How to Import Apple Music to Lightworks

Posted by Adam Gorden on Aug 16, 2021 3:50 PM.

Lightworks is a non-linear editing system (NLE), which is released as early as 1989. Editors have used Lightworks to create multiple famous films such as "The King's Speech". And it won a 2017 EMMY Award. Lightworks has a customizable interface, which makes you feel comfortable in a custom UI. And owns a library of hundreds of preset effects & animations. All of these make a great number of video editors both pros and beginners choose Lightworks. Lightworks is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. And it offers Lightworks Free, Lightworks Pro ($23.99 per month and $239.99 per year), and Lightworks Outright ($389.99 for life) for users to choose from. The free version is best for newbies and it supports all import formats, backup, and export in 720p.

When you edit videos with Lightworks, have you met a challenge - how to find free music for videos? Apple Music features a library of 75 million tracks which is proceeding among all of the streaming music services. Does Lightworks support importing Apple Music songs? You cannot upload Apple Music to Lightworks directly, but you can follow the method in this post to convert Apple Music to Lightworks to add to your videos as background music.

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Part 1. Preparation for Converting Apple Music to Lightworks Video Editor
Part 2. How to Convert Apple Music to Lightworks
Part 3. How to Transfer Apple Music to Lightworks

Part 1. Preparation for Converting Apple Music to Lightworks Video Editor

Now we will talk about what you need to prepare before you convert Apple Music to Lightworks. Since Apple Music audios are protected in M4P which is not supported by Lightworks or any other video editor including Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, AceMovi, you cannot import Apple Music to Lightworks or other video editors diametrically. You need an Apple Music Converter to help you convert Apple Music to Lightworks-supportive formats. And you need to download the Apple Music tracks for converting and importing. At last, a computer is needed.

Here is a list of all the preparations you need:

Note: To download Apple Music, you need an Apple Music subscription or Apple Music free trial. Also, make sure that the Apple Music tracks can be well-played in iTunes.

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Part 2. How to Convert Apple Music to Lightworks

Get all the preparations ready? If so, you can go to convert Apple Music by following the 3 steps here.

Step 1 Import Apple Music to ViWizard Audio Converter

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First, you should install and launch ViWizard Audio Converter on your computer. Then use the Add Files icon button on the top of the window to import the Apple Music tracks to the ViWizard surface.

Step 2 Pick the Output Format

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After the first step is finished, click the Format panel on the left bottom, and then choose the MP3 format which is workable on Lightworks and almost all the video editors. In addition, in this panel, you can choose to get to adjust the codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate of the output audios. When you are done with the settings, press the OK option of this window to confirm the changes you made on these audios.

Step 3 Convert Apple Music Songs to Lightworks

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When they are all set, click the Open button to choose the right folder for your output Apple Music Song files. The last thing you have to do is to hit on the Convert button to run the conversion. After the conversion is finished, you can locate the converted files in the folder you just choose.

Part 3. How to Transfer Apple Music to Lightworks

The next step is to upload Apple Music to Lightworks to use in your video project. Currently, these songs have become common MP3 audios, you can do this operation without any limit. Here is a tutorial for audio uploading you can refer to.

1) Launch Lightworks on the computer you used in the previous step and have the Edit or Log tab selected.

2) Go to Libraries and click the Local Files button.

3) Choose the Places dropdown arrow to go to the folder for music.

4) Select the Copy Local option. Click your music and tap the Import button.

5) If you double-click the track, you will load it into the source viewer. Then you can add the music to the project for editing.


Converting Apple Music with ViWizard Apple Music Converter offers a way to play Apple Music on Lightworks and any other video editor. You do not need to struggle to look for other free music sources or spend a large amount of money on purchasing songs on iTunes. With only 3 steps, you can reach the full library of Apple Music.

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