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How to Convert Apple Music Tracks to MP3 in Bulk

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As of March 2018, there are more than 38 million subscribers of Apple Music. However, more and more subscribers found sometimes they needed to convert Apple Music to MP3 for different purposes. In this article, we will show you how to convert Apple Music tracks to MP3. And if you are using Windows or any version of macOS that is higher than 10.12, you can even convert without downloading them to iTunes library. All you need is a professional Apple Music to MP3 converter named TuneMobie Apple Music Converter.

Why People Need to Convert Apple Music to MP3?

Covnert Apple Music to MP3

Apple Music songs can be only listened on device with a valid Apple Music subscription and the mobile devices should be watchOS, tvOS, iOS 8.4+ or Android 4.3+ according to Apple Music's requirement. Many devices like iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, general MP3 players, PSP, Sony Walkman can't be used to enjoy Apple Music tracks even if you have downloaded the tracks on PC as they are protected M4P format which is incompatible with the devices and have no way to authorize with your Apple ID. Besides, many people want to use favorite Apple Music tracks as background music in video editing software or DVD authoring software like iMovie, Final Cut, Filmora, etc., and found Apple Music tracks couldn't be imported.

Therefore, many people ask the question or something similar: "I have downloaded some Apple Music tracks in M4P format, how can I get Apple Music in MP3 format?"

To solve such a problem, you may use an audio recorder to play and record, but it is inefficient and time-consuming, here we introduce a professional Apple Music to MP3 Converter for you.

The Best Apple Music to MP3 Converter – TuneMobie Apple Music Converter

Your downloaded Apple Music tracks are in protected M4P format and can't be converted by most audio converters in the market. However, TuneMobie Apple Music Converter is in the exception list and it's the most powerful Apple Music to MP3 converter compared to other similar products because of its amazing and advanced functions as below.

  • Batch convert Apple Music to MP3 playable on any devices
  • Keep ID tags like title, artist, album, genre, track number, disc number, etc.
  • Keep 100% original audio quality and metadata information
  • Convert to MP3 directly even without downloading Apple Music tracks to iTunes library (Windows & macOS 10.13 or higher)
  • Rename and organize output MP3 files by ID tags and characters like hyphen, slash and space
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3 up to 16X faster speed to save your precious time
  • Fully compatible with latest Windows 10, Catalina and iTunes

5 Steps to Batch Convert Apple Music to MP3

Step 1: Launch TuneMobie Apple Music Converter

After installing TuneMobie Apple Music Converter, launch this program and iTunes or Music app (on macOS 10.15 Catalina or later) will be also launched automatically. Apple Music tracks, audiobooks and other media files in the iTunes library will be listed as playlists in the left panel. Please note that Apple Music Playlists created by Apple will be listed as separate lists in the bottom of the left panel.

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter interface

Step 2: Select Apple Music tracks

Click a playlist and you will see there is a checkbox before each Apple Music track. You can tick the checkbox to select multiple Apple Music tracks, or tick the first checkbox to select entire list. When an Apple Music song is checked, album artwork and genre will be displayed.

If you can't find the Apple Music tracks you want to convert, simply use built-in search box to search song title, artist or album name, and you will find it quickly. Please note that you don't need to download the Apple Music tracks on your PC or Mac, just make sure you have added them into your iTunes library.

Step 3: Specify MP3 as output format

In the bottom panel, you can find output format list and specify "MP3 - MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3" as output format. Actually, MP3 is also the default output format in first run. If you want to preserve lossless quality in output MP3 files, we recommend you select "MP3 - High Quality (48000Hz, Stereo, 320kbps)" in profile list while Apple Music tracks are 256kbps. You can also set output folder here.

Choose Apple Music conversion output format

Step 4: Set options for file name and conversion speed

Click Options button to open Preferences dialog and you will see some useful options. Here you can adjust conversion speed from 1X to 16X. If you haven't downloaded the Apple Music tracks to PC or Mac and internet connection is not so fast, you may slow down conversion speed to avoid any problem. Generally speaking, you can use 16X faster speed to save time.

Change options

Step 5: Start converting Apple Music to MP3

Now, simply click "Convert" button to start converting Apple Music tracks to MP3. After conversion, you can click "Open output file" to locate converted Apple Music tracks in MP3 format. Once you get MP3 files, you can copy it to PSP, Sony Walkman and MP3 players or sync to iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle for playback, or use as background music for any video editing software or DVD authoring software.

Converting Apple Music to MP3

Converting Apple Music to MP3 is only for you to enjoy Apple Music tracks on your own devices. We don't encourage you to share the output MP3 files on internet. Once you cancel your Apple Music subscription, you should also delete the output MP3 files as well.

Please note TuneMobie Apple Music Converter can also extract audio from purchased M4V videos or imported home videos and save as MP3. If you want to enjoy purchased iTunes movies, TV shows or music videos on Non-apple devices, you can try M4V Converter Plus. If you want to get both programs and pay less, iTunes Converter Toolkit will be the best choice.

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