How to Import iTunes Files/Apple Music into Premiere Pro

Updated by Adam Gorden on Oct 20, 2022 5:00 PM

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"I'm trying to make an intro for a video, but I'm unable to add songs from my iTunes music library from which I've downloaded songs. When trying to add audio through iTunes to Adobe Premiere Pro or any other video editing software/application, it's all grayed out. Would appreciate any help."

We've disscussed how to add Apple Music to videos. If you're making a video on Premiere Pro, there's nothing easier to make your video a lot better than adding a background song in it. There always are better quality songs on iTunes or Apple Music. Since Apple boasts to have more than 75 million songs in its library, you can always find what fits your taste. But the question is how to add iTunes music to Premiere Pro?

Part 1. How to Add iTunes Music to Premiere Pro
    1.1 Can I Add iTunes Music to Premiere Pro?
    1.2 iTunes to Premiere Pro: What You Need
Part 2. How to Add Apple Music in Premiere Pro
Part 3. How to Use Apple Music in Premiere Pro
    3.1 iTunes Files to Premiere Pro
    3.2 Apple Music to Premiere Pro

Part 1. How to Add iTunes Music to Premiere Pro

1.1 Can I Add iTunes Music to Premiere Pro?

Yes but also no. You can add the iTunes files to Premiere with ease, but the exclusives to Apple Music and iTunes, that is, Apple Music streaming files (Apple Music catalog) are not included, expect for the purchased from iTunes Store. All these are about supported audio formats in these 2 platforms.

1.2 iTunes to Premiere Pro: What You Need

Audio Formats in iTunes (iTunes Files, Apple Music, iTunes Store) and Premiere Pro

To add iTunes Music to Premiere Pro, please make sure the iTunes files are in these Adobe Premiere Pro supported Audio formats: MP3, WAV and AAC. You should have the files uploaded to iTunes in MP3 or WAV, and AAC is Apple Music's own format, which is sold from iTunes Store. You can scroll down to Part 3-3.1 to find the iTunes files on the computer device for Premiere Pro.

However, the downloaded Apple Music streaming files comes with the DRM protection, which prevents personal uses in another platform - like Premiere Pro.

Part 2. How to Add Apple Music in Premiere Pro

To add Apple Music in Premiere Pro, you must convert them into the Premiere Pro supported audio formats above with an powerful audio converter.

ViWizard Audio Converter: iTunes (Apple Music) to Premiere Pro Converter

To save efforts and costs, we'd like to recommend a powerful Apple Msuic converter - ViWizard Audio Converter.

Added with the iTunes to Premiere Pro function, ViWizard Audio Converter can remove the DRM-protection from the Apple Music and convert them into MP3, WAV and AAC for Premiere Pro. Besides Apple Music songs, Apple Music contents like iTunes audiobook, iTunes files are supported to convert. With a super faster conversion speed of 30x, both the Windows and Mac versions of this service work fine to finish the task.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert all kinds of audio files with the lossless audio quality
  • Remove DRM protection from iTunes Music
  • Download Apple Music and iTunes music and make it available for Premiere Pro
  • Customize and personalize your audio files according your needs
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ViWizard Audio Converter: how to convert music from iTunes into MP3, WAV or AAC

Here's a step-by-step breakdown to download iTunes songs to your computer and put them to Premiere Pro. Make sure you already clicked the Download button of each song you want to get on iTunes before going to learn how to get Apple Music into Premiere Pro.

Step 1Open ViWizard Audio Converter

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Open ViWizard software on your computer after you have ViWizard software installed on your computer. You will see three buttons like , , and at the top menu bar of ViWizard and click the button to add music downloaded from iTunes to the conversion list of ViWizard.

Step 2Set the Output Format

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Now you can configure the output audio parameters of your iTunes music or Apple Music by clicking the "Format" panel. For Premiere Pro, choose MP3, MAV or AAC. You're also allowed to adjust the audio quality like codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate according to your personal needs.

Step 3Convert iTunes Music to Premiere Pro

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When all the parameters are set ready, you can click the "Convert " button at the lower right corner and let ViWizard start the conversion of iTunes music format immediately.

Part 3. How to Use Apple Music in Premiere Pro

3.1 iTunes to Premiere Pro: how to find iTunes files for Premiere Pro

To add iTunes files to Premiere Pro, please locate the file on the computer device using "Show in Windows Explorer" or "Location" in iTunes.

1. In iTunes, use the Apple Music contents menu > Music > Downloaded to locate some specific songs in its albums.

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2. Right-click the song to see Show in Windows Explorer. This will open the "Music" or "iTunes" folder in which the song file is stored.


iTunes album info

2. Right-click the song to use Song info or Album Info > File > Location, then see where the song or album file is located.

iTunes song infor for location

Check if the iTunes files are .mp3, .aac or .mav.

3.2 Apple Music to Premiere Pro: how to find Apple Music for Premiere Pro

To add converted Apple Music files with ViWizard, please locate the files on the computer device to open Converted menu or "Open" button in ViWizard.

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1. Back to ViWizard, go to the > Search icon, then browse to the specific song file in the pop-up.


2. In ViWizard, click the Open button at the bottom of the screen, then browse to all the converted song files in the pop-up.

The converted Apple Music songs files should be .mp3, .aac. or .mav.

3.3 iTunes/Apple Music to Premiere Pro: how to import files to Premiere Pro

You can now open the Premiere Pro to import these files to the program.

itunes to premiere pro

1. In Premiere Pro, click the File button on the top left corner > Import.

2. Select the iTunes files or converted Apple Music files, then click the Open. Or drag and drop the files under the project panel of Premiere Pro.

3. Drag the song to the timeline and edit it without limits.

3.4 iTunes/Apple Music in Premiere Pro: how to balance BGM and sound effects

If your video contains voiceover or other sound effects, the background music might overwhelm these sounds. But you can easily auto adjust the volume of background music and make your voiceover stands out and when it's finished, the background music comes back normal again. Here's how to do it:

premiere audio ducking

1. In Premiere Pro, click the Window option on the top menu bar > Essential SoundEssential Sound. A window should appear on the right side of the screen.

2. Click the BGM on the timeline > Music under Essential Sound.

3. Tick the cube next to Ducking to enable it, then choose the sound to duck against. Under that, choose to adjust the parameters to make the audio transition smoother.

4. You'll also need to click the voiceover or sound effects on the timeline and tag them under the proper tags.


In this post, we conclude how to import iTunes music into Premiere Pro. You only need ViWizard Audio Converter. Using this converter, you can not only convert iTunes music but also Apple Music to MP3. The converted audio can be imported to Premiere Pro or iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or other software directly.

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