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Step-by-step Guide on How to Extract Music from Spotify

By Tony Moton

Updated on April 26, 2019

"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', but I can't find the encoded files containing the audio files. Has anyone tried to download their Spotify playlist to obtain the mp3? I am trying to make an audio CD to play music in my car."

Have you also encountered the same problem above? The main reason for the failure mainly refers to the DRM encryption added on Spotify's OGG songs, which restricts users to play Spotify Music outside the Spotify program on any of their devices. Even the premium users cannot use the downloaded files freely - they cannot play Spotify music on other music players. Therefore, many Spotify users are looking for a way to extract music from Spotify. So, are there any useful and easy ways to achieve this goal? This passage will show you the guide on how to extract music from Spotify successfully.

Tools you need:

1. TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

2. Spotify Application

3. Mac PC

Introduction of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

TuneFab Spotify Music Converter can extract music from Spotify with lossless quality and fast speed. Meanwhile, it keeps the information of the song, including artist, album, etc. In addition, the format of the converted songs can be MP3, M4A, WAV or FLAC.


• Extract music from Spotify Music and remove the DRM encryption;

• Record songs with 100% lossless quality;

• Keep all ID3 tags and metadata;

• Save the files in MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC;

• Easy to use and support batch conversion.

How to Extract Music from Spotify with TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Step 1. Download and Install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Firstly, click on the download button to install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter. You are free to use the free trial version.

Step 2. Add Files to TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Then, you'll need to add Spotify songs to this program by clicking "Add Files" button. Two ways are offered.

#1. You can directly drag the song, album or artist from Spotify to the Converter

#2. On the Spotify interface, find the songs, album or artist. Then, click "Share" > "Copy Song Link". Finally, paste the link on the "Search" section and click "+" to add.

Add Music to Spotify

Step 3. Change Output Settings

After adding all the Spotify songs you want to extract, you can set the output format and choose the output folder. TuneFab Spotify Music Converter can save the converted files in MP3, M4A, WAV and FLAC.

# 1. Choose Output Format

Click "Options" > "Advanced". Here you can set not only the output format but also sample rate as well as bit rate(quality of the music).

#2. Choose Output Folder

Go to the "General" section. Here you can choose the output folder for saving the converted Spotify songs. If you skip this step, the files will be saved in the default folder. Remember to click the "Save" button to save your setting.

Set Music Parameter

Step 4. Start to Extract Spotify Songs

Now, you have added the Spotify songs to the converter and finished your setting. Let's begin converting. All you need is one click on the "Convert" button.

Converting Spotify Music to MP3

Step 5. Find the Extracted Spotify Songs

When TuneFab Spotify Music Converter finishes converting all the Spotify songs, click the "History" button and go to the output folder to get the converted files. Then you can put the converted Spotify songs on any devices you want.

Through the above steps, you can successfully extract music from Spotify. Now, try to move these songs and play them on any of your devices such as iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, Android phone, tablets, TV, or even on your car. Wish you could enjoy them. If this guide is helpful to you, please help to share TuneFab Spotify Music Converter to your friends to help them extract music from Spotify.

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