How to Cut Music from Spotify – Easy & Fast

By Judy Davis

Updated on June 25, 2023

“Q: Is there a way to cut music from Spotify? Metallica’s song ‘One’ has a full minute of ‘nothing’. Here’s an introduction to some gunshots and other things. I want to cut the first minute of this song until the instrument starts.”

There are many other song examples, which always have tens of seconds of blank space. Oasis’ song – D’you know what I mean has around 30 seconds of ‘digital’ weird songs before the music begins actually. A blank part in a song really breaks immersion while listening to songs. There is no doubt that it seriously affects the listening experience.

It’s well-known that Spotify uses the same content as the originally released song. Thus, it could be a helpful and amazing thing if it’s able to cut songs from Spotify. To save you effort, here, we will walk you through simple yet effective steps on how to cut songs on Spotify.

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Part 1. Cut Music from Spotify – Tool Required

It’s not surprising that there are weird sounds in streaming songs. It’s one of the ways for artists to create and express themselves. But listeners may have their own tastes and don’t like such strange sounds. As online streams are flawless you can find them on Spotify, the best way is to clip songs on Spotify.

Before cutting music on Spotify, the first thing you have to do is to download Spotify music to the computer. Spotify, as it’s known, provides an Offline Mode for Premium users to listen to Spotify songs without a cellular network. But it doesn’t mean you can download Spotify playlists locally.

Spotify music files you downloaded with your Premium account are cache files. You even couldn’t locate the real tracks on your device. In this case, it’s not possible to shorten songs on Spotify.

To get local Spotify files, you need additional support from the AudFun Music Converter for Spotify. This smart downloader is designed for Spotify free and premium members. It’s able to download Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and the most commonly used audio formats and save them to your local computer. It will retain the lossless audio quality and all ID3 tags. 

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AudFun Spotify Music Downloader for Mac & Windows

  • Download Spotify songs without Premium to a local computer
  • Convert Spotify music and songs to MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A, etc.
  • Save Spotify files locally for cutting in a wanted way
  • Run at a 5X faster conversion speed with zero quality loss 

Part 2. How to Cut Songs on Spotify

To cut Spotify tracks, you need to download music from Spotify to the computer locally first, and then trim the local Spotify songs with an audio cutter. Now let’s follow the below tutorial to download, and cut songs on Spotify step by step.

2.1 Download and Convert Spotify Music to MP3

Step 1 Add Spotify songs to download for cutting

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Download and launch the AudFun Spotify Music Downloader from your laptop. You can view and browse the Spotify library in the opening Spotify app. Please find the songs you want to cut and drag them to AudFun’s main screen. Alternatively, you can copy links of Spotify playlists and paste them into the search bar. And then click the ‘+’ icon next to the search bar to load them automatically. 

Tip 1. Click the above ‘Download‘ button according to your computer version to download and install the AudFun Spotify Music Downloader.

Tip 2. The free version of this smart software only provides 1 minute of conversion per Spotify song. To cut unwanted music on Spotify, you’d better purchase the full version to unlock this limitation. 

Step 2 Change the Spotify output format to download

set spotify music format to download

Please choose the Preferences > Convert button from the top menu bar. In the opening window, there are five output options to choose from: format, channel, sample rate, bit rate, and conversion speed. You can set the output parameters as MP3, 48000 Hz, and 320 kbps to make Spotify music more compatible. 

Step 3 Download and convert Spotify songs for cutting

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Click the Convert button at the bottom-right corner to activate the download process. When all songs have been converted, you can locate your local Spotify MP3 files by clicking on the File icon.

2.2 Cut music from Spotify using any audio cutter 

All Spotify songs have been downloaded and stored on your local computer now. They are completely unprotected and common and can be edited freely. You can use any audio editor or media cutter to cut songs on Spotify now. Here we’ll try a free audio cutter – TunesKit Video Cutter and show you how to cut music from Spotify.

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Step 1. Import converted Spotify songs into TunesKit. After installing TunesKit Video Cutter, you can click the Open button to add your target Spotify music files to it.

Step 2. Select output audio format. TunesKit will start playing your songs once it’s loaded successfully. Then click the Format button to choose the output format you want. To keep the lossless quality, you’d better choose the “High-Speed Mode” here.

Step 3. Cut music from Spotify. Now click the Start button and TunesKit will start cutting the music files for you. When it finishes, you can get your desired files immediately.

Part 3. FAQs Related to Cut Music from Spotify

Q1: Can you cut music from Spotify?

The simple answer is YES. As you may know, Spotify songs are protected by a special audio format. So, people are not easy to cut songs on Spotify, even if they’re Premium Spotify users. Fortunately, you can use AudFun Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify to MP3, WAV, or other common formats. And then cut them with a free audio cutter.

Q2: Can I edit music from Spotify?

Spotify doesn’t allow users to edit their tracks, no matter whether you’re a free or premium user. However, AudFun Music Converter for Spotify can help you edit Spotify music. Just download songs from Spotify to local files with AudFun and then edit them on an audio editor.

Q3: How do I convert Spotify to MP3 for free?

There are some tools on the internet that allows you to convert Spotify to MP3. But most of them are paid tools. And the free ones are not good enough to meet your demand. AudFun Music Converter for Spotify is a professional Spotify music downloader and converter. It offers a free trial version to download and convert Spotify to MP3 for free in a couple of clicks.

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