Apple Music Ripper – Rip Apple Music and Save as MP3

Posted by Adam Gorden on Mar 17, 2020 3:57 PM.

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As one of the most popular music streaming services, Apple Music has gained great popularity among young people over the years. Its 3-month free trial membership offers you a chance to enjoy the millions of songs from its library. However, all the songs, playlists, albums of Apple Music will be gone once you cancel the subscription. Worse, you cannot enjoy them on other MP3 media players or devices.

Is that possible to rip the songs from Apple Music and save them as MP3 format? The answer is positive. In the post here, we will introduce 2 efficient Apple Music rippers, so that you can rip Apple Music easily and download them as MP3 with high quality retained. In the end, we review some more popular Apple Music ripping tools for you.

Method 1. Rip Apple Music with Apple Music Converter
Method 2. Rip Apple Music with Audio Recorder
Further Reading: More Apple Music Rippers Review in 2020

Solution 1. Rip Apple Music to MP3 with Professional Apple Music Converter

One easy way to rip audio from Apple Music is to use a dedicated music converter tool. There are many similar programs in the current market and TunesKit Apple Music Converter is definitely one of the best Apple Music rippers. It can help you remove DRM from Apple Music and iTunes songs with lossless quality. Besides, it provides enough options of output formats for you, such as MP3, WAV, M4A, M4B, FLAC, etc.

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Features of TunesKit Apple Music Converter:

  • Losslessly get rid of DRM from Apple Music
  • Rip Apple Music at up to 30X fast speed
  • Convert M4P to MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AAC, M4B
  • Preserve 100% lossless quality, including ID3 tags
  • Convert iTunes audiobooks and Audible books, too
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Detailed Steps to Rip Apple Music to MP3 with TunesKit

Before proceeding to the detailed instruction, you can click the Download button above to download and install TunesKit Apple Music Converter on your computer. The program supports both Windows and Mac operating system, and you can pick the right version you want.

Step 1 Launch TunesKit and Import Apple Music Songs

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Simply open TunesKit Apple Music Converter software on your computer after finished the installation. Then click the Music Note 'Add' button at the top menu to load your Apple Music files you want to rip. You can also drag and drop your target audio files to the program.

Step 2 Set MP3 as the Output Format

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When all your Apple Music songs are loaded, you can then click the "Format" panel at the lower left corner. A new window will pop up and you're given six audio formats to choose, including MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, WAV, and M4B. Choose MP3 as the output format and adjust the codecs, bit rate, sample rate, channel according to your needs.

Step 3 Rip Apple Music to MP3

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Next click the "Convert" button to start the conversion process. TunesKit will begin to rip the DRM and convert Apple Music to MP3 as you set. A few minutes later, you can locate all converted Apple Music files in MP3 format and enjoy them on any device offline.

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Solution 2. Rip Apple Music to MP3 with Audio Recording Tool

Another way to rip Apple Music songs is to capture the audio from Apple Music files. Compared with the previous technology adopted in the Apple Music Converter, this method will obviously produce a not-so-good output quality. But it's still workable. If you don't mind, you can take TunesKit Audio Capture to have a try. The quality is also satisfied if you're not audiophile. Now follow the quick guide below to rip Apple Music to MP3 by recording.

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Step 1. Download and install TunesKit Audio Capture on your Mac or PC computer. From the main interface, click Apple Music icon to launch the program. If it is not there, you need to click the "+" button to add it.

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Step 2. Click the format icon button at the lower right corner and select MP3 as output format. You can also change other parameters like codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate if needed.

Step 3. Now open your Apple Music app or get ready the target songs from Apple Music website on the browser. Just play the Apple Music songs and TunesKit will capture the audio tracks automatically. When you want to stop the recording, just stop playing the music and close the software and all the recorded files will be saved.

Further Reading: More Apple Music Rippers Review in 2020

Of course, there are some other useful Apple Music stream ripper software that can also help users rip Apple Music to MP3 for playback offline. Some are converters and some are recorders. Here we pick some best ones for your reference.

#1 DRmare Audio Converter

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DRmare Audio Converter is an easy-to-use Apple Music ripper Windows and Mac users can use it with ease. With the adoption of cracking technology in the program, you can rip Apple Music songs to MP3, FLAC, etc. in batch at a fast speed with high quality.


1. Easy to use and UI is friendly;
2. Output high quality Apple Music files.


1. Can only convert the first third content in the trial version.

#2 NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter

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It's a comprehensive audio converter that empowers you to convert Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks, M4P music to MP3, AAC, etc. It can record songs in the background at 20X speed. Besides, you need to install iTunes on your computer in order to run it.


1. Rip Apple Music songs easily;
2. Record audio tracks at 20X speed.


1. iTunes app is needed;
2. This Apple Music free trial version has limited features.

#3 iSkysoft iMusic


iMusic is a music recorder tool, so you can use it to download and record Apple Music to MP3 for playing on any device. Besides Apple Music, it allows you to grad audio tracks from over 3000 music sources like YouTube, Pandora, etc. Additionally, it can also help you backup iTunes library or transfer songs between iTunes and Apple devices.


1. Record Apple Music to MP3;
2. The recording quality is good.


1. It's time-consuming to record many Apple Music songs;
2. The program is costly.

#4 TunesKit Screen Recorder

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If you prefer to record Apple Music to MP3 or other audio formats with high quality, TunesKit Screen Recorder is also a nice option. It's a powerful recording tool that provides two modes for you to capture video or audio activities on the desktop. Furthermore, you can make a schedule recording, choose output format from lots of options, customize your own shortcuts, etc.


1. Record Apple Music and other audio sources;
2. Record audios and videos in high quality.


1. The trial version only records one minute of the files.

Conclusion & Suggestion

These are useful Apple Music ripper Mac and Windows tools for you to rip Apple Music to MP3 for enjoying on your own devices you desire. The final decision depends on your needs. If you just want to record and download songs from different music sites, you can select iSkysoft iMusic; If you care about quality of recordings, both TunesKit Audio Capture and TunesKit Screen Recorder could be your choices. But if you want a fast conversion with optimal quality, TunesKit Apple Music Converter will definitely do the task for you. NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter can also do that, but both the output quality and conversion speed is not as so good as TunesKit Apple Music Converter.

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