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How to Record Spotify Music

Supported by many big record companies, such as Warner, Sony, EMI, Universal, Spotify will give customers instant access to millions of songs – from old favorites to the latest hits. Spotify is proprietary and uses digital rights management (DRM), so that users can't enjoy Spotify music freely, such as playing on car players, burning Spotify to a CD and so on. here this article will briefly introduce three ways provided by Spotify to enjoy music, Spotify Free, Premium, Family and guide people to record Spotify music.

1. Three Ways to Enjoy Music of Spotify

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Spotify provides customer three ways to enjoy music, Free, Premium and Family. The Spotify Free users can enjoy Spotify service, but it may slot in some advertising when listening to music. The Spotify Premium subscription removes advertisements and limits, and increases the bit rate to 320 Kbit/s for some songs, users will enjoy music with better tone quality; it need costs $9.99 per month and no ads to be found. For Family users, it is priced at $14.99 per month for a family of up to six users with millions of music.

However, same as iTunes, Spotify music is protected by Digital Rights Management, which limits people’s right to listen, even after the subscribing, the Premium and Family users also can’t stream music from Spotify on any device as they want, such as burn a CD for enjoying in car and the like. Is there any way get rid of the limits of DRM? Luckily, there is a third party program can record Spotify music.

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NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter can convert all your Spotify music and playlists to plain MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, or ALAC with keeping 100% original quality of Spotify music. Thus you can enjoy the Spotify music on any of your device offline, such as car players, iPod, iPhone, MP3 player, and so on. The following is a detailed tutorial about how to record Spotify music. Please download this useful tool on your computer first before getting started.

2. Tutorial on How to Record Spotify Music

In the following part, we will take the Mac version as an example to show you how it works. For Windows users, please go to How to Convert Spotify Music on PC for more step-by-step details.

Step 1: Download and launch NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter

Please download and then install the latest version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter. To install this Mac software, Mac OS X 10.11 or later is needed. After installing, click to launch this reliable Spotify music downloader. Then, please login your Spotify account.

Note: NoteBurner will not take any Spotify account information other than the music tracks, please feel relieved the use.

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Step 2: Set Output Preference

Click the setting button on the top-right interface to set output format, output quality and output path. You can convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC with high quality (320 kbps is available to choose).

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Step 3:Add Spotify Songs or Playlists

Close the setting window and back to Spotify. Open the playlist or album you want to download, and click the "+ Add" button that suspends on the bottom right.

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Step 4: Convert Spotify music for freely enjoying

After the above setting, click the "Convert Now" button to start converting Spotify music. After converting, the output folder will be open automatically. Or you can click the "Converted" button on the left side to find the converted music. The coverted Spotify music are DRM free, you can enjoy them freely on any devices as you want.


Note: The free trial version only enables you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song and convert 3 songs at a time. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation.

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