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How to Remove DRM from Apple Music Songs (Lossless DRM Removal)

By Catrina Jones

Updated on August 14 2019

Apple Music now has more than 60 million paid subscribers worldwide according to the latest report released on June 2019. Not matter you are new to Apple Music or you are already a member of Apple Music, you might be wondering some questions about Apple Music and DRM. For example, is there non-DRM protected songs in Apple Music? How to remove DRM from Apple Music? Is there any lossless Apple Music DRM removal software? Let's find out the answers from this guide.


1. Are All Apple Music Songs DRM Protected?

Yes, everything you downloaded from Apple Music including songs, albums and playlists are DRM protected. Apple use a digital rights management (DRM) technology called FairPlay to limit the use of all downloaded tracks. You can only stream the music on authorized devices and you'll need to pay monthly or yearly to keep using the service.

In addition to that, Apple will also add DRM protection to your local music files if you upload them to iCloud Music Library. Therefore, I highly recommend that you create a new folder on your PC and back up all your local music files before you decide to use Apple Music for music streaming.

2. Could I Keep Downloaded Songs from Apple Music After Unsubscribing?

No, after cancelling Apple Music subscription, any songs you've added or downloaded to your Library from Apple Music catalog will be disappear. Even if you get Apple Music downloaded as local files on computer, these files are unplayable because of the DRM-based restriction.

Then how to keep Apple Music songs playable after the subscription is terminated?

Removing DRM from Apple Music songs will be the best solution. 

TuneFab Apple Music Converter, which is also a lossless Apple Music DRM removal, is capable of removing DRM from Apple Music tracks and converting Apple Music songs to DRM-free MP3, M4A, AAC ,etc. After that, you can enjoy Apple Music on iPod nano, iPod shuffle, PS4 or burn Apple Music to CD.

Why choose TuneFab instead of other Apple Music Converters? Here’re the top 3 reasons.

1. It can keep the original quality of the Apple Music songs. You set the bitrate as 256 Kbps, and choose 441,000 Hz as the sample rate.

2. It can preserve all the ID3 tags such as title, artist, album art work, genre, etc.

3. It can remove DRM from multiple file types including Apple Music, iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks.

3. How to Remove DRM from Apple Music?

Step 1. Add the Apple Music Songs to DRM Removal Software

Launch the DRM remover and add the Apple Music songs or playlists you want to remove DRM by selecting the checkbox.

Select Apple Music Tracks

Step 2. Choose MP3 As Output Format

Choose the output format as MP3 from the "Output Format" settings. There’re other DRM-free audio formats available, such as M4A, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, AU, etc.

If you want to keep the original music quality of Apple Music songs, you can manually adjust the bitrate as 256 Kbps and sample rate as 441,000 Hz.

Choose Output Format

Step 3. Start Removing DRM Protection from Apple Music

Click at "Convert" button to start removing DRM and converting Apple Music songs to non-DRM protected MP3. When the conversion is done, you can find the converted songs in the output folder.

Convert Apple Music

Tips: If you want to speed up the conversion rate, you can click at the "Options" button at the menu bar and you will be able to set the speed from 1X to 16X. The conversion speed won't affect the sound quality.

Convert Apple Music

Now you can open the output folder and listen to the DRM-free Apple Music songs on any device you like, such as MP3 player, Zune player and other non-Apple devices. In this case, you actually own the music you pay for!


With a powerful Apple Music DRM removal tool, you can easily remove DRM from Apple Music and you are able to enjoy your downloaded Apple Music songs (DRM-free) with a maximum of personal freedom.

Why TuneFab Apple Music Converter Is Recommended

#1. Professional and safe Apple Music DRM removal tool.

#2. Convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, etc.

#3. Preserve ID3 tags, including artist, title, album, album artwork, year, etc.

#4. Keep original Apple Music quality: 256 Kbps, 44,100 Hz.

#5. Support 16X faster conversion rate. 

Video Tutorial: TuneFab Apple Music Converter - Best Apple Music DRM Removal

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