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How to Record Apple Music M4P Streams as MP3

Published on 22 January 16

What is M4P Format? Is it possible to record or convert my Apple Music songs to MP3?

"Is there any way to convert Apple Music M4P files to MP3? iTunes doesn't allow to burn discs with Apple Music files, is there any other method?"

As one of the most popular streaming music services, Apple Music enables users to temporarily save songs for offline listening, which makes it more convenient for listening to music on the road. But, what will let you down is that the downloaded Apple Music songs are in M4P format (protected AAC format), which limits users listening to music from many aspects. To get rid of the restrictions, you should convert the protected M4P music to plain audio formats. Here the article will tell you how to record protected Apple Music streams as plain MP3 to get maximum listening pleasure.

M4P is a file extension for a protected audio file encoded with advanced audio codec (AAC). Apple has implemented FairPlay DRM protection on its downloaded music, but since 2009, Apple announced that DRM had been removed from 80% of its music catalog. However, the release of Apple Music witnesses the strong return of FairPlay DRM. Apple Music streams are encoded as protected M4P music.

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Apple Music Recorder - Record Apple Music M4P Streams as MP3 for Better Enjoying

With DRM protection, you cannot stream the Apple Music songs to other devices without your Apple ID associated. You are not able to share your songs with your family or friends as you want. To unlock these limitations, you can try to convert the Apple Music songs to plain MP3. NoteBurner Apple Music Recorder is the way out.

NoteBurner Apple Music Recorder can perfectly record DRM-ed Apple Music M4P songs as plain MP3 or AAC. With a leading-industry DRM Decryption technology, it can convert Apple Music songs to MP3 or AAC at super fast speed with zero loss quality. You can convert a 4-minute song within 30 seconds. Both Windows versionand Mac version are available to download.

Apart from converting Apple Music songs, NoteBurner Apple Music Converter is also able to convert iTunes audiobooks, Audible audiobooks and other iTunes purchased M4P music.

Detailed Tutorial on How to Record Apple Music Streams as MP3

Step 1: After downloading and installing the Apple Music Recorder, click to launch the program. iTunes will show and disappear in a flash with the launch of Apple Music Recorder.
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Step 2: Click the word "Click Here to Add Audio" on the center of the interface or click the Add button on the top-left corner of the interface. There will show you Add Audio window pop us which indicates you to add audio files you want to record.
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Step 3: Click the menu bar "iTunes DRM Audio Converter > Preferences" or directly click the setting button on the program interface, and then there will be a pop up window which allows you to set output path and output audio format. You are also able to customize output quality and conversion speed.
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Step 4: After finish customization, click "CONVERT" button to start converting. You can find the recorded MP3 audio files by clicking the History button on the top-right interface. You will find that ID tags such as track's title, artist, album, genre and duration will be preserved in the output MP3 audio files.
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With four simple steps, you can remove DRM from Apple Music files and record Apple Music streams as MP3. After converting, your music files are free from any restriction.

YouTube Video: How to Remove DRM and Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3

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  1. 07 December 20

    Thanks for sharing useful post.I google and found another calls Tunelf Apple Music Converter seems good. I tried the free trial .works perfectly

  2. 12 March 18

    By the way, the Apple Music to MP3 Converter I using is from If you are interested in this, you can have a try of it.

  3. 12 March 18

    Thanks for sharing this tool, and I have tried this software and there is no doubt that this is a professional tool to convert Apple Music M4P to MP3. But actually, I have already owned an Apple Music to MP3 Converter for Wins, which can work on Apple Music M4P, iTunes M4P songs and M4A, M4B audiobooks and Audible audiobooks. Since your software has no special features compared to the software I’m using, I don’t like to change the product to yours. Anywhere, thanks for your post.

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