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Easy & Quick Guide: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3

By Tony Moton

Updated on October 25, 2018

Summary: For whatever reason why you want to convert Apple Music M4P to MP3, it won't be easy because of the Digital Right Management restriction. What's Apple DRM and how to remove DRM from Apple Music? How to easily convert Apple Music files to plain MP3? Why not read this ultimate guide and find out the answers now.

Apple Music has more than 40 millions paid subscribers, but everyday there are people looking for solutions on how to convert Apple Music to MP3 or download Apple Music playlists for offline playback. Paying $9.99 per month for streaming Apple Music songs, yet we cannot download, transfer or play Apple Music on common devices like MP3 player, iPod shuffle due to DRM protection. It's a real frustration.

Let's put an end to all of the DRM troubles today. This ultimate guide will show you the easiest and fastest way to convert Apple Music to MP3. First, I'll show you the best and most powerful Apple Music Downloader. Then, I'll teach you how to convert Apple Music M4P files to DRM-free MP3, M4A, FLAC, AC3 or other plain formats step by step. Finally, I will offer you some tips on transferring Apple Music to multiple devices, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android phone, etc. Let's dive right in.


Part 1. Best Apple Music to MP3 Converter of All Time

All Apple Music songs are DRM protected, that's why you cannot directly convert M4P file to common audio format like MP3. First of all, you need to use a professional Apple Music DRM Removal to unlock the DRM restriction.

TuneFab Apple Music Converter is one of the best tools you can find on the market for converting Apple Music to MP3. It is able to remove DRM from Apple M4P songs, iTunes AAC audios, iTunes M4B audiobooks, Audible AA/AAX audiobooks and more. Aside from that, you can use it to convert almost all audio files stored in iTunes library to MP3/AC3/FLAC. After converting M4P files to MP3, you are able to play Apple Music on PC without iTunes and you can stream them on any device or player such as iPod classic, iPhone nano, PSP, Windows Media Player, etc.

Main Features of TuneFab Apple Music Converter

• Easily convert Apple Music format to MP3, M4A, AC3, AU, FLAC, etc.

• Remove DRM from Apple Music songs with easy steps

• Up to 16X faster conversion speed

• Available on both Windows and Mac

Part 2. How to Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3

Here is the detailed tutorial on how to remove DRM from Apple Music songs and change M4P into MP3 with TuneFab Apple Music Converter.

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Click on the "Try It Free" button to download and save the Apple Music Converter on your computer. After that, you can install and launch the program on your PC. Meanwhile, iTunes will be launched automatically with this program.

Note: Please make sure that you've installed the latest version of iTunes on your PC previously. When iTunes has been launched successfully, you will see all your iTunes songs and playlists show up in the main interface of TuneFab Apple Music Converter.

Step 2. Choose Apple Music Songs

Now you will see all iTunes playlists on the left panel. Click on "Library" or "Music" or other playlists you want, and select the Apple Music tracks that you want to convert to MP3 by clicking on the checkbox. You can select several items one by one or select the entire album by clicking on the checkbox on the top menu bar.

Select the Apple Music Songs

Step 3. Set MP3 as Output Format

After selecting the Apple Music songs you need, you can now choose the output format as you like. Go to "Output Settings" > "Output Format" and select MP3 from the drop-down list. Apart from MP3, you can also select other output formats such as AC3, M4R, M4A, AIFF, FLAC, etc.

Specify Output Format

Step 4. Adjust Conversion Speed

This program allows you to adjust conversion speed from 1X to up to 16X faster. It will save more time. If you would like to change the conversion speed, then go to "Options" > "Convert" > "Set Custom conversion speed for audio convert (1-16)" to adjust the conversion speed.

Note: You can change the output parameters like codec, bitrate, sample rate, channels, etc. And we highly suggest that you set the bitrate as 256 Kbps which is the Apple Music bitrate. You can keep the original quality by doing so.

Adjust Conversion Speed

Step 5. Convert Apple Music to MP3

Click on "Convert" button to start converting. After that, you will find the converted files by clicking on the "Explore Output File" button. After converting the M4P files to MP3, you can now transfer them to iPhone, iPod or iPad for offline playing. If you are not a fan of iTunes, you can try another tool to directly sync the music to the above iOS devices. If you want to know more about this tool, keep reading on the tips below. 

Convert Apple Music to MP3

Editor's Note

If you need a tool to help you put all the DRM-free Apple Music to iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPad Air, iPod touch, etc., then you can try our new product called TuneFab WeTrans. It's an iOS Data Transfer which is capable of transferring all sorts of music, videos, photos, audiobooks, ringtone and more between iOS Devices and PC. For example, if you need to put the DRM-free Apple Music to iPod touch for offline playback, you can use TuneFab WeTrans. It will let you add music to your iPod touch directly from local folder on PC. What's more, it's also a ringtone maker which can help you set Apple Music as iPhone ringtone. If you are interested in this tool, download it now!

Tips: Easily Transfer DRM-free Apple Music to iOS Device without iTunes

Step 1. Launch TuneFab WeTrans on PC and then connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer. It will need a few seconds for the software to detect the device. When it's successfully connected, you will see all the media files stored in the device, such as photos, songs, videos, etc.

Step 2. If you want to transfer the DRM-free Apple Music from local folder to iPhone X, for example, you need to go to "Music" section from the main interface. Choose the playlist you want for storing the Apple Music songs or you can create a new playlist directly. After that, click on the "+" button to add music from PC to iOS device. The transferring process will be fast and safe.

Transfer Music with WeTrans

Now It's Your Turn

This tutorial is intended to help those who want to get DRM-free Apple Music for personal use, for example, if you need to transfer or sync Apple Music songs to unavailable iPod shuffle, iPod classic or iPod nano. We do not encourage any commercial purpose of distributing the DRM-free Apple Music to others. With this TuneFab Apple Music Converter, a simple yet powerful iTunes DRM Audio Converter, you are able to unlock the DRM encryption of Apple Music with just 5 simple steps. Now you can keep the downloaded Apple Music songs forever even if you cancel the Apple Music subscription. Now start to convert Apple Music to MP3 and enjoy!

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