How to Load Apple Music into rekordbox

Posted by Adam Gorden on Aug 13, 2019 5:00 PM
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"My dream is to use my Apple Music download song to create my USB keys with rekordbox. A HUGE time saving... Any possible way to do this? So, a way to extract audio file from apple music download lib, and I think it's not so easy..." – Highdom from audiosex.pro

Many DJ lovers have the same question as Highdom does. For those who have already tried to load Apple Music download to rekordbox, they knew this doesn't work but still wondering is there any solution to this.

Can You Add Apple Music to rekordbox?

For your information, with the app version, you can import playlists from official Apple music application to rekordbox(iOS) v.2.0.0 or later version but "the playlists" refers to your iTunes playlists instead of Apple Music playlists. Apple Music songs are heavily DRM-ed and they can't work with any known DJ software. So yes, the answer is rekordbox can't access to Apple Music library.

Is there really no luck for those who want to use Apple Music with rekordbox? Actually, with TunesKit DRM Audio Converter, you can make it happen. TunesKit is designed to remove DRM from Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks. Once DRM is removed, Apple Music songs can be played and mixed in rekordbox. Let's move on to the simple steps.

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How to Import Apple Music Download to rekordbox

Step 1Add Apple Music to TunesKit DRM Audio Converter

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First, download and install TunesKit DRM Audio Converter from the above link. There are two "Add" button, one for DRM-protected audios, one for DRM-free audios. To convert Apple music, you should use the "Music Note" icon on the top of the window. Besides, please make sure that the Apple music you wish to convert can stream well in iTunes before you import them to TunesKit.

Step 2Customize Audio Output Format

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Open the "Format" panel at the bottom left to select an output format. You can see the "Edit" icon at the end of each column of the audio track. Click it and you can adjust parameters for your files in the pop-up window. When you are all set, please click on "OK" to save the settings.

Step 3Convert Apple Music Songs to Common Format

convert apple music to mp3

Simply press "Convert" at the right bottom and wait for a few seconds. When the converting process is done, the converted files can be found in the history folder.

Step 4Load Converted Songs into rekordbox

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1) Locate your music folders or the music files that you want to import into Rekordbox

2) Make sure the "Collection" icon to the left of the playlist tree is highlighted, then drag the converted songs onto the track window at the bottom of the Rekordbox screen

3) Rekordbox analyses these files and adds track data, including waveforms, song key, and BPM

4) These songs are now ready to be dragged onto a playlist or to be exported to a USB


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