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How to Download Apple Music as DRM-Free Files

Updated on: April 28, 2024
Category: Apple Music Tips

Apple Music is a streaming service that needed to be subscribed and paid monthly, and all the songs we add to the library of Apple Music are DRM-protected. DRM, short for Digital Rights Management, is an access control technology that limits the usage of digital content and devices. In this way, Apple Music provides us with some kind of rental services. When the subscription expires, all the songs will no longer be playable unless we pay for renewal. Many Apple Music lovers may think: Can we download Apple Music as DRM-free songs? Yes! The following tutorial will show you how to do it easily and quickly with NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter.

DRM-free Apple Music

Tutorial: How to Download Apple Music as DRM-free Files?

NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter is an excellent DRM removal tool that can perfectly converts Apple Music songs to DRM-free formats including MP3, M4A, FLAC and WAV at 10X speed with ID3 tags kept. Its’ simple interface and user-friendly design enable us to operate it easily. Here we go:

  • Record Apple Music, iTunes M4P music, podcasts, audiobooks;
  • Convert iTunes M4P music, audiobooks, Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC;
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality;
  • Keep ID3 Tags & lyric after conversion;
  • 1-click to burn Apple Music to CD, edit ID3 tags, etc;
  • Easy-to-use with an intuitive and streamlined user interface.
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Step 1: Download NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter fitted in with your OS

Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter on your Windows or Mac computer. Following we will take the Mac version as an example. Please choose to download Apple Music songs from web player.

main interface

Step 2: Add Apple Music to NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter

Simply choose a playlist and open it on the web player window, click the button "+ Add" on the bottom right and it will show you all the songs in the playlist. Select the tracks or other iTunes audio files you like for converting.

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Step 3: Choose output format and output path

Click the gear button on the bottom left of the interface, you will see a pop-up window which allows you to choose output format, output quality, conversion speed and output path.


Step 4: Start converting Apple Music to DRM-Free format

Click the button "Convert" to start conversion. When they are all done, click the Converted button on NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter, and you will find all the converted DRM-free songs with ID3 tags kept.


Now you have successfully downloaded the Apple Music in DRM-free format to your computer. Go to the output folder and you can transfer them to anywhere you like.

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter converts 1 minute of each audio file only. If you want to unlock the time limitation, you can purchase the full version of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter.

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