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Apple Music and DRM: What You Need to Know

When we talk about the hottest trend in the apple gadgets, it is the Apple music. Launched in WWDC 2015, it has over 15 million users right now, with 6.5 million of those paying $9.99 a month and 8.5 million still on the three-month free trial. There are many FAQ’s regarding the Apple music streaming service like is there DRM protection on Apple Music files? Can I save music to listen to offline? Can I still listen to music after unsubscribing? If there is DRM, then how to remove DRM from Apple Music files?

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Now, let's find answers of the above questions in this article.

1. Is there DRM protection on Apple Music files?

apple music and DRMYes, Apple Music has a DRM (digital rights management) component just like every other streaming service. This keeps you from getting a subscription, downloading a ton of music in month one, then canceling the subscription. Instead, if you cancel Apple Music, all that streaming music becomes inoperable. It sucks.

If you want DRM-free versions of that music, you can always buy tracks and albums from iTunes, Google, Amazon, or any other number of retailers. But it seems a little bit expensive. So the other better way to get DRM-free versions of Apple Music is to remove DRM from Apple Music files.


2. Can I save Apple Music songs to listen to offline?

Yes, of course you can. Apple Music lets you download music to listen to offline, which bring benefits if you are concerned about wireless connection and data overages. As long as your device has space to storing the downloaded music, you can save as many songs as you’d like. But, as the DRM protection, you don’t own those downloaded files which means that you are banned from offloading them anywhere else. You are not allowed to burning them onto a disk, using then in separate video projects or putting them on other devices that aren’t linked to your Apple Music account. It sucks. To free form these limitations, you can remove DRM from Apple Music files for better enjoying these music.

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3. Can I still listen to music after unsubscribing?

In fact, this question has been already answered in the above description. Apple has added DRM to your downloaded Apple Music songs. So if you cancel the subscription of Apple Music, all that streaming music becomes inoperable, which means you cannot listen to the Apple Music files any more after unsubscription. To keep your Apple Music forever on your devices even if you subscribe Apple Music, you need to remove DRM from Apple Music.

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4. How to remove DRM from Apple Music files?

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In order to keep Apple Music files accessible after canceling the subscription of Apple Music and to really own the downloaded Apple Music files, removing DRM is needed. Thankfully, iTunes DRM Audio Converter can perfectly remove DRM from Apple Music and convert the DRM-ed songs to plain MP3, FLAC and AAC.

NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter (For Windows | For Mac) is an professional and multi-functional iTunes audio converter, which integrates Apple Music Converter, Audiobook Converter and M4P to MP3 Converter together. It can help users convert DRM-ed Apple Music files, M4A/M4B/AA/AAX audiobooks and M4P songs to plain MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV at 20X faster speed with lossless quality.

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Remove DRM from Apple Music Files on Mac:

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Step 1: Launch iTunes DRM Audio Converter on Mac. And then click Add button to add any music file you want to remove DRM.
Step 2: After adding, all your added files will be listed in the main interface. Click the setting button to choose output format and output path. Output format as AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV are available to choose. Also, you are allowed to choose conversion speed. Generally, 20X is highly recommended.
Step 3: Now, all you need to do is to click the "Convert" button. Your music files will be converted at 20X faster speed with all ID Tags and Metadata kept.

Remove DRM from Apple Music Files on Windows PC:

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Step 1:Launch iTunes DRM Audio Converter on Windows. Click "Add" button, then you will see a pop-up window which will show you all the iTunes folders. You can add Apple Music files, audiobooks, and M4P audio as you want.
Step 2:Click the "Setting" button on the main interface, and then there will be a pop-up window which allows you to set output path and output audio format. Output format as MP3, WAV or M4A are available to choose while converting Apple Music songs. If you do not change output path, the output audio will save in the default folder. Besides, if you want to keep the output audio files in Artist / Album folder, you can check the "Keep output folder organized".
Step 3: When finish customization, click "Convert" button to start converting. If you don't want to convert a certain music, please click "remove" button to remove this music before converting. After conversion, click the "Output" button in the main interface to find the output audio.

With three simple steps, you can remove DRM from Apple Music files. After converting, your music files are free from any restriction.

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