How to Add Apple Music to iMovie

Posted by Adam Gorden on Sep 6, 2019 4:35 PM
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Whether you are a new user of Apple Music or iMovie, this question must have crossed your mind once: Can I use Apple Music in iMovie? The pity is, although iMovie and Apple Music both belongs to Apple Company, there’s no such feature to link these two applications. In other words, you can't add Apple Music to iMovie because Apple Music is a streaming service and the songs are DRM protected.

But this is not the final say. We can always find a way to cope with this inconvenient situation. And TunesKit DRM Audio Converter is the way you are searching for. It helps to remove DRM from Apple Music songs so that you can import them to iMovie for the video project. The following paragraphs will be a guide on how to import Apple Music to iMovie. You can refer to it and get the quickest solution to this problem.

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How to Add Apple Music to iMovie

Step 1 Load Apple Music Songs to TunesKit

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Before everything starts, there are some preparations need to be done. Download and install the converter. Disable the antivirus and firewall if needed. Authorize the iTunes to make your Apple Music songs playable on your Mac. Then, you can launch the converter and load the files. Directly drag and drop the files to the main interface or let the converter detect your music library and then select them to import. Please notice that there are two buttons for loading files on the top center. The “Music Note” one is to import DRM-ed audios.

Step 2 Adjust Output Format

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Wait for a few moments till the loading finish. After all songs are loaded into the converter successfully, you can start to choose the output settings as your demand. Click and open the "Format" panel and to select output format. Given iMovie supported audio formats including MP3, WAV, M4A, AIFF, and AAC, you can choose any of them except AIFF because TunesKit supports MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, FLAC as output format. The "Effect" and "Edit" icon at the end of each column of the audio track are designed to adjust volume, speed, and pitch of the audios. Have fun to try these cool features. When all the settings are decided, confirm the changes by clicking “OK”.

Step 3 Convert Apple Music Songs to non-DRM format

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Now you're one step to get the DRM-free Apple Music songs. Choose the output path before you hit on the “Convert” button. After the conversion is done, locate the converted songs in the folder you chose or the “Converted History” will direct you to where you place them.

Step 4 Import Apple Music to iMovie

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Now you’ve got the converted audios, you can import the Apple Music songs to iMovie and set it as the background music. Run iMovie on your Mac and open the video you are editing. Click the “import” button on the left of the top menu. Then select the well-converted songs from the pop-up box and click “Import Selected”. You are all set now and you can begin to edit the audio to make it

The Final Thought

iMovie is the most convenient and useful video editor for Mac users while Apple Music is one of the best music services ever. And TunesKit DRM Audio Converter is the one who can help you take better advantages of both of them.

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