Apple Music Converter for Mac OS X users

Why we need to convert Apple Music files

Apple Music is different iTunes. iTunes is all about media ownership, functioning as both a virtual record store and an efficient digital library for music and other media (movies, TV shows, etc) that you own personally. For iTunes users, after you purchased the music files you can burn them as you like.

Interface of Apple Music

Apple Music is all about streaming. You pay a flat fee to unlock access to Apple Music's entire catalogue, but you don't actually own the music you listen to.

That is to say, in the whole month, Apple Music lets you save tracks to listen to offline, You won't own those files and you won't be able to offload them anywhere else. You can't burn them onto a disc, use them in separate video projects, or put them on other devices. If you decide to cancel your Apple Music subscription, you'll lose access to those songs.

If you want to remove the DRM from Apple Music and then play these M4P music files without limitations any more, how to do?

To solve the above problems well, Macsome iTunes Music Converter is helpful and useful, which uses high recording and encoding to MP3 / AAC technology to convert these DRM Music files to MP3 formats and remove the Apple Music DRM with up to 20X conversion speed and as well as CD output quality, and then you can transfer and enjoy these files on any MP3 audio player devices as you like.

How to convert Apple Music to MP3 with iTunes Converter

Apple Music is pre-installed on all Apple devices, and available as a free download for non-Apple PCs and mobile devices.

When you sign up for Apple Music, you get a free three month free trial with full access to all of the features. After that, you'll be charged $10 per month unless you cancel. Apple Music costs $9.99 (£9.99, AU$11.99) monthly, with a $14.99 (£14.99, AU$17.99) family plan option for up to six people.

Step 1. From the next download button to download the latest version of Apple Music Converter for Mac OS X, install and run it.

Screenshot of iTunes Converter

Tips: what you download is a free trial version, that you can only convert 3 minute each file. To get a full version without limitations, click the order button to get the registration key.

Step 2. Click the Add button to load your Apple Music files.

Choose the Music library in the drop-down list, and then choose the Apple Music files you want to convert.

Add iTunes Audio files to convert

Batch conversion is also supported by Macsome iTunes Converter.

Step 3. Click iTunes Converter Menu – Preferences – Advanced to set the output audio format, here we use the default one: Same as source.

Set output formats like MP3 or AAC

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start the converting.

Start Converting iTunes audio files from M4P to MP3

All the Apple Music files can be converted one by one. After several minutes, you can get the unprotected MP3 audio files and play them anytime and anywhere.

After the M4P to MP3 Conversion, you can click the "Inspector" to reset the files' tag info as you need. You can also use the default one.

Settings to work well on iTunes 12.2

For iTunes 12.2 users, if you want to use Macsome iTunes Converter to convert your Apple Music files as well, before the M4P to MP3 conversion, you need to change an option of iTunes to support our Converter.

Run iTunes, click Preferences - Advanced. And then check on the box beside "Share iTunes Library XML with other applications".

Advanced Preferences setting

Now you can quit iTunes and launch your iTunes Converter to take a try.

You may also want to know more details of Apple Music

Apple Music is a music streaming service by Apple. Users select music to stream to their device on demand. The service includes the curated Internet radio station Beats 1 and the blog platform Connect for artists to share media with fans. The app provides music recommendations based on user taste and is integrated with Siri voice commands.

It replaces the default music player on iPod Touch units, iPhones and iPads once you upgrade to the latest version of the operating system, iOS 8.4. It is compatible with iOS devices running version 8.4 or later, iTunes version 12.2 or later (OS X Mavericks or later; Windows 7 or later), and the Apple Watch.

Access to the Beats 1 radio stream is restricted to the iOS Music app and iTunes logged in with a valid Apple ID. The restriction is enforced by encrypting the live stream with FairPlay DRM.

Cost

The service is free for three months. After the trial, you will automatically be charged $9.99 a month for an individual plan. A family subscription via iCloud Family Sharing is available for up to six people for $14.99 a month.

Subscription

For the new users, Apple supports three-month free trial of Apple Music. With a paid subscription (or trial), you get all that plus unlimited skips for Apple Music radio stations and the ability to like, comment, play, and save Connect content, listen unlimitedly to the entire Apple Music catalogue, access your purchased and ripped library, stream songs uploaded to iCloud and curated recommendations, and save songs to your library for offline listening.

Devices it works on

You can access Apple Music via the following devices: iOS devices, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, PC, Android and Sonos.

Privacy

Apple Music is committed to protecting the privacy of both members and nonmembers. See our Privacy Policy for full details.

Since Apple Music supports family sharing, users gets kinds of Apple Music files from Apple Music Store, but if you want to play the music on MP3 player, how to do?