How to Download MP3 from Apple Music

Posted by Adam Gorden on Oct 22, 2019 3:42 PM
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"If I purchase Apple Music, can I download the music as .mp3? I don't really use apple music, but it's the ONLY PLACE ON EARTH that has the howl's moving castle full digital soundtrack, otherwise, it literally has to ship from Japan. Can I just buy it and download it to my phone to play in other media players?" – CherryBlossomStorm from reddit.com

So, can you download music as mp3 from the Apple Music app? The answer is no because the songs you download from Apple Music are in M4P format and moreover, they are encrypted with protection. This not only means you can't directly download songs from Apple Music as MP3 format but also means that you can't convert them to MP3 with ordinary audio converters. Not with ordinary audio converter, how about using TunesKit Audio Converter? Right, TunesKit DRM Audio Converter can do it. As an "Apple Music downloader", it can help you download Apple Music songs and convert them to MP3 format.

Next up will be some instructions on how to download MP3 from Apple Music, not directly, but easy and convenient enough.

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How to Download MP3 from Apple Music

Step 1Download Apple Music and Import them into TunesKit

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Before everything starts, you need to do some preparation. First, install TunesKit DRM Audio Converter and iTunes. Download Apple Music songs you want to convert and make sure they are playable on your computer, otherwise, you will need to re-authorize the iTunes. Then, you can run the converter and drag the files to the main interface. Wait for a few moments till the loading finish. There's another way to import songs. Click the "Music Note" icon on the top of the converter can import DRM-protected audios.

Step 2 Select Audio Output Format

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After all the songs are loaded into the converter successfully, you can start to work with the output settings. First and the most important is the output format. Click and open the "Format" panel and select MP3 as the default output format. But MP3 is not the only choice. TunesKit provides 20 more options for input formats to 6 common output formats. Below the output format, you can change the codec, channel, sample rate and bit rate of the songs. To adjust volume, speed, and pitch of the audios, you'll need to click the "Effect" and "Edit" icon at the end of each column of the audio track. When all the settings are decided, don't forget to save the changes by clicking "OK".

Step 3 Convert Apple Music to MP3 Format

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Now you're one more step to get the Apple Music songs in MP3 format. The step will be a click on the "Convert" button. After the process is done, you can locate the converted files in the folder you chose or find them under "Converted" history.

The Final Thought

If you really want to download Apple Music as MP3, TunesKit Audio Converter is a favorable yet solid choice. In addition to Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks, Audible audiobooks are also convertible with TunesKit. The free trial is available for you all!

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