How to Load Apple Music into rekordbox

Updated by Adam Gorden on Apr 21, 2021 4:00 PM
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"My dream is to use my Apple Music download song to create my USB keys with rekordbox. A HUGE time saving... Any possible way to do this? So, a way to extract audio file from apple music download lib, and I think it's not so easy..." – Highdom from audiosex.pro

Many DJ lovers have the same question as Highdom does. For those who have already tried to load Apple Music to rekordbox, they know this doesn't work but still wondering is there any solution to this. Today we will walk you through the best solution for this issue and offer a detailed tutorial for you.

Part 1. Can You Add Apple Music to rekordbox?
Part 2. How to Convert Apple Music Download to rekordbox
Part 3. How to Import Apple Music to rekordbox
Part 4. How to Export Music from rekordbox
Part 5. Additional Knowledge: Which Music Services Support rekordbox
Wrap Up

Can You Add Apple Music to rekordbox?

For your information, with the app version, you can import playlists from the official Apple music application to rekordbox(iOS) v.2.0.0 or later version but "the playlists" refers to your iTunes playlists instead of Apple Music playlists. Apple Music songs are heavily protected in M4P format and they can't work with any known DJ software like Virtual DJ. So, the answer is rekordbox can't access to Apple Music library.

Is there really no luck for those who want to use Apple Music with rekordbox? Actually, with ViWizard Audio Converter, you can make it happen. ViWizard is designed to convert Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks, and Audible audiobooks to common formats including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, FLAC with a 30X faster speed. This software also supports the conversion of any unprotected audios. Once it is done, converted Apple Music songs in high quality can be played and mixed in rekordbox or any other DJ software. Let's move on to the simple steps of converting Apple Music to rekordbox.

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How to Convert Apple Music Download to rekordbox

Now read the guide in text to learn how to convert Apple Music to rekordbox for mixing with ViWizard

Step 1Add Apple Music to ViWizard Audio Converter

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First, download and install ViWizard Audio Converter from the above downloading buttons. There are two "Add" buttons, one for audios in the iTunes library, one for local audios. To convert Apple music, you should use the "Music Note" icon on the top of the window to open your iTunes library. Besides, please make sure that the Apple music you wish to convert can stream well in iTunes before you import them to ViWizard.

Step 2Customize Audio Output Format

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Open the "Format" panel at the bottom left to select an output format. You can also adjust the parameters for your files in this pop-up window. When you are all set, please click on "OK" to save the settings.

Step 3Convert Apple Music Songs to Common Format

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Simply press "Convert" at the right bottom and wait for a few seconds. When the converting process is done, the converted files can be found in the Converted folder.

How to Import Apple Music to rekordbox

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Now we get the converted Apple Music songs prepared. The next step is to load Apple Music into rekordbox. The method is equal to that of loading common audio into rekordbox.

1) Locate your music folders or the music files that you want to import into rekordbox.

2) Make sure the "Collection" icon to the left of the playlist tree is highlighted, then drag the converted songs onto the track window at the bottom of the rekordbox screen.

3) rekordbox analyses these files and adds track data, including waveforms, song key, and BPM.

4) These songs are now ready to be dragged onto a playlist or to be exported to a USB.

Alternatively, you can choose the File and the Import button. Next, choose from Import Track/ Import Folder/ Import Playlist. At last, locate Apple Music files to rekordbox. Then you can play Apple Music on rekordbox.

How to Export Music from rekordbox

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After mixing your Apple Music in rekordbox, you may need to export music out of rekordbox to USB or other devices. Here is a guide for you.

1) Plug the USB into the computer.

2) On rekordbox, go to the Playlist section and choose the “Export playlist” or “Export tracks” button.

3) Select the USB to transfer music to USB.

Additional Knowledge: Which Music Services Support rekordbox

Although Apple Music, Spotify, and many other streaming music services do not support rekordbox, some music providers allow users to use their music tracks in rekordbox. Here are what most people use for rekordbox:

1) iTunes. iTunes does not provide streaming music. It sells single music tracks. In 2009. Apple has removed the DRM from iTunes songs so that you can use iTunes music in rekordbox.

2) Beatport LINK. Beatport LINK mainly offers electronic music with 20000+ new tracks weekly.

3) SoundCloud GO+. SoundCloud GO+ is offered by SoundCloud with only $9.99 per month to access DJ software like rekordbox.

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4) Beatsource LINK. With the latest 6.0.1 version of rekordbox, you can choose to use the music library of Beatsource LINK for mixing in rekordbox.

Wrap Up

To summarize, for those who want to use Apple Music on rekordbox or other DJ software, converting Apple Music with ViWizard Audio Converter is a one-for-all solution. After the conversion, you are free to play Apple Music on any player or device just like common audios.

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