How to Extract Audio from Apple Music

Posted by Adam Gorden on Feb 25, 2020 4:08 PM

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Apple Music can be downloaded but the files you downloaded are only playable within your subscription. Once you stop paying for Apple Music, those audios will become invalid. Extracting audio from Apple Music means more than just download the protected songs or tracks. It supposes to leave the DRM protection behind and get you the free format audios. By this way, you will be able to play Apple Music songs on any device or any media player you want. And the most important is that you can use the audio as you want. Usually, you will need a third-party tool to achieve this goal.

ViWizard Audio Converter is a comprehensive audio converter. Extracting songs from Apple Music is ViWizard's most significant feature. Besides that, it can also convert audiobooks from Audible and iTunes to MP3 or other common formats. So, in a word, it is a combination of Apple Music converter and audiobook converter. In this passage, we will talk about how to extract music from Apple Music so that you can make a full use of the songs.

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ViWizard DRM Audio Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible audiobook & iTunes audiobooks
  • Convert DRM M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4B, AAC
  • Convert between DRM-free audio file formats
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How to Extract Songs from Apple Music

Step 1 Load Apple Music to ViWizard

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First of all, install ViWizard Audio Converter from the above link. Also, iTunes shall be installed and Apple Music songs can be played on your computer. Make sure you authorize iTunes on your device. Otherwise, the converter can't work well. When you enter the main interface, you will see 3 buttons below:

1) This music note icon is to add protected audios to the converter, such as Apple Music songs, Audible audiobooks and iTunes audiobooks.

2) This icon is to import common audio format to ViWizard.

3) This is where you can locate the converted audio files.

4) Besides that, you can also drag & drop audio files from the media folder to the ViWizard in a direct way.

Step 2 Adjust Basic Settings

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Baisc settings mainly refer to the output format and output path. Once the loading is done, open the "Format" panel to select an output format for your audio files. To extract MP3 from Apple Music, we should choose MP3 format. Right next to the "Format" is the Output Path option. Click on to relocate a folder for your converted files.

Step 3 Edit the Output Songs with Extra features

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If you need more than basic settings, ViWizard also designs many extra features for you to customize the output audios. Try the buttons below.

1) Under the "Format" panel, you can fine-tune the codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate and quality of the audio files

2) This magic stick icon on the right of each column is to adjust the volume, speed, and pitch of the converted songs.

3) This edit icon on the right of each column enables you to tailor the tags and split the audios.

Step 4 Extract MP3 from Apple Music

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When all the settings are set ready, you can begin to extract drm-free audios from Apple Music. Press the "Convert" button and the converter will start to work. Once the conversion finishes, you can see the audio files in the folder you selected. They are all at your disposal.


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