How to Import Spotify Music to Mixxx DJ Software

"When I open Mixxx, Spotify says all my songs are unavailable. Does it mean Spotify is not compatible with Mixxx? Is there a way to import Spotify music to Mixxx?" - Question from Reddit.

DJing is not new for music fans but it can be a very hard task which requires professional music technology. If you are new to DJ, you don't need to start with professional paid DJ tools like Virtual DJ, Traktor, Serato DJ. Just get the free DJ software Mixxx or Rekordbox.

Compared to Rekordbox, Mixxx has a lot of advantages like having automatic crossfade, mixtape recording, supporting MP3, WAVE,microphones, MIDI and HID controllers and so on, making it easy to get started to DJ even if you are a beginner.

The only small drawback is that like other DJ softwares, Mixxx still doesn't integrate with Spotify which is the most widely used streaming service in the world. Now let's find out the reasons and the alternative solutions.

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Part 1. Why Spotify Is Not Compatible with Mixxx

According to Spotify license policy, users can only use the songs for personal, not commercial. This is why all the paid softwares Virtual DJ, Traktor, Serato are not supported.

Mixxx is free but it still asks for users to donate money from its official website. Yet, when you are DJing with Mixxx, Spotify can't control if you are making money from it or not.

As of the time being, the only free DJ software supported is Djay 2 app powered by exclusive hardware from Pioneer, Numark, Vestax etc. If you are premium users of Spotify, you can DJ Spotify with the Djay 2 app.

Part 2. What Can We Do to Integrate Streaming Music to Mixxx

If you visit Mixxx or other streaming music forums, you will will many users complain that they can't use streaming music as source of Mixxx. Currently, there is few things users can do except waiting Mixxx to add the integration with other streaming service like Google Play music, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Unlimited and so on. And to accelerate this process, you may submit your wish to the developers from the Mixxx forum.

Besides, though you can't use the streaming music directly, you can structure a similar playlist from Mixxx directly. Mixxx has an integrated database library, you can manually create a playlist or use third party tools to help you generate the playlist automatically.

You can follow these tips to sync Spotify playlist to Mixxx by Musconv. This tool can get access to the playlist data and use it to generate a similar playlist automatically.

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Part 3. Best Way to Import Spotify to Mixxx

Spotify has over 50 millions of songs. If your local music library Mixxx doesn't contain the all the songs, then you won't be able to structure a same playlist you have on Spotify.

In this case, you need a better solution by using DRmare Spotify Downloader for Mac/Windows.

With it, you can unlock Spotify songs and download Spotify OGG as MP3 for distributing anywhere. It supports many formats such as MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4B. For more details, check the top features of it.

DRmare Spotify Converter

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  • Convert Spotify tracks, playlists, albums and so on
  • Lossless audio quality, get best quality songs without paying for any money
  • 5X super fast speed, save your efforts to download music
  • Empower you to enjoy music in any way you want
Step 1Import Spotify songs
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If you have already created playlists from Spotify, you can drag & drop the playlist to DRmare Spotify Converter main screen directly. Note: It only supports up to 100 songs for each playlist due to the Spotify API limitation. If you have more than 100 songs in a playlist, you can split it to two playlists or more.
Step 2Select output format
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Mixxx supports various music formats including MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4A and WAV. To make sure the output Spotify songs compatible with your Mixxx DJ software, please select one universal format such as MP3. And you can customize the channel, sample rate, bit rate.
Step 3Download Spotify music
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Finally, you can click "Convert" to save the songs from Spotify server to your local computer. With the 5X converting speed, it won't take you long to get your music.
Step 4Add Spotify songs to Mixxx DJ
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Finally you can import the converted Spotify tracks and start to mix the songs on Mixxx. You can go to "Preferences" > "Library" of Mixxx and then add the folder when you save the downloaded songs. It will quickly import songs. Hope you enjoy Djing Spotify songs on Mixxx.

Sept 23, 2019 5:53 pm

Posted by Harry Zamorski to Spotify Music Tips