How do I Remove DRM from Apple Music?

By Justin SabrinaUpdated on December 16, 2022

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Apple Music tracks added DRM protection, an Apple Music DRM removal tool is required if you want to remove DRM from Apple Music songs. Follow this article to unlock DRM from Apple Music easily, so that you can offline play Apple Music on any devices.

My Apple Music subscription will expire in 3 days, I looking for free Apple Music DRM removal tool to remove DRM from Apple Music, so the I can keep the downloaded songs forever, how do I remove DRM from Apple Music?

Because Apple uses DRM on Apple Music to protect songs, even I have downloaded songs to the library, but I can’t sync the downloaded songs to iPod nano, any way to remove DRM from Apple Music for offline listening on iPod nano?

Is it legal to remove DRM from Apple Music? I just want to enjoy Apple Music songs on MP3 player

How to keep Apple Music songs playable after the subscription is ended? I want looking for a Apple Music DRM removal solution to removing DRM from Apple Music tracks and converting them to DRM-free audio format, such as MP3.

Apple Music DRM Removal

The streaming music platforms/services have changed the way we enjoy songs in recent years, such as Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music Unlimited, etc. Apple Music is one of the most popular and streaming music apps, there are more than 60 million Apple Music paid subscribers worldwide according to the latest report released on June 2019, which is more that the Spotify premium subscription. For Apple Music membership, you many want to know more information and tech knowledge about Apple Music and DRM(digital rights management). In this article, you will learn what is DRM and how does it protect songs on Apple Music, you can also learn how to remove DRM from Apple Music? How to download non-DRM protected songs in Apple Music? How to convert Apple Music to DRM-free MP3?....

About Apple Music and DRM

DRM (digital rights management) technology is widely used on streaming media platforms, for example, Apple iTunes Store, Apple Music Store, Spotify, Amazon… usually added DRM protection on their movie, music, eBooks, that limit users the way to enjoy the media resource, even they have bought, and not allow people keeping, copying, converting, sharing or transferring the downloaded media resource. Therefore, FairPlay is a digital rights management (DRM) technology developed by Apple Inc, so the DRM (digital rights management) on Apple Music is called FairPlay, when you add Apple Music songs to iTunes library or Apple Music application’s library(macOS Catalina and above), you will find the added songs is Apple Music AAC audio file, because the FairPlay-protected files are regular MP4 container files with an encrypted AAC audio layer. In addition, you will find the downloaded Apple Music songs is protected M4P format after downloading to the library, because all Apple Music songs comes with DRM protection, which can't be copied, shared or transferred.

To get the DRM-free Apple Music songs, you should remove the DRM from Apple Music with a third party Apple Music DRM Removal tool.

Apple Music DRM Removal for Windows and Mac

There are many Apple Music DRM removals and iTunes DRM removal tool in the market that claimed to have the ability to delete the DRM protection from Apple Music, but only a few of them is abled to remove the DRM from Apple Music, most of them just a audio recorder tools, which can't keep original metadata, such as song name, artist name or cover picture.

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is a popular and powerful Apple Music DRM Removal and iTunes audio DRM Removal tool, which unlike other general audio converter tools and audio recorders, it can help you remove DRM from Apple Music tracks and lossless converting Apple Music M4P songs to DRM-free MP3, M4A, AAC , FLAC, AC3, etc. What’s more, this Apple Music Converter can read and preserve song’s metadata, such as the song name, cover picture, artist name, album name, genre or album artwork. After that, you can transfer the DRM-free Apple Music songs to general MP3 players, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, PS4, mobile phone for offline listening or burn Apple Music to CD.

Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converter

  • okRemove DRM from Apple Music and iTunes M4P songs;
  • okRemove DRM from iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks;
  • okKeep the original quality of the Apple Music songs;
  • okPreserve all the ID3 tags such as title, artist, album art work, genre, etc.;
  • okExtract DRM-free audio from iTunes M4V video;
  • okCompatible with Windows 10/8/7 and Mac OS X 10.9 - 10.15.

How to Remove DRM from Apple Music?

Step 1. Launch Apple Music DRM Removal Software
Free download, install and launch UkeySoft Apple Music DRM Removal tool on Windows or Mac computer.
For Windows 10/8/7/X and macOS(10.14 or older version): After launching UkeySoft Apple Music Converter, the iTunes application will launch automatically, all Apple Music playlists and your created playlists will be loaded into the software automatically.

For macOS Catalina (10.15 or later): Apple Music Converter for Mac will launch Apple Music application automatically and load all your Apple Music app’s media together with playlists.

Apple Music DRM Removal

Step 2. Select Apple Music Songs to Convert
After all Apple Music songs loaded into the software, please select the checkbox before the Apple Music songs or playlists that you want.

select Apple Music to remove drm from

Step 3. Choose MP3 As Output Format
Most devices supports MP3 audio format, we recommend you choose MP3 as the output format from the "Output Format" settings. The Apple Music Converter also supports remove DRM and convert Apple Music files to other DRM-free audio formats, such as M4A, AAC, AC3, AIFF, FLAC, AU, etc.

If you want to keep the original music quality of Apple Music songs, you can manually adjust the bitrate as 256 Kbps and sample rate as 441,000 Hz.

select output format

Step 4. Start to Remove DRM from Apple Music
Click at "Convert" button to start to unlock DRM and convert Apple Music songs to DRM-free MP3 format.

remove drm from Apple Music

After removing DRM from Apple Music completed, you can find the converted songs in the output folder.

non-DRM protected Apple Music songs
Tip: For Windows version, if you want to speed up the conversion rate, you can click at the "Options" button at the menu bar and you will be able to set the speed from 1X to 16X. The conversion speed won't affect the sound quality.
support 16X faster Apple Music to MP3 conversion

Now you can open the output folder and offline listen to the non-DRM protected Apple Music songs without using iTunes or Apple Music application. You also can transfer the converted Apple Music songs to other mobile devices for offline listening, such as iPod Nano, Walkman MP3 player, Zune player, Android phone/tablet, PS4/PS3/PSP, Android smart TVs and other devices. In this case, you actually keep Apple Music songs forever!


With this powerful Apple Music DRM removal tool, you can easily get rid of DRM from Apple Music and you are able to enjoy your favorite songs on any devices freely. As a powerful DRM audio remover, it also helps you remove DRM from iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks, so you can offline play audiobooks on any devices. You will get more benefit with the help of UkeySoft Apple Music Converter:

Why Choose Use UkeySoft Apple Music Converter?

  • Professional and safe Apple Music DRM removal tool, Audiobook DRM removal and iTunes DRM audio removal.
  • Convert Apple Music to DRM-free MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, M4R, and MKA with 100% original quality.
  • Keep ID3 tags and and metadata information to the output MP3, M4A audio files, including artist, title, album, album artwork, year, etc.
  • Keep original Apple Music audio quality: 256 Kbps, 44,100 Hz.
  • Keep Apple Music forever and offline play songs on any devices.
Apple Music DRM Removal


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