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How to Use Apple Music in iMovie Project

By Tony Moton

January 27, 2018

At the beginning, let us view a relevant question from Apple forum.

Question: Can you use Apple Music in iMovie project? I have a subscription of Apple music and I want to create a movie using the soundtrack I've got in Apple music using iMovie, is it possible to import Apple music to iMovie?

Answer: No. Apple Music is DRM protected. Apple Music is a streaming service. Not for personal use as in importing into and iMovie project.

Disappointed, right? For DRM restriction set by Apple, users are prohibited from customizing or using Apple music immoderately, for example, adding songs to iMove. That being said, this is contingent on what tools you use. For me, an experienced video creator, TuneFab Apple Music Converter is the first choice that helps me get rid of DRM protection.


For more information about DRM, please refer to Solve DRM Protected Streams Are Not Supported Problem.


Section 1. TuneFab Apple Music Converter Introduction

TunesFab Apple Music Converter, as its name implies, is a piece of software that excels in converting Apple music into various formats so that the track is more compatible for different uses, such as cutting the track, using it as BGM, and more. Once converted, DRM restriction is removed by this program. That's why the converted song can be used freely.

Section 2. Preparation for Adding Apple Music in iMovie Project

Step 1. Download and Install TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Get TuneFab Apple Music Converter by clicking the following Download button. Please note that you can only convert the first 3 minutes of each song with the help of the trial version. For better experience, please purchase the full version.

When the installation package is completely downloaded, please click and install the TunesFab Apple Music Converter program by following the real-time prompts.

Step 2. Download the Latest iTunes in Your PC

Check if iTunes in your computer has been upgraded to the latest version or not. If not, upgrade it! Or there would be errors occurred during conversion.

Step 3. Download Purchased Apple Music to Your PC

Download purchased Apple Music songs that you want to set as iMovie background music.

Section 3. Steps to Use Apple Music in iMovie

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Run TuneFab Apple Music Converter by clicking its icon on your PC desktop. If you are using a trial version, just click the "Continue" button to go on. For full version, please click "Activate" > fill the blank with register code sent to your email.

Register to Apple 
Music Converter

When the converter program is open, you can view its main page shown as the following screenshot. Once the converter program is activated, iTunes in your computer will be activated automatically.

Apple Music Converter Main Page

Step 2. Choose Apple Music Tracks

The smart TuneFab Apple Music Converter will detect and load all the Apple Music tracks and albums, which can be previewed and checked in the "Playlist" menu. Fail to find the target song? Just click the "Refresh" button.

Next you can select the playlist category at the left pane and select songs you want. If you cannot locate the one amongst tons of files, the fuzzy/precise search function will help. Of course this powerful program can also batch convert the entire album.

Choose Apple Music 

Step 3. Adjust Output Settings

Navigate to the "Output Setting" section, where you can select output format for your Apple Music tracks from the drop-down list. And the below list contains output formats offered by the program:


Besides, you are allowed to define output path if you don't want to save the converted songs in the default folder.

Adjust Output Settings

Step 4. Remove DRM Restriction

To speed up conversion, you can click "Options" at the upper-left corner > drag and adjust the conversion speed in the pop-up "Preference" page. Please note that conversion speed adjustment will not lower the converted track quality.

Adjust Conversion Speed

Click the "Convert" button to convert your purchased iTunes music into MP3/M4A/FLAC. Meanwhile, DRM encryption will be removed so that you can utilize the song as iMovie background music.

Convert Musix with Apple Music 

Step 5. Add Apple Music as BGM for iMovie

When conversion is completed and DRM is removed, your Apple Music can be employed as iMovie background music.

That's it! It seems that the guide is complicated. Actually, it is a piece of cake. The whole process can be described as "Download and Install > Select Apple Music > Convert". Any questions, just contact us!

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