As more and more listeners prefer streaming music online, all kinds of music streaming services keep popping up with various features and its own quirks. Spotify, the dominant King in the music streaming world with 180 million active users, is a freemium service and provides users with three types of subscription – Spotify Free, Spotify Premium ($9.99) and Spotify Family ($14.99).
Spotify offers a massive music library and enables all kinds of subscribers to listen to up-to-date music online anywhere anytime and it doesn’t take up space on your hard drive. But the downside of it, like other streaming music services, is that we are unable to download music from Spotify as local files because of Digital Rights Management, short for DRM.
As a result, a great many people are wondering whether there is a way to get rid of the restrictions so as to download music from Spotify to DRM-free MP3 format. In this article, we are going to introduce the best way to get music downloaded from Spotify (Free) to MP3 by applying the most popular Spotify DRM removal tool – NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter.
NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is a professional tool which is able to remove DRM from Spotify and convert Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, WAV or FLAC format, keeping ID3 tags and 100% lossless quality after conversion. Here are the key features of the program:
NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter supports both Windows and Mac OS. Here we will take Windows version as an example to guide you to download music from Spotify to MP3 step by step. For Mac users, please refer to How to Download Music from Spotify to MP3 on Mac for detailed steps.
Click "Add" button on the upper left. There will be a pop-up window prompting you to copy and paste or drag and drop the song / playlist link from Spotify to NoteBurner.
Click the "Settings" button on the upper right. Here you can choose output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV), output quality (High 320kbps, Medium 256kbps, Low 128kbps), conversion speed as well as output path. Please select "MP3" as the output format here.
Click "Convert" button to convert the Spotify songs to MP3 format. Once the conversion is finished, all the Spotify songs you chose in Step 2 will have already been converted and downloaded to the output folder you set in previous step.
By clicking the "History" button (like a clock) on the upper right or directly going to the output folder you customized in Step 3, you can find all the downloaded music from Spotify in MP3 format.
Now you’ve got music downloaded from Spotify. You can easily stream the songs for offline listening, transfer them to a USB or sync them to any other devices if you like.
Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter enables us to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock the limitation.
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