How to Import iTunes Music into Premiere Pro

Posted by Adam Gorden on Nov 12, 2020 1:56 PM

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I'm trying to make an intro for a video, but I'm unable to add songs from my iTunes music library from which I've downloaded songs. When trying to add Audio through iTunes to Adobe Premiere Pro or any other video editing software/application, it's all grayed out. Would appreciate any help.

If you're making a video on Premiere Pro, there's nothing easier to make your video a lot better than adding a background song in it. Of course you can browse for tons of free songs from Google, but what if you want to stand out a bit?

There always are better quality songs on iTunes, or Apple Music, whatever you want to name it. Since iTunes boasts to have more than 60 million songs in its library, you can always find what fits your taste. But the question is how to get them on Premiere Pro?

In the following parts, I'm going to show you how to add iTunes Music to Premiere Pro without any limitations.

Part 1. Reason Why You Can't Directly Add Music from iTunes to Premiere Pro
Part 2. How to Add iTunes Music to Premiere Pro

Reason Why You Can't Directly Add Music from iTunes to Premiere Pro

Before you get into the process, there's one thing called the DRM (as known as Digital Rights Management) which comes in the way to block you from download any content from iTunes. Of course you can directly download iTunes songs to your computer, but all the downloaded files come with protection. So what you're going to do technically, is to remove the DRM protection so that you can use iTunes songs anywhere you want (personal use only).

There used to be many DRM removing tools on the internet, but as iTunes gets updated frequently, most of them are invalid now. So today I'm going to introduce you one of the best iTunes music downloaders and I'm sure you'll have a blast with it.

With TunesKit iTunes Music Converter you can download iTunes songs to your computer 30 times faster than the playback speed. So that you can get MP3 off iTunes to Premiere Pro, or you can download the songs in other formats like M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV or M4B.

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TunesKit DRM Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert all kinds of audio files with the lossless audio quality
  • Strip DRM protection from iTunes Music
  • Download iTunes music and make it available for Premiere Pro
  • Customize and personalize your audio files according your needs
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How to Add iTunes Music to Premiere Pro

Here's a step by step breakdown to download iTunes songs to your computer and put them to Premiere Pro. Make sure you already clicked the Download button of each song you want to get on iTunes.

Step 1Open TunesKit Audio Converter

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Open TunesKit software on your computer after you have TunesKit software installed on your computer. You will see three buttons like "", "", and "" at the top menu bar of TunesKit and click the "" button to add music downloaded from iTunes to the conversion list of TunesKit.

Step 2Set the Output Format

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Now you can configure the output audio parameters of your iTunes music by clicking the "Format" panel. You can pick a format among MP3, M4A, AAC,FLAC, WAV and M4B. You're also allowed to adjust the audio quality like codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate according to your personal needs.

Step 3Start converting

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When all the parameters are set ready, you can click the "" button at the lower right corner and let TunesKit start the conversion of iTunes music format immediately. After the conversion, you can navigate to the converted history to browse all the converted tracks by clicking the "Converted" button at the top menu bar.

Step 4Add iTunes Music to Premiere Pro

1. Open Premiere Pro on your computer.

2. Click File on the top left corner > Import.

3. Choose the downloaded iTunes music files and then click Open. Or you can directly drag the files under the project panel of Premiere Pro.

4. Drag the song to your timeline and edit it without any limitations.

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Bonus Tips:

If your video contain voiceover or other sound effects, the background music might overwhelm these sounds. But you can easily auto adjut the volume of background music and make your voiceover stands out and when it's finished, the background music comes back normal again. Here's how to do it:

1. On Premiere Pro, click Window on the top menu bar, then click Essential Sound. A window should appear on the right side of the screen.

2. Click your background music on the timeline, then click the Music tag under Essential Sound.

3. Tick the cube next to Ducking to enable it, then you can choose what type of sound you want to duck against. And under that, you can adjust the parameters to make the audio transition smoother.

4. Also you'll need to click your voiceover or sound effects on the timeline and tag them under the proper tags.

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