How to Convert Spotify to MP3

by Marie CartwrightUpdated September 28, 2017
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Streaming radio services, such as Spotify, give music lovers an unprecedented medium for discovering new music. Since the days of the mix tape, radio listeners have found ways to preserve the sounds on the airwaves for future use. Internet radio is no exception to this rule. With MP3 recording software, streaming audio can be recorded with just a few clicks of the mouse. Please note that while recording streaming audio for personal use is legal, distributing unauthorized recordings is in violation of the law.

Close all computer applications that generate audio. This includes instant messengers, social media trackers, VoIP clients and email clients. If your computer system itself has audio alerts for things such as a low laptop battery or a new operating system update download, disable these through the audio settings menu in the control panel.

Launch your MP3 recording software. Some programs may ask you to specify the source of the recording. If this is the case, choose "Stereo Mix" from the menu provided.

Select or check "MP3" as the file type you wish to save your recording as. This option will have different locations depending on the software type. Not all MP3 recorders may provide you with this option. If this is the case, continue to the next step.

Visit your Spotify page via your Internet browser. Click the "Record" button on your MP3 recording software. Press the "Play" button on Spotify. Once you have finished recording, press the "Stop" button within the MP3 recorder.

Follow the on-screen instructions within your MP3 recorder to save your newly recorded MP3.


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Marie Cartwright began writing in 2010. Her work has appeared on various websites. Having held office jobs in copywriting and editing, Cartwright now works from her home in Northern California. She also maintains an events website geared toward the science and technology community.

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