Apple Music DRM Removal - How to Convert Apple Music M4P to MP3

Posted by Adam Gorden on August 17, 2016 10:14:01 AM.

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Ever since the release of Apple Music, many subscribers have been looking for a solution to convert their downloaded Apple Music tracks to MP3 or other common audio formats. The reason why they need to convert Apple Music streams is because the music tracks provided by Apple Music are protected with Apple's FairPlay DRM, due to which users are only allowed to download Apple Music songs to play on Apple's devices. Although the Android version of Apple Music was released afterwards, it's still frustrated that the streaming music downloaded with Apple Music are prohibited from copying to other devices and all music streams will become inoperable if the subscription is canceled. So in this article, we'll introduce you the best way to convert DRM-locked Apple Music files from M4P to unprotected MP3 or other formats as you want.

Apple Music & DRM: What You Need to Know

Apple Music, as one of the largest music-streaming services in the world, has more than 15 million subscribers so far. Combined with three major parts, including Music, Beats 1 Radio, and Connect, Apple Music service brings users a vast library of music with access to over 30 million songs, provides music recommendations based on users' own taste, and allows artists and fans to communicate easily. The music service comes with a 3-month free trial and subscriptions start at $9.99-a-month or $14.99 for up to six family members. Apple Music was initially developed for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Macs and it then received a release for Android devices and Apple TV a few months later.

The most important thing you should know about Apple Music is that Apple adds a DRM (Digital Rights Management) layer to its streaming music collection. That's to say, anything you download from Apple Music's streaming catalog is DRM-protected. In this case, subscribers don't own the Apple Music streams at all since you are banned from offloading them anywhere else. If you cancel Apple Music service, you can't listen to the music files downloaded from Apple Music any more.

If you don't want DRM on copies of your Apple Music tracks, or in other words, if you want DRM-free versions of that music, you should try the DRM removal solution for Apple Music recommended in the following article.

Best DRM Removal Solution to Convert Apple Music to MP3

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In order to help you easily and completely kill DRM protection from Apple Music M4P files, TunesKit DRM Apple Music Converter for Mac (Windows) is released. It's an all-in-one and easy-to-use DRM removal solution to crack DRM lock from Apple Music songs by converting the protected offline M4P music streams to non-DRM MP3, AAC, WAV and other common audio formats. It also works with the old iTunes M4P music files with DRM protection. Besides, you don't need to worry about the output quality since it will preserve the CD quality and original ID tags as well. By using this professional Apple Music converter, Apple Music subscribers are able to take full control over the downloaded M4P music tracks and freely play the music back on any media player or burn the songs to CDs, even if the subscription ends.

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Complete Guide to Convert DRM-ed Apple Music from M4P to MP3

Now you can follow the instruction as below to see how to easily convert the DRM-ed offline Apple Music M4P to MP3 or other formats with TunesKit Apple Music to MP3 Converter.

1Import Apple Music M4P files to Apple Music Converter

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Launch TunesKit Apple Music Converter and click "Add Files" to load the Apple Music M4P files. You can also add the songs by drag-and-drop. It supports batch conversion so that you can import multiple music tracks to TunesKit to convert once.

2Select output format as MP3

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When the M4P music songs are loaded successfully to TunesKit Apple Music Converter, you can select the output format as MP3 or others. The available output formats are MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B currently. To choose the format, you should click the "gear" icon next to the music title.

3Start to convert DRM-ed Apple Music to MP3

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You are also allowed to set the output folder before conversion by clicking "Output" drop-down list. Then you can start to convert the DRM-ed M4P music files to MP3 by pressing "Convert" button.

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