Today I was playing music on my iPhone that I have downloaded through Apple Music. Whenever I try to play the song, I get a message saying that my Apple Music subscription is expired and I need to turn it on in order to stream this song. I get the same exact message when I try to download the song to play offline on my iPhone. I'm perplexed as to why I can't play this song.
You may also have the same problem as above after canceling subscription from Apple Music. If you unsubscribe from Apple Music, you are no longer able to play any streaming music you've added or downloaded to your library from the Apple Music catalog. Why does this happen? Because Apple adds protection to all its tracks to avoid the situation that users just sign up and download a bunch of songs for offline listening, then cancel the subscription and run away.
As mentioned above, Apple Music streams are protected, which restricts you from listening to downloaded Apple Music tracks after canceling the subscription. To keep your downloaded Apple Music songs forever on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or other devices, you should learn how to record Apple Music songs. NoteBurner Apple Music Converter, a professional tool to record Apple Music songs thus converting them to plain MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, or WAV, comes to rescue.
You can download NoteBurner Apple Music Converter for a free trial. It can download Apple Music songs and convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or AAC formats at super-fast speed with 100% lossless quality.
The following detailed tutorial will take the Mac version as an example to illustrate how to record Apple Music tracks with NoteBurner Apple Music Converter.
Launch Apple Music Converter on Mac. And then click "Add" button to add any music file you want to convert. Or you can also directly drag & drop the music from iTunes / Music app to NoteBurner.
After adding music, all your added files will list in the main interface. Then please click the Setting button to customize the output settings, including output format, output path.
Now, all you need to do is to click the "CONVERT" button. Your music files will be converted with all ID Tags and Metadata kept. Generally, the output folder will open automatically once the conversion is completed.
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