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How to Import Apple Music to iMovie

Updated on: April 28, 2024
Category: Apple Music Tips

I am a subscriber of Apple Music, and I want to make a movie with Apple Music songs as the soundtrack, is it possible to import Apple Music to iMovie?

You may also encounter the same question if you want to import Apple Music songs into iMovie for setting as video’s soundtrack. Is it possible to import Apple Music to iMovie? The answer is no for some reason. If you try it, you will find that any of your attempts will fail. Why?

Because each of Apple Music songs is protected, that is for personal stream only. Except for listening, Apple will prevent users from using Apple Music songs freely, such as setting Apple Music as iPhone ringtone, importing Apple Music to iMovie for video projects, which brings users with much inconvenience.

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Tool Required: NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter

Luckily, there is a wonderful program that comes to help you get Apple Music songs in MP3 format and import them to iMovie. NoteBunrer Apple Music Converter is an amazing Apple Music Converter, which will help you record and convert Apple Music files, audiobooks, or other downloaded music from iTunes, Apple Music or Podcast to MP3, FLAC, AAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC format. In this way, you can take Apple Music songs outside of iTunes and import them to iMovie for setting as a soundtrack of your video project.

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The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to download Apple Music songs and import Apple Music to iMovie. Please download NoteBurner Apple Music Converter first before getting started.

Features of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter:
  • Record Apple Music, iTunes M4P music, podcasts, audiobooks;
  • Convert Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC;
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality;
  • Keep ID3 Tags & lyric after conversion;
  • 1-click to burn Apple Music to CD, edit ID3 tags, etc;
  • Easy-to-use with an intuitive and streamlined user interface.
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Part 1: Tutorial about How to Record Apple Music

1 Download and Launch NoteBurner Apple Music Converter

Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. After it, please launch the software and choose to download songs from the "Apple Music web player".

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2 Add Apple Music Songs

Open a playlist on Apple Music web player and click the button "+ Add", then you will see a pop-up window which will show you all songs in the playlist. You can add Apple Music files, audiobooks, and M4P audio in the pop-up window as you want.

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3 Choose Output Format

After the successful adding, the next one is choosing the output format according to your need. Click the Settings button, and then there will be a pop-up window that allows you to set the output path and output audio format. MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC are available to choose from.


4 Start Recording Apple Music

After completing the above steps, the final one is clicking the button "Convert". Just a few second, it will succeed. After conversion, you can freely take them outside of iTunes app, and import into iMovie for using as video' soundtrack.


Part 2: Import Well-Converted Apple Music to iMovie

Step 1 Launch iMovie on your Mac, open the movie item you want to edit, and then click "Import" to add the converted Apple Music file to iMovie.

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Step 2 Open the output folder and then choose the Apple Music song from it, and then click "Import Selected".

Now, you have imported Apple Music songs to iMovie successfully, the next you need to do is to edit the movie item and Apple Music songs.

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Apple Music Converter enables you to convert the first 1 minute of each song. You can unlock the time limitation by purchasing the full version.

YouTube Video: How to Use NoteBurner Apple Music Converter

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