Add Spotify Songs to Serato DJ

Serato DJ is the most popular DJ software and Spotify is the most popular streaming music service. If you need to add Spotify songs to Serato DJ for playback and mixing, you can convert Spotify songs to MP3 or M4A first.

Posted to Spotify Music Converter Tutorials by Tim Cruel on February 21, 2021 | Buy Now

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Serato DJ, a popular award-winning DJ software program, can add music files in MP3, M4A, Ogg and WAV formats on your computer as audio sources, and play and mix them. Since the music downloaded from Spotify Premium is also in Ogg format, many users think that Spotify Ogg songs can also be added to Serato DJ for playback and mixing. However, Ogg songs downloaded from Spotify Premium are encrypted and cannot be added to Serato DJ. When it comes to Spotify Free, it's needless to say as you can't even download songs with Spotify Free.

However, with TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter, you can easily convert Spotify songs to MP3, M4A, WAV and other Serato DJ compatible music formats regardless of Spotify Free or Spotify Premium. After conversion, you can add, play, and mix with Serato DJ without any restrictions. Read this article to learn the details.

Table of contents
1. How to Add Music Folders and Sources to Serato DJ
2. TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter: Convert Spotify Songs to Serato DJ Compatible Music Format
3. Convert Spotify Songs to MP3 or M4A and Add to Serato DJ for Playback and Mixing

How to Add Music Folders and Sources to Serato DJ

In 2018, Serato DJ was changed to Serato DJ Pro, and Serato DJ Intro was changed to into Serato DJ Lite. Until October 2020, Serato DJ will be divided into free introductory Serato DJ Lite and paid professional Serato DJ Pro. In any case, Serato DJ supports music formats such as MP3, OGG, ALAC (Mac and Windows 10 only), FLAC, AIF, WAV, M4A, MP4, AAC (Mac only). Music files in these formats can be added as audio sources to the Serato DJ deck for playback and mixing.

Serato DJ has some songs built-in as audio sources, but it's so limited. Fortunately, Serato DJ supports adding computer music to your Serato DJ deck. You can do this from File Explorer built into the Windows version or Finder built into the Mac version. However, adding music as an audio source to Serato DJ every time is troublesome through Explorer or Finder. If you add a folder with music files collected to Serato DJ's library, you can add songs quickly by selecting songs from the library. Adding a music folder as a library is also very easy. In the central right part, Click "Files" button, browse to the music folder from Explorer or Finder, select it and drag & drop it to the library panel at the bottom left, then the music folder will appear in your library.

Add music folder to Serato DJ

Adding a track from built-in sources or from music library in left panel to Serato DJ deck is very simple, you can simply use drag&drop operation to add. The interface of Serato DJ Lite or Serato DJ Pro is a little different, but the way you add songs is exactly the same.

You can't download songs with Spotify Free, so you can't add songs to Serato DJ with Spotify Free. In the case of Spotify Premium, the downloaded Ogg files are encrypted and stored in deeply hidden folder, so you cannot use the downloaded songs either. Even if you browse to the location where Spotify Premium songs are saved in Serato DJ and drag & drop the Ogg files to the Serato DJ deck, there won't be any response. In other words, you need another way to add Spotify songs as a source for Serato DJ. TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter may be the best solution.

TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter: Convert Spotify Songs for Serato DJ

TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter can convert Spotify songs, albums and playlists to Serato DJ compatible audio formats like MP3, M4A, WAV, etc. regardless of whether you use Spotify Free or Spotify Premium plan. This software is the perfect solution for the problem that you can't add Spotify songs to Serato DJ Lite or Serato DJ Pro.

TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter Wonderful Features

  • Convert Spotify songs, albums and playlists to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, etc.
  • Convert Spotify music regardless of Spotify Free or Spotify Premium
  • Skip advertisements automatically when using Spotify Free
  • Keep ID3 tags like song title, artist, album, artwork, etc.
  • Rename output files by song title, artist, album, hyphen, space, etc.
  • Sort output files into folders by album, artist or artist/album
  • Support converting while playing when using Windows version
  • Fully compatible with latest Windows, macOS and Spotify application

Convert Spotify Songs to MP3 or M4A and Add to Serato DJ for Playback and Mixing

TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter is very easy-to-use. In a few simple steps, you can convert Spotify songs, albums or playlists to music formats such as MP3, M4A, WAV that can be added to Serato DJ Lite/Pro. Please refer to the guide below for details.

Step 1: Launch Spotify Music Converter

Launch TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter and Spotify will be automatically launched as well. Please do not operate Spotify during the conversion or do not close Spotify until the conversion is complete.

TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter

Step 2: Add Spotify Music

To add Spotify songs, albums or playlists to Spotify Music Converter, you can use either drag & drop or link copy & paste.

Drag & drop: You can display both Spotify and TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter on the screen at the same time, and drag and drop your favorite songs, playlists or albums from Spotify to the software interface of TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter.

Drag and drop to add Spotify songs

Link copy & paste: Right click on a song, a playlist or an album on Spotify and go to "Share" menu, then get the link by clicking "Copy Song Link", "Copy Playlist Link" or "Copy Album Link". After that, click the "Add" button in the interface of TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter, paste the copied link into the input box at the bottom left, and click add button to add the songs to conversion list.

Copy Spotify Playlist Album

No matter which way you use, all the songs in the album or playlist will be detected and listed in checked status. You can repeat the operation to add multiple songs, albums or playlists. Untick the checkboxes of the songs you don't want to convert. After selecting the songs, click Add button to add the checked songs to conversion list.

Step 3: Choose Serato DJ Compatible Format

TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter provides MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, etc. as output formats and all of them are compatible with Serato DJ software. You can use default 320kbps MP3, or click Options button and Advanced tab to change to other audio format.

Spotify Conversion List

If necessary, you can change output folder, set the method of renaming and sorting output files in General tab.

Step 4: Start Spotify Music Conversion

Now you can simply click "Convert" button to start Spotify music conversion. Click History button to find the converted songs and click the little icon folder to open output folder and locate the output files.

Converting Spotify Music to MP3

step 5: Add Output Folder to Serato DJ Library

After the conversion is completed, launch Serato DJ, drag & drop the output folder of Spotify Music Converter to the library panel at the bottom left of Serato DJ by the method introduced above. Then select your favorite songs from the output files and drag & drop them to Serato DJ deck for playback and mixing.

Serato DJ is said to be the number one DJ software in the world. Spotify is the most popular streaming music service in the world. TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter is the bridge to link Serato DJ and Spotify. If you are using Serato DJ Lite/Pro and Spotify Free/Premium at the same time, please do not hesitate to try TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter.