2 Ways to use Spotify in rekordbox – 2024 Complete Guide

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March 2, 2024

“I’m new into Rekordbox and are desperately trying to find a way to use my Spotify library in Rekordbox. Do you have any suggestions to how this can be done?”

Rekordbox, the professional DJ software developed by Pioneer DJ, supports integration with a variety of streaming services, including SoundCloud, Beatport, Beatsource, and Tidal. Spotify is not on the list.

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services globally. It had a large user base and offered a vast library of music content. Many people, even professional DJs and music artists, usually want to use Spotify Music as their best source of mixing their playlists. Unfortunately Spotify can’t be connected to any DJ software anymore, except for Mixonset. Is there any alternative way to add Spotify Music to Rekordbox DJ for mixing? Here are 2 options:

Option 1. Using a playlist transfer service

Use a playlist transfer service or app to transfer your Spotify playlists to another service that is supported by Rekordbox, like Tidal. However, in this case, you need to pay for both the playlist transfer service and the new music streaming service. Rekordbox supported music streaming services include SoundCloud, Beatport, Beatsource and TIDAL, all of them requires paid subscriptions to integrate with Rekordbox.

Popular playlist transfer services include Soundiiz, tunemymusic, etc.

While TuneMyMusic and similar services can be convenient for transferring playlists between music streaming platforms, there are still some disadvantages and limitations. Here are some drawbacks you might encounter when using TuneMyMusic or similar services to transfer Spotify playlists to other music streaming services:

  • Loss of Metadata: During the transfer process, certain metadata, such as album art, may not transfer accurately.
  • Incomplete Match: Not all tracks on Spotify may be available on the music streaming platform. TuneMyMusic may attempt to find similar tracks, but the match might not always be perfect, leading to missing songs in the transferred playlist.

Option 2. Rip Spotify to MP3 and then import to rekordbox

Besides music streaming music services, Rekordbox also supports local music. Once you can download Spotify music to your local drive in DRM-free formats, you can then use them in Rekordbox. This requires third-party music converter software to download Spotify songs to your computers and saves them in your music file format of choice. All you need to do is download Spotify songs to MP3 with Pazu Spotify Converter and then import the MP3 songs to your Rekordbox DJ software.

Pazu Spotify Converter is a professional Spotify music downloader for you to download streamed Spotify music, playlist and podcast to common format including MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF with the 100% original quality kept. After downloading, all ID3 Tags and metadata including title, artwork, artist, album, track number will be preserved. To learn how to use Spotify music to DJ, here is a quick and short tutorial that you need to follow.

1. Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in web player.

spotify converter

2. Choose output format

Click the ” Options ” button on the top right corner. Here you can select output format (MP3/M4A/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF), output quality, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files and more.

spotify song format

3. Select Spotify music from the built-in web player

Select the songs, album or playlist you want to download. Spotify Converter will detect and display all songs. Uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any. Click “Show All” icon to toggle “Hide Converted” on in case some songs have been downloaded before.

drag&drop spotify songs

4. Download and Convert Spotify Songs to Local

Click Convert button to start downloading the Spotify songs to your local computer.

remove Spotify DRM

5. Import Spotify music to rekordbox

  1. Open rekordbox on your computer and click Explorer – your name – Documents and select the output folder in step 2.
  2. Now you can DJ with the downloaded Spotify songs.

By downloading Spotify music to mp3, yo can use Spotify with any DJ software again.

Read more: Is there any DJ software compatible with Spotify?