode

Let's select the Spotify app mode to access the interface of Sidify as below. Spotify music app will be launched automatically.

Main interface of Sidify Music Converter

Step 2Import Songs or Playlist from Spotify to Sidify Music Converter

Drag and drop a single song or the whole playlist from Spotify to Sidify program. Check the songs you would like to convert, then click Add.

add Spotify songs

Step 3Choose MP3 as Output Format

The added Spotify songs would appear on the main panel of Sidify Music Converter, displaying information of music name, artist, album, and duration. Click the gear Settings icon at the left panel and choose output format as MP3. By default, Sidify program would convert the songs at a fast speed.

Set output as MP3

Step 3Start Conversion

After you have adjusted the settings, it is time to convert the Spotify songs to MP3 by clicking Convert button. Sidify music converter will convert the Spotify songs one by one with lossless quality.

Convert Spotify songs to MP3

Step 4Open Destination Folder to Get the MP3 Files

When the conversion process is completed, you can find the MP3 files which are extracted from Spotify by going to the destination folder. If you don't change the path, the output files would be located under "/Users/USERNAME/Documents/Sidify Music Converter" by default.

You can also check the conversion history and locate the output files by clicking the Converted tab.


With the above simple 4 steps, you are able to extract MP3 audio files from Spotify songs easily. Sidify music converter can keep 100% lossless quality as well as ID3 tags after conversion, giving you a perfect experience on enjoying Spotify music in MP3.

Note: The trial version of Sidify Music Converter has 1 minute conversion limit. You can unlock the limitation by purchasing the full version.

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Harper North | Staff Writer

Harper is a content writer with a profound understanding of the streaming music landscape and a specialization in music converters. She creates informative content on tools, techniques, and trends in music conversion, providing expert advice, detailed reviews, and guides.

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