Q: "Spotify really offers great tracks, but I don't like listening to the intros of some of the songs. Is there any way to trim the intros off? Thanks in advance."
There may be times when you are not happy with the music you are listening to. You may want to add songs to your playlist or edit some of them. So, are you able to edit Spotify songs? In 2018, Spotify used to allow users to edit metadata for songs, albums, and artists. But Spotify has long since shut down this great feature.
Please don't worry, this guide will provide you with the effective solution you need. You can learn how to edit songs on Spotify.
View also: How to Cut Spotify Music
Part 1. How to Edit Spotify Playlist
It is possible to edit your Spotify playlists including collaborative playlists. This is ideal for users who want to create and organize playlists quickly. You can add new tracks, delete unwanted songs, and even permanently remove playlists from all your devices. You can also change the title, description, pictures, and order of playlists at any time. Now we will show you how to edit playlist on Spotify.
How to Add or Remove Songs in a Playlist
Step 1. Open Spotify and then tap on 'Search' to search for the song you want to add to your playlist.
Step 2. Once found the song, tap on the 'three dots' icon next to the song.
Step 3. Choose 'Add to Playlist' and it will open a list of all your playlists.
Step 4. Select the playlist you want to add the song.
Step 5. To remove a song from your playlist, locate the song in your playlist and then tap on the 'three dots' icon and choose 'Remove from this Playlist'.
How to Edit the Title, Image, and Description of a Playlist
Step 1. Open Spotify and tap 'Your Library'.
Step 2. Tap 'Playlists' to go to all your playlists.
Step 3. Choose the playlist you want to rearrange.
Step 4. Tap on the 'three-dots' icon at the top right.
Step 5. Choose the 'Edit' option and this will allow you to edit your playlist.
Step 6. Tap and hold the 'three lines' icon next to the song, you can change the order of it.
Step 7. You can tap on the 'Add Description' button to type your playlist description.
Step 8. To change the playlist image, tap 'Change Image'.
Step 9. You are also allowed to type a new name of the playlist in the 'name' text box.
Step 10. Finally, tap on 'Done' at the top right. This will save your changes.
Step 1. Open Spotify and go to the playlist you want to edit.
Step 2. Click the 'three-dots' icon below the playlist title. Then choose 'Edit Details'.
Step 3. Then you can edit the name, image, and description of your playlist.
Step 4. Click 'Save' and it will update your playlist details.
How to Delete a Playlist
Step 1. Click the playlist that you want to delete.
Step 2. Click the 'three-dots' icon beside the 'Play' button.
Step 3. Choose 'Delete' and then click 'Delete' to confirm.
Part 2. How to Edit Spotify Username
In fact, you can't change your Spotify username. This is because it is for Spotify's servers to recognize your account. However, Spotify assigns a random combination of letters and numbers to each user. And that username is able to be changed. Now check how to edit username on Spotify.
How to Check Spotify Username
Step 1. Open the Spotify desktop app and click your 'Profile' > 'Account'.
Step 2. In the 'Account overview' tab, you can see your 'Username'.
Step 1. Open Spotify mobile app and tap on 'Settings' > 'View Profile'.
Step 2. Tap on the 'three dots' icon and then select 'Share'.
Step 3. Choose 'Copy Link' and paste the link into a text editor. You will see your username.
How to Change Spotify Username
Step 1. Open Spotify and click your 'Profile' icon at the top right.
Step 2. Click your current display name and you can type a new name.
Step 3. Click 'Save' to update your new name.
Step 1. Open Spotify and tap on the 'gear' icon at the top right.
Step 2. Tap 'View Profile' that appears below your username.
Step 3. Tap on the 'Edit profile' button to change your username.
Step 4. Tap 'Save' at the top right to save your new name.
Part 3. How to Edit Spotify Songs
Can you edit songs on Spotify? Unfortunately, the answer is no. That's because Spotify has DRM (digital rights management) protection that prevents Spotify songs from being used or edited. Even if you have a Premium account and download Spotify songs, those downloaded songs don't really belong to you. But don't worry, we will introduce a way to allow you to download Spotify songs as your local files without DRM protection.
You need DRmare Spotify Song Downloader to download Spotify songs as well as remove Spotify DRM. It also allows you to convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC files. After downloading, you can get Spotify audio files as your own with lossless audio quality. Then you can freely trim/crop the downloaded songs with any editing tools such as iTunes and Audacity.
DRmare Spotify Music Downloader
How to Download and Edit Spotify Songs without Premium
- Step 1Load the Spotify songs you want to edit
- First download the DRmare Spotify Downloader via the 'Download' button above. Then open it and you can batch import the songs by dragging & dropping them from the Spotify app. You can import up to 100 songs at a time. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the song's link into the search box of DRmare software, then click '+' to load it.
- Step 2Set output format for Spotify songs
- The original format of Spotify is OGG, you can't edit songs directly. Here you can change it to common formats such as MP3, M4A, AAC, etc. To do that, click on the 'menu' icon and then choose 'Preferences' > 'Convert'. You can also change the channel, sample rate, and so on.
- Step 3Download Spotify songs as local files
- Finally, please click "Convert" and all your added songs will be saved to your local computer. When it is done, you can find them by following the red tip. You can also achieve them in your computer's local folder. Then you will be able to edit these downloaded Spotify songs freely.
- Step 4Edit songs on Spotify
- If you just want to change some metadata of Spotify songs, iTunes is good enough to help. But if you want to have some advanced features such as crop/trim Spotify songs, add equalizer, noise-reduce, audio effects and so on, you can try the free Audacity.
- How to Eidt Spotify Songs Metadata via iTunes
- Launch iTunes, then click 'File' > 'Add File to Library' to import downloaded Spotify music to iTunes.
- Right-click the imported song and choose 'Song Info'.
- On the popup windows, you can update the song info under different tags 'Details', 'Artwork', 'Lyrics', 'Options', 'Sorting', 'File'.
- When you have done changes, click 'OK' to update your song's metadata.
- How to Edit Songs on Spotify via Audacity
- Open Audacity and then click 'File' > 'Import' > 'Audio' to import the downloaded Spotify music files to it. You can also drag and drop audio files to it directly.
- Click on 'Edit' > 'Remove Special' > 'Trim Audio' to trim Spotify songs.
- Click 'Tracks' > 'Align Tracks' > 'Start to Zero' to move the song to the beginning of the track.
- Click 'Waveform' about 1 second before the end and then choose 'Select' > 'Region' > 'Cursor to Track End' > 'Effects' > 'Fade Out'. This will allow you to fade out at the last second.
- When you have done the editing, click 'File' > 'Save Project' to save your edited Spotify songs.
- If you would like to export the edited audio to other platforms, click 'Files' > 'Export' > 'Export Audio'.
Part 4. FAQs about Editing Spotify Songs
Q1: Do You Need Spotify Premium to Edit Playlists?
A: No. To create and edit playlists on Spotify, all your need is a free or paid subscription.
Q2: Can You Edit a Song on Spotify?
A: No. Due to digital rights management, you are not allowed to edit Spotify songs. But you can use DRmare Spotify Downloader to remove the protection. Then you can edit songs on Spotify freely.
Q3: Why Can't I Edit My Spotify Playlists?
A: First try logging out of your Spotify account and then log back in. This will help trigger a sync between your account and your device. If the problem persists, check that your device OS is up to date. You can also try a clean reinstall of the Spotify app to fix the issue.
Q4: Who Can Edit Spotify Collaborative Playlists?
A: Collaborative playlists allow Spotify users to curate playlists with their friends. You can have your friends add, delete and reorder tracks.
Q5: How to Edit Payment on Spotify?
A: To change your Spotify payment, you can go to your account page. Then click the 'Account overview' tab, scroll down to 'Your Plan'. Click 'Update' and you can change your payment.
Part 5. To Sum up
That's it, you have learn how to edit songs on Spotify. Although Spotify does not allow users to edit its tracks, you can download Spotify songs with DRmare Spotify Music Converter. Then you can edit songs on Spotify through Audacity or iTunes. It's so easy once you download Spotify songs as your own. Besides, once you own the songs, you can play them on any device even if it's not compatible with Spotify.