"Can you add Spotify music to iMovie?" In a video project, the background music is one of the important elements. With BGM, a video can be more attracting and wonderful. When it comes to Spotify to iMovie, yet, you can't add Spotify songs to iMovie in a direct way. That's because Spotify is not supported by iMovie now.
But, there are still ways for you to make it. In this post, we will guide you on how to add music to iMovie from Spotify. You can do that on your iPhone, Mac computer and other iOS devices. Now, let's move on and read the detailed tutorial below.
Part 1. Can You Add Music to iMovie from Spotify?
Why can't you add Spotify song to iMovie? In this section, you will know the reason. Please check them out now.
iMovie is a built-in video editor that is installed on iOS and macOS systems by default. With a concise but useful design, iMovie can help you make wonderful video projects. You can cut and trim video clips and add special effects. Also, you can put background music in a proper place in iMovie. It is noted that iMovie only supports common audio formats like MP3, WAV, M4A, AIFF, AAC, and more.
While Spotify is a popular streaming music service. It offers the Spotify app and Web Player for users to enjoy music. It covers songs, playlists, radios, podcasts, and other kinds of audio catalogs. Spotify is no doubt the best place for music lovers to get their favorite music resources for free. If you subscribe to Spotify's premium plan, you can download music from Spotify. But the point is, even if you are a Spotify subscriber, Spotify downloaded files can be only played on the Spotify app. Besides, the downloaded Spotify music is also protected. It is in a special format called Ogg Vorbis. So, it is impossible to add Spotify song to iMovie.
|iMovie Supported Audio Formats||M4A, MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV|
|Spotify Audio Format||Special OGG Vorbis|
So, how to add songs to iMovie from Spotify? Please don't worry. Keep reading and you will find the answer.
Part 2. How to Add Music to iMovie from Spotify - Best Tool
How to use Spotify music in iMovie? To make it, you need to convert Spotify OGG Vorbis to iMovie-compatible formats first.
Here, DRmare Spotify Music Converter is the best lifesaver for your Spotify streams. It can download Spotify songs as local files with 100% original quality kept. It's proficient in converting Spotify to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, and M4B. In this case, you can get Spotify music to iMovie-supported audio files. You can also find 100% raw ID3 tags in the converted files, including titles, years, and more.
Also, this DRmare program can work at a fast conversion rate. So, it won't take long to complete the conversion. And it can save the lossless audio quality of Spotify tracks during the conversion. Then you can get better quality Spotify music for iMovie. Once got Spotify songs, you can head to add song to iMovie from Spotify without any limits.
DRmare Spotify Music Converter
How to Download Spotify Music for iMovie by DRmare Spotify Music Converter
This smart tool is designed with a simple interface and has a small size. And it comes with many other amazing functions. Now let's see the specific steps of how to get music from Spotify to iMovie-compatible audio formats with it.
- Step 1Drag and drop songs from Spotify to DRmare
- Install and open DRmare Spotify Music Converter. The Spotify app will open later. Find, drag and drop the song from Spotify to the empty field on the main interface of DRmare. Or you can copy the link of the audio, and paste it into the search bar in DRmare. Then click the '+' icon beside. Wait a few seconds till they are all loaded to DRmare.
- Step 2Modify the output settings for Spotify to iMovie
- On the Mac computer, you need to go to the top-left corner to find the menu of Mac. Then tap on the name 'DRmare Spotify Music Converter'. On the opened Settings page, you can reset the output formats. To add Spotify to iMovie, please define the output format as M4A or another iMovie-supported format. You can also personalize other parameters, like bit rate, sample rate and more for Spotify downloads.
- Step 3Convert Spotify songs for use in iMovie
- When you customized settings, press 'OK' to confirm them. Then click the big 'Convert' button to start converting Spotify music for iMovie. After the conversion, please check local Spotify music in the local folder of your computer. Now, all the converted Spotify tracks are local, unprotected, and available to import to iMovie.
Part 3. How to Add Spotify Music to iMovie on Mac
With the tool above, you got the local Spotify songs on your computer. In this section, we will show you how to import music from Spotify to iMovie on Mac computer.
Please transfer Spotify converted files to the Apple Music library in advance. For how to do it, please refer to How to Transfer Spotify to iTunes Library. After imported Spotify files to iTunes, then you can sync them on your iPhone or other iOS devices via the iTunes app. Once done, you can continue the following steps.
Step 1. Open the iMovie app on your Mac computer. Then open a video project and choose the 'Audio' option.
Step 2. Choose 'iTunes' > 'Music' from the sidebar. Browse the target folder that contains the Spotify downloads. Then select what you like for your project.
Step 3. Drag and drop to import Spotify music to iMovie as the background music.
Now, you are free to split, edit, and add effects to the added Spotify clip in the timeline.
Part 4. How to Get Spotify Music on iMovie on iPhone/iPad
If you are using iMovie for iOS devices, you can follow the below steps to learn how to add music from Spotify to iMovie on iPhone.
Note: Please sync all the local Spotify songs to your iPhone or other iOS devices with iTunes or iCloud in advance.
How to Put Music from Spotify into iMovie on iPad
Step 1. Open iMovie on your iPad and add your video clip.
Step 2. Select the 'Add Media' button to start to add a Spotify song to iMovie.
Step 3. Tap the 'Audio' button. Then you can hit 'My Music' to select songs that you'd saved in iCloud Drive.
Step 4. Select the Spotify songs you want to add to iMovie. Then tap it for previewing.
Step 5. Click on the 'plus' button next to the song you want to import. Then it will be added to the timeline in iMovie. And then you can edit the soundtrack you like.
How to Add Music to iMovie on iPhone from Spotify
Step 1. Launch iMovie on your iPhone.
Step 2. Head to 'Select New Project' > 'Movie' to upload your video clip. And then hit on the 'Create Movie' button.
Step 3. Click on the '+' icon on the screen and touch the 'Add Media' button.
Step 4. Now, tap the 'Audio' > 'My Music' to choose the Spotify songs you want to import to iMovie.
Step 5. Touch the '+' icon next to the soundtrack to add it to iMovie.
Part 5. FAQs about Spotify to iMovie
Q1: Can I Use Spotify Music on iMovie?
A: In general, you can't. The Spotify music format can't be recognized by iMovie. But you can use the DRmare Music Converter to help you. For more detail, you can refer to Part 2.
Q2: Is There Any Free Music in iMovie?
A: Yes. iMovie has built-in soundtracks and sound effects for free. You can use them in your iMovie projects without any charge.
Q3: How to Edit or Trim Spotify Music in iMovie?
A: Click on the audio clip in the timeline on iMovie. Then you can reset the start and end points for the Spotify songs.
See also: How to Cut Spotify Song
Q4: Can I Backup iMovie Projects for Saving and Sharing?
A: You can upload your iMovie projects to iCloud on your Mac and iOS devices for saving. After syncing, you can share iMovie files with others as well.
Q5: How Can I Control the Spotify Music Volume in iMovie?
A: After adding music to iMovie from Spotify, click on the 'Volume' button. Then you can adjust the volume of Spotify songs according to your needs.
See also: How to Make Spotify Music Louder
Q6: How Can I Change a Spotify Soundtrack in iMovie?
A: You need to delete the current soundtrack in the iMovie timeline first. Then hit on the 'Media' option to add a new one you like to the timeline.
Q7: Can I Add Music from Spotify to iMovie without iTunes?
A: Once you got the local Spotify audio files, you can drag and drop them to iMovie from the Finder on your Mac.
Part 6. In Conclusion
Here are the steps how to add music to iMovie from Spotify on Mac and iOS devices in this post. You can read it and follow it and then start. With DRmare Spotify Music Converter, you can use Spotify song in iMovie with ease. By using this tool, you don't need to subscribe to the Spotify Premium plan. That's to say, you can download Spotify songs without Spotify premium. And then you will get local common Spotify audio files on your computer for use on any device or platform.