2 Best Ways to Convert Apple Music to MP3

Posted by Adam Gorden on December 20, 2018 13:24:01 PM.

As of December 2018, the subscribers of Apple Music have reached 56 million, which surpassed Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, in terms of paying users in the United States. The success of Apple Music is attributed to many aspects, including its large music catalog, well-designed user interface, wide availability, easy social connection between artists and fans, and more. With Apple Music, users can select any music to stream to their device on demand easily.

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Simultaneously, some complaints about Apple Music are starting to trickle out. One of the most criticized issues is that Apple Music songs are only accessible on devices authorized with Apple Music subscription. As a result, users are prevented from listening to Apple Music songs on more popular devices, such as common MP3 players, CDs or game consoles like PS4.

To break those restrictions, one confirmed way is to convert Apple Music songs to MP3 format so that the track would be supported by most media devices and players. Fortunately, there are many Apple Music converter software could get it done. Here we'll show you the top 2 ways to convert Apple Music to MP3 expeditiously.

Solution 1. Convert Apple Music to MP3 with Dedicated Apple Music Converter

As a matter of fact, the restrictions of Apple Music come from something called DRM, a technology used to protect the copyright of the digital musical works. So, while browsing the Apple Music to MP3 converters, you should pick the one that can remove DRM from Apple Music songs.

Among the hundreds of DRM Apple Music converting tools in the market, TunesKit Apple Music Converter is one of the most reliable programs that won't let you down. It's able to decrypt DRM from Apple Music and convert the M4P files to MP3 format while keeping the lossless music quality and ID tags.

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TunesKit Apple Music Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Apple Music & iTunes songs
  • Convert DRM M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert Audible and iTunes audiobooks to MP3, M4B, AAC
  • Convert between DRM-free audio file formats
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Guide: How to Convert Apple Music Tracks to MP3

Simply follow these steps to see how to convert your Apple Music songs to MP3 easily with TunesKit Apple Music Converter.

Step 1Load Apple Music songs into TunesKit

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First of all, open TunesKit DRM Audio Converter on your computer. Then click the 'Add' button at the top center to import your Apple Music files to the program. Or you can open the Apple Music media folder and drag the target songs to the conversion window directly.

Step 2Select MP3 as output format

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After importing the Apple Music tracks, you should click the 'Format' option at the bottom and select the output format as MP3. There you can also adjust the codec, channel, bit rate or sample rate to change the music quality in your way.

Step 3Convert Apple Music to MP3

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Now, you can initiate the conversion process by clicking 'Convert' button on TunesKit interface. Then it will begin to convert the Apple Music songs to MP3 as expected. Wait till the conversion is done. You can find the well converted MP3 tracks via the 'converted' icon at the top.

YouTube Video: Remove DRM & Convert Apple Music to MP3

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Solution 2. Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3 with Apple Music Recorder

To get Apple Music as DRM-free MP3, some music recording software are also great choices. For instance, TunesKit Audio Capture, with which you can record the Apple Music tracks and save the files as MP3 format with high quality. Unlike the traditional audio recorder, this application is more intelligent as it's able to record multiple tracks simultaneously. It can also keep and fix the ID tags while recording Apple Music to MP3.

You can follow this tutorial: How to Record Apple Music to MP3 for more details.

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Final Words

To wrap it up, both ways are great options to convert your Apple Music to MP3 effortlessly. But if you are caring much about the output music quality, you are recommended to go for TunesKit Apple Music Converter instead of the Audio Capture, as the former is able to keep lossless quality while converting Apple Music files to MP3.

Disclaimer: When converting Apple Music to MP3, we don't encourage any commercial use. These solutions mentioned here are solely provided for Apple Music subscribers who want to back up the songs for personal use only. Please don't distribute the converted Apple Music tracks to others for commercial purpose.


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