How to DJ with Apple Music in 2023 [Updated]

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec 2, 2022 10:49 AM

Q: "I am DJing a wedding tomorrow and got the playlist sent through Apple Music. I have an Apple Music account and can play the songs on iTunes, but not when using djay Pro or DJUCED. Is there a way to DJ with Apple Music through a third-party DJ app?"

Unlike Spotify, Apple Music hasn't integrated with other third-party DJ apps to allow music lovers and DJs to create more unique tracks. Apple Music is among those streaming music services that provide millions of songs to music lovers. Apple Music boasts more than 90 million songs in its music library, and a large music collection is no doubt a must-have for a DJ. If Apple Music is available for those aspiring DJs, that must be a huge improvement in their setups. So, in this article, we'll uncover how to DJ with Apple Music and introduce several DJ apps that work with Apple Music. Now let's get started.

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Part 1. DJ Software that Works with Apple Music
Part 2. Method to Convert Apple Music to DJ Appshot tip
Part 3. How to DJ with Apple Music through DJ Apps
Part 4. FAQs about Apple Music DJ Mixes

Part 1. DJ Software that Works with Apple Music

You don't need a hardware DJ setup to become a DJ now. There are a dozen of DJ applications that work on various devices, then you can start DJing right in front of the screen. Here are some of the most powerful and noted DJ apps. Among them, you can find a DJ app for Apple Music. Let's check out now.

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No.1 Serato DJ

Serato DJ is a DJ program compatible with both Windows and Mac operating system, which introduces itself as the world's best DJ software. It enables you to use loads of features like powerful effects, key detection, advanced sampler, midi mapping, and more. Also, you can access millions of tracks from streaming music services, including SoundCloud, Beatsource, Beatport, and Tidal. Currently, Serato DJ doesn't support Apple Music and Spotify.

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No.2 Traktor DJ

Traktor DJ is free for DJs to diving into DJ and mix their favorite tracks. You can access this DJ app on your computer and iPad. Where you are at a house party or in a warehouse, you can easily use this DJ app to make mixing tunes and playing sets. With an integration with SoundCloud, you can find lots of great tracks or playlists in Traktor DJ. However, this free DJ app is not compatible with other streaming music services like Apple Music.

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No.3 Virtual DJ

Virtual DJ is another option if you are looking for a working professional DJ software. By using advanced technology and the power of modern computers, Virtual DJ changes the performance of DJ apps. With this DJ app, you can mix in real-time the various components of your tracks. VirtualDJ lets you stream tracks from their partner catalogs like Deezer, Tidal, Beatsource, Beatport, and SoundCloud directly within the software. However, Virtual DJ doesn't support using Apple Music now. And you cannot import songs from iTunes to Virtual DJ.


No.4 djay Pro

djay Pro is a digital music mixing program for everyone due to its simplicity. It supports Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, and Android device. There are many features in this DJ app, including performing live, enabling Auto Mix mode, and recording mixes on-the-go. This software has integrated with streaming services like Tidal, Beatport, Beatsource, and SoundCloud but not with Apple Music and Spotify yet. And you can build your own playlists and create smart track filters.


No.5 rekordbox

rekordbox is a well-liked DJ program, which attracts users with its multi-deck mixing ability and the features like Auto Mix. Its intuitive interface, high-quality sound, and slick design has greatly maximized DJ performance. With this DJ app, you can set up cue points, edit grid information, or create a playlist on your mobile device and computer. What's more, you can manage different tracks from streaming services, such as SoundCloud, Tidal, Beatport, and Beatsource.


No.6 MegaSeg

MegaSeg is a DJ app that works on the macOS system. No matter whether you have a MacBook, iMac, or Mac Mini, MegaSeg is a perfect DJ software for you. It has been the first app that can DJ with songs from Apple Music. The tracks you add to your iTunes library, as well as, your local music files can be both loaded into MegaSeg with the internet on. Also, you can download songs from Apple Music and then load them onto your iTunes library. So, you can DJ with Apple Music without having to go online. This is not a free DJ software that works with Apple Music.


No.7 Pacemaker

Pacemaker is a DJ app with which you can create mixes with millions of tracks and share your vibe with friends. You can access this DJ app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. Pacemaker gives you instant access to millions of tracks from Apple Music and Spotify. You can pick your tracks or playlist from Apple Music and Spotify in Pacemaker. When you try to use Apple Music in Pacemaker, make sure that you have a valid subscription to Apple Music.

All the above DJ apps are powerful and popular among DJs. Only MegaSeg and Pacemaker can work with Apple Music, enabling you to DJ with Apple Music. But the problem is currently those Apple Music songs cannot be synced to MegaSeg and Pacemaker sometimes. Thus, you can't play them there, even if you download songs from Apple Music with a subscription. Besides, those Apple Music songs cannot be applied to those DJ apps due to Apple Music songs with protection.

Part 2. Method to Convert Apple Music to DJ Apps

Since you can't get DJ apps for Apple Music currently, the only way is to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert Apple Music to unprotected formats. Normally, when you're an Apple Music subscriber, you can download Apple Music songs for offline playing. Then you can find the downloaded files on your computer. But you will fail to apply those downloaded Apple songs elsewhere for correctly playing.

But with ViWizard Apple Music Converter, you can easily download songs from Apple Music and remove DRM protection from Apple Music songs. Comes with an intuitive interface, ViWizard Audio Converter is designed to convert Apple Music songs, iTunes audios, and Audible audiobooks into MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. The specially designed engine can accelerate the conversion speed up to 30× faster speed with high output quality preserved.

With this tool, you'll able to convert Apple Music songs to a format compatible with all the DJ apps. Then you can move those converted Apple Music files to DJ software for mixing. The following are the steps to convert Apple Music to MP3 or other plain formats via ViWizard Audio Converter.

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Key Features of ViWizard Audio Converter

  • Support to DJ with Apple Music via any DJ software
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, and more
  • Remove DRM from Apple Music, iTunes, and Audible
  • Retain the 100% original sound quality and ID3 tags
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Step 1Import Apple Music Songs to ViWizard

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Firstly, launch ViWizard Audio Converter then it will load the iTunes app automatically. Click the Music note button to browse the songs you've downloaded in your Apple Music library. In the pop-up window, select the music you want to convert and click the OK button to confirm. Or you can directly drag and drop the downloaded Apple Music songs to the interface of the converter.

Step 2Change the Output Format for Apple Music

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Once completing loading Apple Music songs, you can click on the Format button in the bottom left and choose the output format among MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. You can also change other audio parameters, including the codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate according to the requirements of the DJ software. Don't forgot to click the OK button to save the settings.

Step 3Start Converting Apple Music for Mixing

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When all the settings are done, now you can click the Convert button to start converting Apple Music songs to MP3 or other formats compatible with DJ software. When the conversion is done, click on the Converted button to locate the converted Apple Music songs. Now you can add these converted Apple Music songs to any DJ app you like.

Part 3. How to DJ with Apple Music through DJ Apps

After completing the conversion of Apple Music to MP3, now you can access those Apple Music songs on any DJ app you have installed on your computer or mobile device. Here's an example of how to transfer Apple Music songs to djay Pro for mixing.

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Step 1. Open djay Pro on your computer and click the file folder on the left of the screen.

Step 2. Click on the Add Folder button and choose the folder where you save all the converted Apple Music files.

Step 3. Click on the Select Folder button, then all the songs in the folder will be loaded into the app.

Step 4. Simply drag the track to disc, then you can DJ with Apple Music anytime.

Part 4. FAQs about Apple Music DJ Mixes

Q1. Can you DJ with Apple Music?

A: The apps shown above are great tools for DJ Apple Music. Since Apple Music is not compatible with most of DJ apps, you can choose to use ViWizard Audio Converter to convert Apple Music songs depending on the audio requirements of those DJ apps. Or you can use MegaSeg and Pacemaker for mixing Apple Music songs.

Q2. How to use Apple Music with Virtual DJ?

A: In fact, you cannot access the music library of Apple Music in Virtual DJ. In this case, you can try converting Apple Music to Virtual DJ supported audio formats for mixing.

Q3. Is there are DJ app that works with Apple Music?

A: Currently, only MegaSeg and Pacemaker work with Apple Music. You can sync your Apple Music's library to them for mixing.

Q4. Where do DJs get their music?

A: Most DJs get their music resource from DJ Pool. You can subscribe to the DJ Pool to download or buy music with ease. Or you can also purchase music from Bandcamp and other websites.


In this article, we've introduced some DJ apps to you. To conclude, you cannot DJ with Apple Music directly, since Apple Music songs are protected by Digital Rights Management. But if you convert Apple Music songs to MP3 or other common audios with ViWizard Audio Converter, you are able to use Apple Music for DJ without any limit. Why not click the Download button below to start a free trial of ViWizard software now? You will be surprised.

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