How to Get Data from Spotify
If you need to analyze Spotify data, build one of many apps that use Spotify API, make your own music database API using stats for Spotify, track your favorite songs, or for any other reason, we’ll explain how to do this using the Official Spotify Developers Platform.
All you need to get started is a free Spotify account and the willingness to learn a little bit about APIs. If you don’t yet have a Spotify account, you can simply create one while following the steps below.
Get Your Client Secret & API Token
You’ll first need to sign in to the Spotify Developer portal to generate an application, which will then provide you with the access codes you’ll need to generate an
access_token needed to download data from the Spotify Web API.
We’ve prepared a full step-by-step tutorial explaining How to Get Your Spotify Client ID, Secret & API Token you can follow to generate your API token. Once you’re done with that part, you can try the scraping tutorial or check out the more advanced scenario below to export Spotify playlist to Excel.
Spotify Get Playlist Tracks
One popular scraping use case is to collect all of the tracks within a Spotify playlist. You can get started using the Spotify Playlist Tracks Scraper which requires a Spotify Playlist ID and will pull the data from the Spotify Get Playlists Tracks Endpoint.
1. Get the Spotify Playlist ID
You can get this Playlist ID from any playlist on Spotify (e.g. Spotify Wrapped) - simply click the three dots in the header and find the “Copy to playlist” option:
You can then paste the playlist link into any text editor of your choice and it will look like this:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWUq3wF0JVtEy?si=9aa8544f042245f4, where the Playlist ID is the part after the last
/ but before the
? or in this case:
2. Paste in Values
Next, following the Spotify Playlist Tracks Scraper, you simply paste in the Playlist ID as well as your API Token:
3. Download Spotify Playlist CSV
Assuming these are correct, the next screen will show you the first 50 tracks in the playlist where you can download them as a CSV file:
Explore More Spotify Scraping Options
You can keep exploring more options in this endpoint, download other types of data available from this endpoint, like artists, and also check out the workflow section to download beyond the first 50 results.
You’ll also see other endpoints and scrapers to get the tracks from any album or playlist, scrape top songs based on most played songs, export Spotify playlists for any user or category and much more!