How to Add Music from Apple Music to DaVinci Resolve [2024 Guide]

Updated by Adam Gorden on May 19, 2023 11:35 AM.

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In the past, we watch TV shows played on TVs. But now it seems that making a video by ourselves is not so difficult and we start to make and edit videos by ourselves and share with friends and family or others via social media like Facebook, Instagram, and video sharing sites like YouTube. Through making videos and sharing videos, people gain happiness, confidence, and success. To make and edit a video, a video editor is indispensable. There are many well-known video editors such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve. Among them, DaVinci Resolve supports Windows, macOS, and Linux and is easy to operate and release a free version. So, DaVinci Resolve is chosen by more than 2 million professional or amateur video editors.

For videos, the suitable background music will improve the video effect while the unsuitable music may destroy this video. To find some music tracks that can magnificently decorate your video, you may want to add music from Apple Music to DaVinci Resolve for editing. The question is: Can we add Apple Music to DaVinci Resolve?

DaVinci Resolve doesn't have the Apple Music integration for users to add music tracks to a project within the software. However, it's still possible for users to use Apple Music with DaVinci Resolve. In this post, we'd like to introduce 2 options for users to import Apple Music to a DaVinci Resolve project as background music.

Part 1. How Can I Use Apple Music with DaVinci Resolve?
Part 2. How to Convert and Download Apple Music to DaVinci Resolve
Part 3. How to Add Apple Music to DaVinci Resolve Projects

Part 1. How Can I Use Apple Music with DaVinci Resolve?

DaVinci Resolve supports various audio formats, including AAC, MP3, AIFF, WAVE and Broadcast Wave. This audio formats support allows users to add music to a project from the imported audio files that're compatible with DaVinci Resolve. However, Apple Music tracks are encoded in M4P format and is not included in this support. To use Apple Music with DaVinci Resolve, there're 2 options to get the compatible formats of Apple Music tracks.

If there are specific tracks you'd like to use from Apple Music in your DaVinci Resolve projects, you can consider purchase them from the iTunes Store. If you choose to purchase the track or entire album, you'll get the AAC version in 256kbps. Once you purchase the tracks, they'll be added to your iTunes library automatically and you can download them to audio files. Finally, you can import the audio files into DaVinci Resolve. However, this may break the bank.

If you'd like to use the entire Apple Music library with DaVinci Resolve, you'll need a professional Apple Music downloader. It helps crack the DRM from Apple Music tracks and convert and download them to a compatible audio file with DaVinci Resolve. Apple Music converter like ViWizard Audio Converter supports various audio formats for DaVinci Resolve projects like MP3, WAV or AAC.

Audio formats:
Apple Music: DRM-protected
iTunes Purchases: AAC (unprotected)
DaVinci Resolve import: AAC, MP3, AIFF, WAVE (WAV), Broadcast Wave
ViWizard output: MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV, AAC, FLAC

Best Alternative to Use Apple Music for DaVinci Resolve: ViWizard Audio Converter

In comparison, converting and downloading Apple Music tracks with ViWizard Audio Converter will be more flexible and powerful. Added with the DRM-removal function, ViWizard Audio Converter can convert Apple Music tracks to MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, FLAC with lossless audio and full ID3 tags kept. Besides Apple Music, iTunes music, files, podcasts, audiobooks and even Audible audiobooks can be download for offline use. The whole conversion will be finished at a 30x super faster speed. After the conversion, the audio files will be stored on the hard disk on the computer to import to DaVinci Resolve.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert Apple Music audios to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Convert Audible audiobook & iTunes audiobooks in high quality
  • Convert M4P to MP3 and other common formats
  • Retain ID3 tags of audios
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In the parts that follow, we'll show how to convert and download Apple Music into a compatible format, such as MP3, and then use the Files button in DaVinci Resolve to import the audio file to a project. This will ensure the overall performance with no doubt!

Part 2. How to Convert and Download Apple Music to DaVinci Resolve

Before getting started, please download and install the correct version of ViWizard Audio Converter on the computer. ViWizard Audio Converter is available on both PC and Mac.

Step 1 Add M4P Apple Music songs to ViWizard

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Launch ViWizard Apple Music Converter on your computer. Click the Add Files button which is located at the top part of this program to import the downloaded Apple Music songs to ViWizard. Otherwise, you can drag the Apple Music songs you want to embed to video and drop them into ViWizard’s screen.

Step 2 Choose the MP3 format

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Find the Format panel on the interface and click it. In order to add Apple Music songs to DaVinci Resolve, you need to choose the formats that are supported by this video editor. Here we choose MP3.

Step 3 Convert Apple Music to DaVinci Resolve

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To convert Apple Music songs to MP3 in order to add them to DaVinci Resolve, just click the Convert button. Wait for a while until the Apple Music to MP3 conversion is completed. Choose the Converted button to locate your converted Apple Music audios.

Part 3. How to Add Apple Music to DaVinci Resolve Projects

At present, the Apple Music audio files should be stored as .mp3, .mav, or .aac on the hard disk. Now please follow these steps to create or open a DaVinci Resolve project to import the music to the timeline.

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Step 1 Create or import a video foortage on DaVinci Resolve. Open the DaVinci Resolve app on the computer. To import a video footage to DaVinci Resolve, select the Media tab, then navigate to the location of the desired video file, and drag/drop it into the media pool.

Step 2 Create a timeline below. Select the Edit tab > Create New Timeline. You can also use the shortcut Ctrl+N or Command+N on either PC or Mac to create a new timeline.

Step 3 To import an audio file, select File > Import File > Import Media, then navigate to the desired audio file to use.

Step 4 Now drag/drop the audio file onto an audio track in the timeline.

Step 5 To edit the audio track, select the music clip and make adjustments.


Want to add iTunes songs or Apple Music to DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, or iMovie? Just use ViWizard Audio Converter. With only 3 steps, you can convert Apple Music to MP3 and transfer them to numerous programs without limitations.

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