“How do I convert Spotify songs to MP3 files to save in local drive? Do I need to upgrade to the Premium version? I would like to convert all my Spotify songs to MP3 files so that I might be able to enjoy these Spotify songs on my MP3 player.”

As a digital music service, Spotify gives you access to millions of songs easily on your phone, computer, tablet and more. Many Spotify users have the same requirements as the above ones so that they could listen to their Spotify songs on their MP3 players or other devices. In this guide, we would like to show you how to convert Spotify songs to MP3 files in different ways with different Spotify to MP3 converter tools.

Part 1: Brief Introduction to Spotify

Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from artists all over the world on different devices like computers, phones, tablets, speakers, TVs, and cars.

Introduce Spotify

It has free and Premium versions. Both free and Premium versions enable you to browse and search what you want to listen to, get recommendations, build connections of music, see what your others are listening to, and create your own radio stations. The Premium version enables you to download music for offline enjoyment, play any song you like, skip any song you dislike, and have no ads. But you need to pay for 9.99 EUR per month on Premium version.

The DRM protection upon Spotify songs is the limit that prevents you from downloading and converting Spotify songs to MP3 or other formats for unlimited enjoyment. Actually, the download feature in the Premium version is just an offline mode that enables you to listen to Spotify music offline. It’s not read music download. If you want to download or convert Spotify music to MP3 or other formats, you need to remove the DRM protection first.

There are different ways for you to convert Spotify songs to MP3. You could use free online Spotify song to MP3 converter, desktop paid Spotify to MP3 converter, and Spotify music recorder, which are all listed below.

Part 2: How to Convert Spotify to MP3 with Prof. DRM

How can you convert Spotify songs to MP3 files? The first tool we would like to recommend is Leawo Prof. DRM, a professional Spotify converter that could help you remove DRM protection from Spotify songs and then convert Spotify music to MP3, M4B, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC audio files so that you could then freely listen to Spotify songs on different music players.

You could download and install Leawo Prof. DRM on your computer first, and then convert Spotify music to MP3 files as the below steps show.

Note: Kindly Note: Before you launch Prof. DRM, make sure that you have launched Spotify and can play songs smoothly.

Introduce Spotify

Step 1: Add Spotify music to Prof. DRM

Launch Leawo Prof. DRM, and then click the Spotify icon on the main interface to add the Spotify songs, albums or playlist. You can directly drag and drop your favorite songs one by one or drag and drop the album/playlist at one time for adding.

add spotify music

Leawo Prof. DRM also enables you to copy and paste the playlist URL of your Spotify music into this program for converting to MP3.

Add spotify song

Step 2: Set output format and audio quality

Click the pencil icon on each loaded song title to set output format and sample rate, bit rate, audio channel. Choose MP3 as output format in the “Format” box. Choose either “Apply to All” or “Apply to current” after setting.

Choose M4A as the output format

Step 3: Set output directory

After setting the output format, move mouse to the bottom and then set an output directory in the “Output” box.

Set output format

Step 4: Start to convert

Press the blue button “Convert” at bottom right to convert Spotify music to MP3 files.

Choose  output directory

After converting, you could then get all Spotify songs in MP3 format on your local drive. Then, transfer the converted Spotify songs to any player as you like.

Part 3: How to Convert Spotify to MP3 with Music Recorder

The second tool we would like to recommend to you for converting Spotify music to MP3 files is an expert music recorder software tool – Leawo Music Recorder. As one of the best music recording software tools, Leawo Music Recorder could help you record any sound on your computer, including built-in sound and computer sound. As long as you play Spotify music online or on your computer, Leawo Music Recorder could help you convert Spotify songs to MP3 format.

Download and install Leawo Music Recorder on your computer. Then follow the below guide to learn how to convert Spotify songs to MP3 files step by step.

music-recorder

Leawo Music Recorder 

☉ Record any sound from computer stream audio and built-in input audio.

☉ Record music from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.

☉ Schedule music recording via the internal recording task scheduler.

☉ Automatically/manually add and complete music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.

☉ Save recorded musicfiles into either WAV or MP3 format for wide uses.

Step 1: Set Audio Source

Launch Leawo Music Recorder and then click the audio source icon on the main interface. On the popup “Audio Source” panel, choose “Record Computer Audio” option.

Set Audio Source

Step 2: Set MP3 audio as output format

Under the “Format” tab, you need to specify “mp3 Audio(*.mp3)” from the “Output Format” drop-down menu as output format. Meanwhile, you could change audio codec, bit rate, sample rate under the “Audio Settings” panel.

Set Format and Directory

Step 3: Set output directory

After setting output format, open the “General” tab and then set output directory to save the final converted Spotify songs in the “Output” box. You could also switch the program interface language here.

Move to General panel

Step 4: Start to record Spotify songs to MP3

Then, return to the main interface. Click the red start button and then play back songs on Spotify you want to convert. Leawo Music Recorder would then automatically start to record Spotify songs to MP3 files.

record Spotify songs to MP3

Step 5: Adjust Spotify song tags

Leawo Music Recorder could automatically download and add songs tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc. to recorded songs. After recording, you could see all recorded Spotify songs on the “Media” library. Also, you could right click any recorded Spotify song and then choose “Edit Music Tags” button to edit these tags manually.

Adjust Spotify song tags

After editing, you could then get the final results. Just open the folder you have set above to get the converted Spotify songs. Now they are saved in MP3 format.

Part 4: How to Convert Spotify to MP3 Free Online

You could also make use of online Spotify to MP3 converter to convert Spotify playlist to MP3 files online for free. There are quite a few free Spotify playlist to MP3 converter online that could help you convert the whole Spotify playlist to MP3 files to local drive. Here we would like to introduce you playlist-converter.net to show you how to convert Spotify playlist to MP3 online free.

Adjust Spotify song tags

Follow the below steps to learn how to convert Spotify to MP3 online free:

1. Visit the website playlist-converter.net

2. Open the green “Spotify” tab and then log in with your Spotify account to choose a Spotify playlist.

3. This free online Spotify to MP3 converter would start loading selected Spotify playlist.

4. Under the “Choose a convert format” option, choose any one platform you would like to convert Spotify playlist to MP3 audio files for.

5. Then log in with your target platform account to stream Spotify songs.

Actually, you can see that this free online Spotify to MP3 converter helps you convert Spotify songs to MP3 files for platforms.

Part 5: Prof. DRM vs. Music Recorder vs. Online Spotify to MP3 Converter

By learning all these 3 methods above, you may want to know which one is the best in converting Spotify songs to MP3 files. Well, we have made a simple comparison below to make it easier for you to determine which one to choose.

 

Leawo Prof. DRM

Leawo Music Recorder

Online Spotify to MP3 Converter

Convert Spotify songs to MP3 files onto local drive

Yes

Yes

No

Convert Spotify songs to MP3 for streaming to music platforms

Yes

Yes

Yes

Determine audio parameters like codec, sample rate, etc.

Yes

Yes

No

Convert Spotify songs to MP3 in batch

Yes

No

Yes

Remove DRM protection from Spotify songs

Yes

No

No

Download and add song tags like artist, album, cover, etc.

No

Yes

No

Manually add song tags like album, artist, cover, etc.

No

Yes

No

Convert Spotify songs to more than MP3 files

Yes. Support MP3, M4B, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC audio formats output

Yes. Support MP3 and WAV formats as output audio format

MP3 only

Download and install

Yes

Yes

No

Supported computer OS

Windows & Mac

Windows & Mac

Windows & Mac& Linux

Free trial version

Yes

Yes

Free

Registration version

Yes

Yes

No

Actually, you could find more differences if you try to use them one by one. But we can make a conclusion that if you want to convert Spotify music/playlist to MP3 files for saving onto local drive, Leawo Prof. DRM and Music Recorder would be better choices, with Prof. DRM the first choice since it supports batch conversion. If you want to directly stream your Spotify music playlist to other platforms like YouTube, deezer, or even another Spotify account, Leawo Prof. DRM and Music Recorder can be helpful, but online Spotify to MP3 converter would be a better helper, though most online Spotify converters don’t perform stable and not all platforms are supported. Our suggestion is that Prof. DRM leads, Music Recorder is the No.2 choice and online Spotify converter is the No.3 choice.