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Import Spotify Music to GarageBand on Mac/iPhone/iPad


Obviously, Spotify Music dominates the biggest segment of the streaming music market. For free users, Spotify also provides open-source tracks. When lack of loops for creating music on GarageBand, Spotify Music's engagement is perhaps the optimal option. But if you are familiar with GarageBand, you know what blocks you. Although GarageBand permits the engagement of the music files outside, you are limited to adding local songs to it. It's deemed impossible since all songs from streaming music sources are strictly encoded.

Fortunately, you come to the right place if you are confused about how to add Spotify music to GarageBand on Mac/iPhone/iPad. GarageBand will give permission unless you convert the Spotify Music tracks into unencrypted common formats. Therefore, we want to illustrate a detailed guide on how to convert Spotify music to common formats and import these converted Spotify songs to GarageBand without restrictions.

Import Spotify Music to GarageBand on Mac/iPhone/iPad

Part 1. Convert Spotify Music to MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC

❓ Does it necessary to convert Spotify Music to MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC?

1. Spotify music is encrypted by an OGG format after a direct downloading. These Spotify tracks are limited to play within the Spotify app and Spotify web player.

2. It's inadmissible to use encrypted songs from streaming music sources with GarageBand. Only local files in common formats can be employed in GarageBand, such as audios in MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC formats.

❓ How do I convert Spotify Music to MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC?

We give you a direct solution to solve the problem once all. TunePat Spotify Music Converter is the ultimate solution.

TunePat Spotify Music Converter is a well-chosen program for both Spotify Free and Premium users. It presents considerable expertise in downloading songs, albums and playlists from Spotify with ID3 tags to local files in multiple formats. Besides, for Spotify free users, it provides help in removing ads and offline downloading. Additionally, to achieve a batch conversion faster, it supports a 10X conversion speed to download.

Tips: Want to download lossless music from other music sources? Check this page to select a preferred music converter.

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TunePat Spotify Converter

  • okDownload tracks, albums, playlists, podcasts from Spotify.
  • okConvert Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC format.
  • okKeep ID3 tags and preserve lossless audio quality.
  • okSupport 10X faster conversion speed.
  • okAvailable for both Spotify Free and Premium users.
  • okSongs can be transferred to any device for offline playback.

Step 1Open Built-in Spotify Web Player

Install TunePat Spotify Music Converter on your computer, then launch it. Click the "Open Spotify Web Player" button when the primary interface appears. It's an entrance to a built-in Spotify Music web player. It saves your time to install an extra Spotify Music app. According to the prompt to log in to Spotify Music with a Free or Premium account on the following page.

start spotify web player in tunepat

Step 2Set up Output Parameters in Settings

We change the output settings in advance. In the top right corner, find the "Settings" icon to launch the setting window. There are changeable individual customizations including the output format, output folder, bit rate, sample rate, etc.

Tips: To be compatible with GarageBand, you should choose MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC as the output format. And to download all songs to one folder, choose "None" in the "Output Organized" setting.

select spotify music output parameters

Step 3Convert Spotify Music to MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC

Locate a preferred album or playlist, then open it. Click the "Add to list" button suspending in the lower right. Next, choose songs you like to download. Tap on the "Convert Now" button to process an imminent conversion. Otherwise, tap on the "Save to list" button to save the selected songs to a "task list". Then open another playlist to collect songs. All collections are saved to the task list for converting at once.

converting spotify music to mp3

Step 4Check the Downloaded Spotify Albums/Playlists

Songs will be saved to the local PC without restricitions. You can freely transfer them to an SD card, iTunes, iPhone, or other devices.

More importantly, we can manage to get access to these converted Spotify songs on GarageBand from now on. Let's skip to the next part to unveil more details.

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Part 2. Import Spotify Music to GarageBand on Mac/iPhone/iPad

🌴 Import Spotify Music to GarageBand on Mac

Although importing Spotify music to GarageBand on Mac is the easiest part, we will share how to do step by step in case you need to know.

Step 1. On your Mac, locate the GarageBand program and open it. On the homepage of GarageBand, start an empty project or open an existing project to import tracks.

Step 2. We've stored the Spotify songs in the local folder in the last part, now open the folder to drag any song you want to the editing screen of the opened project.

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🌴 Import Spotify Music to GarageBand on iPhone/iPad

Importing Spotify music takes more steps. As the converted Spotify Music tracks are stored on the computer, the priority is to upload these converted tracks to iPhone or iPad.

After that, we resume the process to import Spotify Music files to GarageBand from the local space of the iPhone/iPad

Before stepping into the instructions, we give a hint of the required tool. We will use iTunes to import Spotify songs to iPhone or iPad as it's widely used by iOS users. It's free and you've probably installed it before.

Step 1. On your computer, open iTunes if you've installed it. If not, please get it from its official website. It's free to install. The following step is to connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer via a USB cable.

Step 2. On iTunes, we'd better create a new playlist to add the converted Spotify songs. In the right panel, right-click on its empty area to add a new playlist.

create spotify music playlist on itunes

Step 2. Then you are allowed to drag the converted Spotify songs to this newly created playlist.

import spotify music to itunes

Step 3. When the iOS device is connected well, you will see a "device icon" iphone device above all tabs. Click it to check files on the connected iOS device. Scroll down and click on the "Music" tab.

Step 4. More options appear. You need to select "Sync Music" and then tick off the check box of "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres". Move down, you can find the newly created Spotify playlist you need to sync under the "Playlists" category. Be careful, you should deselect other playlists and only select the newly created playlist if you refuse an overwriting to the existing playlists on your device. Click on "Sync/Apply" to process the uploading. Soon after, the newly uploaded playlist is displayed in the Music app on iPhone or iPad after the transfer.

import spotify music to iphone

Step 5. Now, we import the downloaded Spotify music to the device as local files. Just open your GarageBand to add songs. On the main interface, simply open a new project or open an existing project. Then click this button garageband icon in the top left.

open project on garageband

Step 6. Go to this button garageband icon in the top right and press it.

add music to garageband

Step 7. There is a pop-up box for you to add loops and songs. Choose "Music", and the local songs, albums, playlists on iPhone or iPad will be displayed.

add songs to garageband

import spotify music to garageband

Step 8. Just drag the song you need to the editing screen of Garageband.

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The End: If you are skeptical about the feasibility of the solution in this guide, you should give it a free trial to see if it works. It won't take a long time to complete all steps. As a substantial complement when importing Spotify songs, albums, and playlists to GarageBand, TunePat Spotify Music Converter should be downloaded and installed. Let's have a free trial right now! If this post is helpful, please share it with people around you.

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