How to DJ with Apple Music

Updated by Adam Gorden on Apr 19, 2021 4:49 PM
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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 cross DJ. Is there a way to DJ with songs from Apple Music on 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 fun with its tracks.

Apple Music is among those music services that provide millions of songs to music lovers, and it boasts to have more than 70 million songs in its 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 the following parts, we'll cover how to DJ with Apple Music on third-party DJ apps. Now let's get started.

Part 1. Some Powerful DJ Apps
Part 2. DJ App that Works with Apple Music
Part 3. Convert Apple Music to Any DJ Apps
Part 4. DJ with Apple Music Songs Offline on DJ Apps
Summary

Some Powerful DJ Apps

You don't need a hardware DJ setup to become a DJ now. Yes, you can find a dozen of DJ apps that work on various devices and start DJing right in front of the screen. Here are some of the most powerful and noted DJ apps.

serato dj

1. Serato DJ

Serato DJ is a DJ program from New Zealand, which introduces itself as the world’s best DJ software. It enables you to use loads of features like Recording, powerful effects, Key Detection, advanced Sampler, Midi Mapping. You can subscribe to Serato DJ for $9.99 per month.


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2. djay Pro

djay Pro is a digital music mixing program for everyone due to its simplicity. It supports Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, and Android. There are many features in this DJ app including perform live, enable Automix mode, or record mixes on-the-go. This software has integrated with Spotify but not with Apple Music yet.


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3. rekordbox

rekordbox is also a well-liked DJ program, which attracts users with its multi-deck mixing ability and the Auto Mix feature. It costs $9.99 or $14.99 per month.


DJ Apps that Work with Apple Music

All of the DJ apps are powerful and popular among DJs. Are there any DJ apps that work with Apple Music?

MegaSeg

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MegaSeg is a DJ app that works on the Mac system. No matter you have a MacBook, iMac, or Mac Mini, MegaSeg is a perfect DJ app for you.

MegaSeg has been the first app that can DJ with Apple Music songs. Tracks you add to your iTunes library from Apple Music and your local music can be both loaded on MegaSeg with the internet on. Also, you can download songs from Apple Music and load them on your iTunes library, so you can play them without having to go online.

But the problem is currently those Apple Music tracks simply don't show in MegaSeg, meaning you can't play them there, even if you download songs from Apple Music with a subscription. Since each downloaded Apple Music song comes with protection from Apple, you can't directly apply them to any unauthorized usage.

Does Other DJ Apps Work with Apple Music?

Some of the well-known DJ apps like Serato, djay Pro, RekordBox, and Traktor have integrated with music services such as Tidal or Spotify, but not with Apple Music. If you're going to DJ with Apple Music in these apps, the only way is to download them to your device and upload them as local files. And in the next part, I'm going to show you how to do that.

How to DJ with Apple Music on Any DJ Apps

Since you can't get DJ apps for Apple Music currently, the only way is to remove the protection from each Apple Music track. Normally, when you're an Apple Music subscriber and download songs from the service, you can get the downloaded files on your device. But when you want to take them elsewhere and play them, Apple won't allow you to do this.

But with ViWizard Apple Music Converter you can easily download songs from Apple Music and at the same time, remove the protection from each track. After downloading them to your PC, you can load them as local files on any third-party DJ apps.

ViWizard Audio Converter

Comes with an intuitive interface, the ViWizard Audio Converter is designed to convert all protected iTunes, Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks, and unprotected audios from other sources into MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, and other common formats.

The specially designed engine can accelerate the converting speed up to 30X faster with high output quality preserved. With this tool, you’ll be able to play Apple Music songs on any software or player and import Apple Music to DJ programs easily.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4B, AAC
  • Download and play Apple Music songs without limitations
  • DJ with Apple Music Songs Offline
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert at 30X faster speed
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1. Launch ViWizard and Import Apple Music Files

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Launch your ViWizard Audio Converter and then click the music note "+" button to import songs from the iTunes library. Or you can drag and drop the audio tracks to the ViWizard interface.

2. Setting Output Format and Parameters

setting output format

Once completed loading input files, you can click the "Format" button in the bottom left and choose the output format among MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. You can also click the "Output" button and choose the output location.

3. Start Converting

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With the format setting done, press the "Convert" button and ViWizard will start the conversion process. When it is done, you can find all your converted songs by clicking the "Converted" button.

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4. DJ with Apple Music Songs Offline on DJ Apps

After converting tracks from Apple Music, now you can access them on any DJ apps you have on your device and DJ with them right away. Here's an example of how to upload Apple Music songs to djay Pro:

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

2. Click Add Folder and choose the folder where your downloaded Apple Music songs lie.

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

4. Drag the track to disc then you can start DJing with Apple Music songs.

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Summary

To conclude, you cannot DJ with Apple Music directly, since Apple Music songs are protected. But if you convert Apple Music songs to MP3 or other common audios, you are able to use Apple Music for DJ without any limits.

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