Question 1: “Hello Spotify Community, I am trying to create a playlist and have certain songs start at specific times in the song. I noticed that while listening to some Spotify-generated playlists, certain songs do not necessarily start and end for the full duration of the song. E.g. to create a continuous playlist, it would allow me to skip the intro of a song. Thanks! Matt” by Matt on Spotify Community.
Question 2: “Edit song info in spotify - Is it not possible to edit songs anymore? I remember I used to be able to edit artists and albums, but I can't anymore... what happened to that feature? Is it possible to go to an older version of spotify to bring it back?”
Many people would like to edit songs on Spotify so as to make them more customized, like shortening songs on Spotify, editing Spotify playlist, etc. However, they might have found that they are not able to directly edit the length of songs on Spotify. Can you ever edit songs in Spotify? How to edit songs on Spotify? This guide would provide you effective solutions you need.
Part 1:Why Can’t We Edit the Length of Spotify Songs on Spotify
Can I edit Spotify playlist on Spotify? How to edit Spotify playlist? Actually, people could edit Spotify playlists freely by moving playlists up or down. This is quite simple to do. You could follow the below steps to edit Spotify playlists:
1. Open the Spotify app.
2. Tap Your Library from the bottom navigation bar.
3. Tap Playlists.
4. Tap the playlist you want to edit.
5. Tap the three dots at the top right.
6. Tap Edit playlist.
7. Tap and hold the three lines to the right of a song and then move it up/down as you please.
8. Once you're done, tap Save at the top right.
However, you are currently not able to edit length of songs in Spotify and other music info like artist, album cover, artwork, etc. due to the DRM protection, which prevents Spotify songs being used or edited in unauthorized ways. Even when you upgrade to the Premium version and download Spotify songs for offline listening, these downloaded Spotify songs could only be played back by Spotify app. Non-Spotify music playback apps could recognize the downloaded Spotify songs for playback. If you want to edit songs on Spotify, you need to download Spotify and then make use of song editor apps. We will talk about how to edit songs on Spotify below.
Part 2: How to Edit Songs in Spotify with the Help of Leawo Prof. DRM
To edit songs on Spotify, you need to firstly download Spotify songs. To download Spotify songs, you need a Spotify DRM remover and Spotify song downloader tool. You could try Leawo Prof. DRM, a professional Spotify DRM removal and Spotify music downloader suite that could you remove DRM protection upon Spotify songs, then download and convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC files. After downloading Spotify songs with Leawo Prof. DRM, you could then freely edit the length of songs on Spotify and complete other editing tasks with professional song editor apps.
Download and install Leawo Prof. DRM on your computer. Follow the below steps to learn how to download Spotify songs for editing with the help of Leawo Prof. DRM.
Note: Download and install Spotify app on your computer before you try Leawo Prof. DRM. Make sure you have logged into Spotify with your own Spotify account and password.
Step 1: Open Leawo Spotify DRM Remover
Open the “Spotify DRM Remover” option on the main interface after you launch Leawo Prof. DRM.
Step 2: Add Spotify music
Then, directly drag and drop Spotify songs one by one or drag and drop the album/playlist at once to Spotify DRM Remover for downloading and converting.
You could also directly copy and paste the URL of Spotify playlist and album to import entire playlist or album at once for downloading. Click “Add Files” button, copy and paste URL of Spotify playlist or song into the blank bar, and then click “OK” button.
Step 3: Set output format and audio quality
After loading Spotify songs, click the pencil icon in each loaded Spotify music title to enter the “Edit” panel to choose output format from MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, etc. in the “Format” box and adjust audio parameters including Channel, Sample Rate, and Bit rate. After that, click “Apply to All” button for time saving.
Step 4: Set output directory
After that, at the bottom of the program, open the “Output” box to set output directory for saving output Spotify songs.
Step 5: Download and convert Spotify songs
Finally, press the big blue button “Convert” at the bottom right corner to start downloading and converting Spotify songs. You could view all the downloading tasks on the “Converting” panel.
Leawo Prof. DRM quietly removes the DRM protection upon Spotify songs in the background, requiring no human operation. After downloading, import the downloaded Spotify songs into your song editor apps for editing.
Actually, besides performing as a Spotify DRM Remover to download and convert Spotify songs, Leawo Prof. DRM could also help you convert iTunes DRM M4V video to DRM-free MP4 video, convert iTunes DRM M4P music to DRM-free MP3 file, convert iTunes/Audible audiobooks to DRM-free audiobooks, and convert eBooks from Kindle, Kobo and Adobe Digital Edition. It’s a comprehensive DRM removal and converter suite in the market.
Part 3: How to Edit Songs on Spotify with Leawo Music Recorder
Actually, Leawo provides you an effective audio recorder and editor tool to help you download and edit songs on Spotify. That’s Leawo Music Recorder, an expert audio recorder tool that helps you easily record Spotify songs into MP3 or WAV files with music tags like artist, album, artwork, genre, etc. automatically downloaded and added. What’s more, if you are not satisfied with the automatically added music tags, Leawo Prof. DRM enables you to manually edit these music tags via its internal music tag editor. And still, as an audio recorder, you could freely edit the length of songs on Spotify by recording the song clip you want only.
Download and install Leawo Music Recorder on your computer. The below steps show you how to download and edit Spotify songs with Leawo Music Recorder.
Step 1: Set output directory
Launch Leawo Music Recorder, and then click on the tiny microphone icon on the bottom left corner. Go to the “General” tab to set output directory.
Step 2: Set audio source
Then, open the "Audio Source" tab to choose "Record Computer Audio" option as recording source since you need to download and record Spotify songs on your computer.
Step 3: Set output format
Thirdly, open the "Format" tab to choose either MP3 or WAV as output format. Adjust audio bit rate and sample rate according to your needs. MP3 audio is highly recommended for its higher popularity.
Step 4: Start to record Spotify songs
Finally, click the red "Start" button on Leawo Music Recorder, and then play back the Spotify song you want to download to start recording Spotify songs. Click the red button again to stop/complete recording. If you want to edit the length of songs on Spotify, play back the song on Spotify first and then click the red button at the start and end points you want.
As mentioned above, Leawo Music Recorder automatically downloads and adds music tags like artist, album, genre, cover, etc. upon its powerful online music database. Actually, you could manually edit these music tags by right clicking target recording and then choosing “Edit Music Tags” option.
Now, with desired Spotify songs automatically downloaded, you could then import the recorded Spotify songs to song editor apps for editing. Actually, as a combo of local audio recorder and an online audio recorder, Leawo Music Recorder enables you to record and download music from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, FM radios, etc., and record local audio and even external sound to save in WAV or MP3 audio files.
Part 4: 3 Useful Song Editing Apps for Editing Spotify Songs
With Spotify songs successfully downloaded, you could now freely import these downloaded Spotify songs to song editor apps for editing. After editing, you could use Spotify app to play back edited songs from your local drive easily. Here, we have collected 3 useful and powerful song editing tools to help you edit songs on Spotify.
Audacity is a great open-source audio recording and editing program compatible with most operating systems. The software lets you record live audio through a mixer or microphone; you can also import MP3, WAV, AIFF and OGG file formats -- then, digitize previous recordings, edit them and export.
WavePad is a full featured professional audio and music editor apps for android and iOS which allows you to easily edit and create new music on your device. It has amazing tools like cut, copy, paste so that you can easily edit any of your favorite music from your library. Along with edit the music you can also add audio effects like echo, amplify, and noise reduction.
Like Audacity, Ocenaudio is available for multiple platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac). Real-time effect previewing should help to speed up your work as there's no need to apply a change just to try it out, and a highly precise selection tool makes it easy to apply the same effect to multiple sections of a file. You can use Ocenaudio to work with locally stored files, or even open those hosted online. The audio editor's somewhat sparse interface quickly becomes a joy to use, and if you spend a little time familiarizing yourself with the keyboard shortcuts, you should fly through common tasks in no time.