How to Convert Apple Music M4P Songs to MP3?

By Justin SabrinaUpdated on April 06, 2023

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Here is a detailed tutorial on how to remove DRM protection from Apple Music and convert Apple Music M4P Songs to MP3, for enjoying Apple Music without limits, play it on any devices including any MP3 player such as iPod nano/shuffle/classic, SanDisk, Sony Walkman.

You may have collected a lot of wonderful Apple Music tracks in your music library. When you want to listen to Apple Music songs on MP3 player, or if you want to burn Apple Music to a CD, you may find that all downloaded Apple Music files cannot be copied. What you should do is to convert Apple Music Music to MP3, so that you can make Apple Music tracks playback offline on any device or player without restrictions. Now, let's teach you how to convert protected Apple Music M4P songs to MP3 with an Apple Music to MP3 Converter, how to convert a unprotected songs to MP3 with the Apple Music app on macOS Catalina, you can get help from this article.

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Apple Music comes with incredible features, and you can access over 60 million songs in its huge music catalog, including the artist's latest albums and playlists. Listening to Apple Music songs is a great experience, but it doesn't seem to be friendly if you want to download tracks for offline listening. Apple Music is a streaming music platform that requires a subscription fee of $9.99/month or a family plan for $14.99/month so you use offline mode and other cool features.

In addition, the downloaded songs are saved in Music - iTunes - iTunes Media - Apple Music. Check out the songs and you'll see that they are in .m4p format, protected by DRM, those downloaded songs can only be played with authorized iTunes and Apple Music app. In other words, subscribers can easily stream Apple Music songs on devices including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod, CarPlay, PC, Android, Sonos and Amazon Echo. Due to DRM, you cannot transfer Apple Music to MP3 players such as iPod nano, iPod shuffle, SanDisk, Sony Walkman. Even if you download Apple Music songs successfully, they are not always yours. If you cancel Apple Music subscription, those downloaded songs will be invalid and unplayable.

The best way to keep Apple Music forever and enjoy Apple Music tracks on MP3 player is to converting Apple Music files to MP3 format. This article will introduce you to a powerful Apple Music to MP3 converter, which can help you download a bunch of songs from Apple Music and convert them to MP3 with 100% original quality.

Part 1: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 with UkeySoft

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is specifically designed to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert Apple Music song and iTunes M4P songs to MP3 for streaming freely. It also supports other output formats such as M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF. Just click the "Convert" button and it can convert Apple Music M4P files to MP3 at up to 16X faster speed, the software also keeps all ID3 tags and metadata information intact after conversion. After getting the MP3 music files, you can play Apple Music tracks on MP3 player, tablet, smartphone, game console, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, SanDisk, Sony Walkman and other media player.

Apart from Apple Music, this Apple Music Converter is also capable of converting iTunes M4P files, iTunes/ Audible Audiobooks to MP3, M4A files. What's more, all the ID tags such as song name, Artist name, Album, Album artist, Genre and Artwork will be saved to the output MP3 and M4A files.

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Apple Music Converter

  • okOffline convert the downloaded M4A Apple Music songs to MP3;
  • okOnline download and convert Apple Music songs, playlist to MP3;
  • okConvert iTunes & Audible audiobooks & protected M4P, M4A, M4B music files to MP3/AAC/WAV;
  • okExport music from iTunes to computer;
  • okRemove DRM from iTunes M4P songs, Apple Music and audiobooks;
  • okSupports other output format: M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF;
  • okConvert iTunes songs and DRM-ed Apple Music songs at up to 16X speed;
  • okKeep ID tags and metadata information after conversion;
  • okExtract audio from iTunes M4V video, movies and TV shows;
  • okCompatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 and any MacOS (MacOS 13 included);
  • okNo need to install iTunes app and Apple Music app in the whole music conversion.

More Detail Features of UkeySoft Apple Music Converter:

Remove DRM from Apple Music and Convert Apple Music
UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is not only a Apple Music DRM removal, also a music convert tool. It enable to remove DRM protection from Apple Music contents(iTunes M4P songs/Apple Music/audiobooks) legally. Convert Apple Music to common audio formats like local files, including MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF. Then you can keep output Apple Music forever without limits, play it on any devices with offline mode.

Convert iTunes and Audible audiobooks
UkeySoft program allow to convert iTunes and audible audiobooks from M4P/M4A/M4B format to MP3/AAC/WAV, then you can freely playback the iTunes audiobooks or audible audiobooks.

Export Music from iTunes to Computer
Export iTunes Music to computer with simple clicks. Download music contents from iTunes to computer as local files, and save the files to computer with easy steps.

Extract Audio from iTunes M4V Video, Movies and TV shows
Extract iTunes audio contents to computer with ease, including audio files, video files, movies and TV shows.

Convert iTunes Songs and Apple Music Songs Efficiently
Convert iTunes songs and Apple Music without DRM protection at 16X conversion speed, provide with a batch conversion, which will save your time when you have a lot of music files for conversion.

Preserve with Original Quality
UkeySoft program support to convert Apple Music contents preserve with original quality in output files, which will make you get better music experience.

Offline Play Apple Music on Any Devices
After the conversion, you can play output Apple Music on any devices as you like, like MP3 player(Sony Walkman), tablet, smartphone, game console, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, SanDisk and other media player.

Keep ID tags and Metadata Information
The output music will preserve with ID tags and metadata information after Apple Music conversion, which will good for music management.

Built in Apple Music Web Player
UkeySoft program has upgraded some features, one of that is built in Apple Music web player. It doesn’t require install any extra app during the conversion, even iTunes Library.

Built in Apple Music Player
You can play Apple Music before of during the music conversion, for better music management.

This tutorial will show you how to convert Apple Music songs to MP3 on Windows PC. If you subscribe to Apple Music on a Mac computer, please go to learn Apple Music to MP3 conversion for Mac user guidee. To get started, you need to add Apple Music songs or playlist to iTunes Music library or Apple Music library.

Tutorial: Convert Apple Music to MP3 in 7 Steps

Step 1. Launch UkeySoft Apple Music Converter
To begin with, download, install and run UkeySoft Apple Music Converter on the computer, you will see a built-in web player in the program.

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Tips: It is built-in Apple Music Web player, it will not require the Apple Music app or iTunes installation during the whole process.

Step 2. Log in Apple Music Account
Follow the instruction to log in with your Apple ID (An Apple ID that you have Apple Music subscription).

log in apple music account

Tips: Once the login successfully, you are able to browse and listen to Apple Music tracks/playlist/albums online. In addition, you can also access and search any songs or album you want using the search function provided by the Apple Music web player.

browse apple music track

Step 3. Choose Output Format
The default format is M4A in 256kbps, if you want to change output format, please click “Gear” icon, the program will pop up a new setting windows. It supports 6 output formats, including M4A(default), MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF. In this case, choose MP3 as option.

choose mp3 as output format

Step 4. Search and Add Apple Music to Download
Open any playlist, artist, or album that you want to download. When you click a playlist/artist/album, all music contents in it will be shown and default selected.

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Here you are allowed to unselect the ones you don't need.

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Step 5. Download and Convert Apple Music to MP3
To convert the selected songs to MP3, just click the "Convert" button start converting Apple Music to MP3.

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Step 6. Get MP3 Apple Music Files
After converting, please click “Open Output File” option to get the MP3 Apple Music files.

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Step 7. Check the Output Apple Music Files
Click “Folder” icon to quickly locate the output Apple Music songs, you can see all downloaded songs are .mp3 format.

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Now, you can directly play them offline on any devices.

play apple music offline

Above simple guide teach you how to convert Apple Music tracks to MP3 easily. So, what easy? In order to help everyone to easily solve audio format compatibility issues, we will also introduce how to use the Apple Music app to convert unprotected songs/audio to MP3 format, so that you can play your favorite songs on any MP3 player.

Part 2: Convert Unprotected Songs to MP3 format with the Apple Music app

The new Apple Music app available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, macOS Catalina, HomePod, CarPlay, Android phone, Sonos and Amazon Echo, but if you want to change a song to a different file format with the Apple Music app, you need to update the Mac computer to macOS Catalina(Mac OS X 10.15 and above) firstly.

After installing macOS Catalina, you will find that the previous iTunes app is replaced with the new Apple Music app, and all of your songs, playlists, and Apple Music tracks are migrated to a new Music app. If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can access and download millions of songs with the new Music app. What’s more, the new Apple Music app also can help you convert a song to a different file format - MP3, AAC, AIFF and WAV audio format.

Convert a song to mp3 format with the apple music app

Let’s show you the simple guide on how to convert unprotected AAC file to MP3 with the new Apple Music app.

#1: Choose MP3 as Output Encoding Format

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on Mac OS X 10.15.
Step 2. Click Music > Preferences in the top menu bar.
Step 3. A new setting window will pop up, then select the Files tab and click Import Settings.
Step 4. Click Import Using menu and you can see there are different encoding format for you choose, if you want to convert a song to MP3 format, please choose the MP3 encoding format.
Step 5. Click OK button to complete output settings.

#2: Begin to Convert a song to MP3 Format with the Apple Music app

Step 6. Select the unprotected AAC songs in your library that you want to convert.
Step 7. Choose File > Convert, then Create [format] Version.
After converting complete, you can see a new MP3 song appear in your library next to the original song.


When finishing converting Apple Music M4P Songs to MP3, you will get Apple Music contents as MP3 music local files, then you can offline playback these files to any compatible devices without having to be authorized with your Apple ID. The output files will be keeping with its original audio quality. Besides, these music files can be keep forever, it is available to play Apple Music even after music subscription cancellation. With the help of this program, you can export music from iTunes library to MP3 for backup, or for more personal usages without limits. What an excellent music converter tool definitely to have a try!

Apple Music to MP3 Conversion



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