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How to Add Spotify Music to Virtual DJ Software

By Zoe Clarke

August 21, 2018

Spotify has once supported its users to play music on Virtual DJ. However, for some unexpected reasons, they've mutually canceled the access between them. Check the following paragraphs to see the relationship between Spotify and Virtual DJ.


Part 1. What is Virtual DJ?

Virtual DJ is also known as VDJ. It's an audio and video mixing software that developed by Atomix Production Inc. The program enables DJs to stream and mix their music with or without an external controller. It supports connecting with a MIDI controller or traditional DJ hardware. There are 5 different licenses to meets different requirements: VirtualDJ Home FREE, VirtualDJ Home PLUS, VirtualDJ LE 8, VirtualDJ PRO OEM and VirtualDJ PRO. It's now having it's Virtual DJ 8 version which is becoming more and more powerful and professional.

Virtual DJ8

Part 2. Connections Between Spotify and DJ

Spotify has dreaming of getting into the DJ business for long. In December, 2015, they have already added a new feature called Spotify Party to offer "expert-made" mixed party playlists. To act like an actual DJ, Spotify includes a queue features to help party organizer to reorganize or remove tunes easily in the playlist.

Spotify has also cooperated with some third-party DJ software, such as VirtualDJ and Djay Pro. However, in September 2017, VirtualDj (VDJ) announced an update saying "Spotify is currently no longer available in VDJ as they have recently changed their terms in regards to using Spotify inside Professional DJ applications. We are in discussions with Spotify in order to restore and improve the service but currrently no ETA can be provided." So, before they can both provides the solution for the licensing issue, they will complete remove access between Spotify and VDJ.

Part 3. Impact of The Removal of Spotify-VDJ Integration

After this unexpected news released, it has made a great impact among DJs who enjoy streaming and mixing party songs with the integration of Spotify and VDJ. At that time, you can find that on forums or communities of the two companies as well as the DJ amateur discussions there are many threads and posts talking about virtual DJ Spotify and solutions to import Spotify to VDJ. Let's check one or two of them:

"Does anyone know if it is somehow possible to connect my Spotify to Virtual DJ? I have beeen looking throught the internet, and I can't really find anything."

"How do I transfer my playlist to Virtual DJ? I just purchased a sound board and cannot get my Spotify playlist to load onto Virtual DJ. Any suggestions?"

Part 4. How to Use Spotify with Virtual DJ

Even though there's no direct entrance between Spotify and Virtual DJ. We do have methods to add Spotify to Virtual DJ. What you need is Spotify Music, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter and Virtual DJ installed on your computer. As Spotify music format is a little bit different from MP3 format, which means, it is DRM-protected to protect the songs and lyrics from being illegally use for commercial purpose. It is not necessarily supported on some devices and software. Thus, we must remove DRM restriction with TuneFab Spotify Music Converter.

1. Freely download Spotify music to PC even without Spotify premium subscription.

2. Simply drag & drop Spotify songs into the convert and DRM restriction will easily be removed.

3. Different audio formats including MP3, WAV, M4A and FLAC are supported.

4. Change bit rates and sample rates to custom sound quality.

Download TuneFab Spotify Music Converter on your computer and let's begin the steps:

Step 1. Download and install The Spotify Music Converter

Download TuneFab Spotify Music Converter on your computer and launch the program after the installation.

Main Interface

Step 2. Add Spotify Songs to Convert

After launching the program, Spotify Music software will be brought up and you are allowed to drap and drop songs from Spotify library to your computer. If you don't have Spotify installed, you can also find the song links you want from Spotify for Web. When finished, click "Add" to move on to the next step.

Add Files on Mac

Step 3. Set up Output Format

Go to "Option" > "Advanced" and choose "MP3" in the Format section.

Select Output Formats Mac

Step 4. Start Converting Spotify Songs

Choose "Convert" after everything is ready.

Convert Spotify Music on Mac

Note: If you would love to easily locate your MP3 file, you can set up a output folder before the conversion by going to "Options" > "General" and see in which folder your Spotify music is output.

Choose Output Folder on Mac

Now your Spotify music are downloaded on your computer with the 4 simple steps above. Just launch VDJ 8 on your computer and simply add MP3 songs to DJ your own party with Spotify music. As Spotify might change its service anytime, it is not safe to stream your songs without copying Spotify to external hard drive or other cloud service. Using TuneFab Spotify Music Converter can not only add Spotify to Virtual DJ, but also made a copy to back up Spotify music to OneDrive.

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