How to Import Songs from Spotify to GarageBand

If you want to make Spotify music available in GarageBand, the extremely important task is to remove Spotify protection restrictions and then convert Spotify music as audio tracks that can be recognized by GarageBand.

AudFree Spotify Music Converter is exactly the Spotify solution you desperately need.

As its name suggests, it is dedicated to downloading and converting Spotify Music to MP3, WAV, AAC and other GarageBand-supported formats for easy use. What’s more, whether you are Spotify free or Premium users, it can download Spotify tracks at 5X speed at Windows to suit your needs, in consequence, you have the privilege to add Spotify Music to GarageBand.

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Thanks for the information. I know that there is no Spotify GarageBand integration so I will download Spotify tracks offline to MP3, WAV, and other formats to my computer using the Spotify downloader. And then, you can easily add the download Spotify files to GarageBand for editing.

Want to load Spotify tracks to GarageBand? Come to get Spotify songs as MP3 files first. The steps below will teach you how to convert Spotify music to MP3 format via AudiFab Spotify Music Converter.

STEP 1 Open AudiFab Spotify Music Converter.

Open AudiFab Spotify Music Converter and the Spotify app would be launched automatically.

STEP 2 Import music from the Spotify app to AudiFab.

Drag and drop a song or a playlist from the Spotify app to AudiFab. AudiFab Spotify Music Converter would read them automatically. Check the Spotify songs that you’d like to convert to MP3 and then click the OK button.

STEP 3 Choose MP3 as the output format.

Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner, select MP3 as the output format and specify the output folder. Next, just close the Settings window to apply the changed settings.

STEP 4 Convert Spotify music to MP3.

Click the Convert button and AudiFab would immediately start exporting the Spotify music as MP3 files to your local computer.

STEP 5 Find the MP3 downloads on the local drive.

Once the conversion is done, go to the output folder set in Step 3 and you can find all the MP3 downloads on your local drive.

Tips: You can also click the Converted tab to locate the MP3 downloads.

Now that you have got unprotected Spotify songs on your local drive, it’s time to add songs from Spotify into GarageBand . The following types of audio files are supported to import into a GarageBand project:
MP3, AIFF, CAF, WAV, AAC (except protected AAC files), Apple Lossless, and MIDI file.

  • Add Spotify songs to GarageBand on Mac

Step 1 Come to AudiFab’s “Converted” section, and one click to transfer downloaded files to iTunes.

Step 2 Open GarageBand.

Step 3 Click “Media Browser” in the upper right corner to add songs from Spotify songs to GarageBand.

Or you can open the folder with MP3 files, just drag or drop the songs you want from the folder to GarageBand.

  • Import Spotify songs to GarageBand on iPhone/iPad

Step 1 Launch the GarageBand app.

Step 2 Click Track View > Loop Browser > Music to load converted Spotify files that can be added to GarageBand.

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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.

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.

Therefore, you need to download Spotify songs to GarageBand-supported files, then import them to GarageBand.

Use TuneCable Spotify Music Converter to download songs, albums and playlists from Spotify with ID3 tags to local files in multiple formats.

:palm_tree: Import Spotify Music to GarageBand on Mac

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.

:palm_tree: 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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


Hi Rebecca, If you want to save time and Are looking for a simple and efficient way to transfer your music playlists from Spotify to GarageBand, then I highly recommend trying MusConv. I’ve been using it for the last 3 months.