What is DRM (Digital Rights Management)?

DRM (Digital rights management) is an organized process to copyright protection for digital content such as video, music, eBooks etc. The purpose of DRM is to prevent unauthorized redistribution of digital media and restrict the ways consumers can copy content they've purchased.

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Many internet music stores employ DRM to restrict usage of music purchased and downloaded. Prior to 2009, Apple's iTunes Store utilized the FairPlay DRM system for music. Apple did not license its DRM to other companies, so only Apple devices and Apple's QuickTime media player could play iTunes music.

No meed to guess, the Apple Music which was announced on June 8, 2015, and launched on June 30 also has DRM applies to it. It means any song you add or downloaded from Apple Music is DRM protected which prevents you from transferring them to none apple devices for playback or keeping them forever after canceling subscription.

How to Remove DRM Protection from Apple Music

The best thing is we always find ways to break restrictions. If we google Apple Music DRM Removal, we will find tons of software to do it. Those tools can not only remove DRM but also convert them music file to any audio format you need, for example MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, ect. Which one to choose is op to you. For the ones terribly indecisive, we recommend this Apple Music DRM Removal - Apple Music Converter ( For Mac | For Windows ) which has all the features we want and totally beyond our expectation.

We are using Apple Music Converter in the following tutorial. Download link for both Mac and Windows users are provided below. Download and get started!


100% clean & safe. Free to download, trail version available.

Step 1 > Launch Apple Music Converter

After installation, launch the program. iTunes will be launched automatically as well. Then you will find all your iTunes Library and playlists will be displayed on the main interface of the software. If you can not find your Apple Music library or playlist, please follow the Apple offical instructions to turn on iCloud Music Library on all of your devices and do the sync.

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Tips: With this Apple Music Converter, there is no need to download the tracks, playlists or albums if your internet connection is fast enough. As long as they are added to your iTunes library, this software will automatically load and show them on the interface.

Step 2 > Select the Music and choose your output format

Click Music or playlist on the left side and select songs you want to convert on the main interface. Batch conversion is supported by this Apple Music Converter, so you can select more than one songs. If you have a very huge library, you can go to "Search" bar to find the tracks you like.

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Check the "Output Format". You can choose output format like AAC, MP3, AIFF as the output format. Customize other settings according to your need. Original ID tags and metadata information will be saved to the output MP3 and M4A audio files. You can also edit them.

Step 3 > Convert!

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Click the magical “Convert” button to start the conversion. When the conversion finished, you got DRM-free normal audio file with the same high quality. Now, you can play your converted apple music on any MP3/MP4 player or mobile phone music player, burn them to CD and keep them forever even if you cancel subscription.

If you also have previously purchased iTunes songs or Audiobooks on hands, try to convert them all with this powerful Apple Music Converter, perfectly supported! Go and have a try!


100% clean & safe. Free to download, trail version available.

More Tips Every Apple Music User Should Know

Apple Music FAQs 2017 - here's some you need to know
How to get Apple Music free forever after free trial
How to put Apple Music on iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle
How to keep Apple Music songs forever after canceling subscription