Apple Music Converter

How to Add Apple Music to iMovie

Q: "I Have a subscription of Apple music and I want to create a movie using the soundtrack I've got in Apple music using iMovie, is it possible to import Apple music to iMovie?" - carolhonau from Apple Communities

iMovie allows you to create professional-looking videos without an editing degree. Easily add photos and videos to projects, trim clips with your finger, add seamless transitions, and fade audio like a pro.

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However, if you've ever tried to import Apple Music to iMovie or other video editing software just as carolhonau did, you will find the songs appear unavailable, even though you have downloaded them to your computer. This is because you can't use songs in iMovie that are protected by digital rights management (DRM) or songs that you stream using an Apple Music subscription.

To use Apple Music in iMovie, you need to purchase the music from iTunes but that will cost you a lot of money if you want to get many Apple Music tracks into iMovie. Buying all the songs is not necessary if you have Pazu Apple Music Converter . This converter can help you get rid of DRM protection on Apple Music tracks and convert the M4P songs to iMovie supported format, such as M4A, MP4, MP3, WAV, and AIFF. Here we will show you how to download Apple Music to MP3 with Pazu Apple Music Converter and then use them in iMovie.

Part 1 Download Apple Music to MP3 via Pazu Apple Music Converter?

Before getting started, please make sure that you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Windows or Mac.

Apple Music Converter

Pazu Apple Music Converter

  • Download Apple Music to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Preserve 100% original quality.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Fast download speed.

Step 1 Sign in Your Apple ID

Run Pazu Apple Music Converter, click the Sign In button on the top right corner of the program.

Apple Music Converter

Enter your Apple ID to sign in, then the converter will access your Apple Music library automatically.

sign in Apple Music account

Step 2 Customize the Output Settings

Click icon on the top right corner. The settings window will pop up. You can set the output format as MP3 or AAC, and change the audio quality, the output name, the output folder.

Apple Music song format

What’s more, you can also organize the output files by Artist, Album, Artist/Album, or Album/Artist.

file name format

Step 3 Select Tracks to Convert

Click the playlist/artist/album, and click the red Add button on the right side of the program. From the pop-up converting window, select the songs that you want to convert.

open a playlist

add songs

Step 4 Download Apple Music to MP3

After choosing songs, click the Convert button to start downloading Apple Music songs in MP3 format.

open a playlist

Once the conversion is done, click , then you can find all downloaded songs.

convert Apple Music songs

Part 2 Add DRM-free Apple Music in iMovie

You can use the media browser in iMovie to add songs that you’ve downloaded to the music library on your Mac, as well as songs and other audio files that you've added to your music library.

1. With your project open, click Audio at the top of the window, then click Music in the Libraries list, then browse selections.

2. To preview a song, click the play button next to each song. You can also select a song, click in the waveform at the top of the media browser, then press the Spacebar to preview.

3. When you’ve found the song you like, drag it from the media browser to the timeline:

  • To attach a song or sound effects to a specific video clip, drag it under the video clip so a bar connecting the clips appears. If you move the video clip, the attached song will move with the video clip.
  • For background or theme music for your movie, drag songs to the music well, indicated by the musical note icon at the bottom of the timeline. The song won’t move if you move any video clips in the timeline.