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How to Add Music from Spotify to iMovie Project?

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

Add Spotify Music to iMovie

What is iMovie?

iMovie is an excellent free video editing tool for macOS and iOS users. It comes with awesome features, for example, join and trim clips, apply effects, view all your video and audio with ease, share to popular web video sites instantly. You must 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

Tutorial: How to Add a Sound Track from Spotify music to iMovie?

iMovie supports adding certain audio formats, but this does not extend to the streaming music, like Spotify music. Because all of Spotify music 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 Sidify Music Converter like Sidify Music Converter. With it, you can download music from Spotify to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV or AIFF 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 Spotify
  • Sidify Music Converter

Step 1Import Music from Spotify to Sidify

To start with, just launch Sidify prorgam, click " Add button" icon and then drag and drop any music file or playlist from Spotify to Sidify adding window. Check the music that you need to convert and then press "OK".

Add Spotify Songs or Playlist

Step 2Choose Output Settings

Then click the setting button to change the basic parameters (Including Output format, Output quality and Conversion mode, etc.). Here you can choose format as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV or AIFF, adjust output quality up to 320 kbps and choose 5X conversion speed.

Tips: Sidify program supports saving the output audio into Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist folder for meeting various user's needs.
Choose MP3 as Output Format

Step 3Start Conversion

Tap the "Convert" button to start downloading Spotify music to plain format with ID3 tags kept after conversion.

Downloading and Converting

Step 4Find the Well- downloaded MP3 Files

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

find the well-converted files

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 trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables us to convert 3-minute audio for sample testing, you can unlock the time limitation by purchasing the full version.

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