How to download Music from Apple Music to Computer

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December 6, 2023

To download music from Apple Music to your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Open Apple Music App: Make sure you are signed in to your Apple Music account on the app.
  2. Search for Music: Use the search bar or browse through your library to find the music you want to download.
  3. Download Songs/Albums/Playlists:
    • Songs: To download individual songs, find the song you want and click on the “+” button next to it. The song will be added to your library and automatically downloaded.
    • Albums: If you want to download an entire album, find the album and click on the “+” button. The album will be added to your library and the songs will start downloading.
    • Playlists: Similarly, for playlists, click on the “+” button to add the playlist to your library. The songs in the playlist will start downloading.
  4. Access Downloaded Music: Once the songs are downloaded, you can access them in your Apple Music library. They will have a cloud icon next to them, indicating that they are downloaded.
  5. Offline Listening: You can now play the downloaded music offline without an internet connection.

Please note that the downloaded music from Apple Music is DRM-protected, meaning it can only be played within the Apple Music app on devices where you are logged in to your Apple Music account and have an active subscription. If you want to save the downloaded music as regular audio files on your computer, you might need to consider using a third-party tool like Pazu Apple Music Converter to convert and export them to formats like MP3, which can be played on other devices or apps.

Content:

  1. How to download Apple Music songs to Mac?
  2. How to download Apple Music songs to Windows PC?
  3. How to download music that you purchased from the iTunes Store?
  4. How to download Apple Music songs to MP3 on Mac/PC computer?

Related: How to download all songs on Apple Music? 

1. How to download Apple Music songs to Mac?

For songs, albums or playlists that have already beed added to your Library, click the download icon.

If not, add the song, albums or playlists to your library first.

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Click +Add icon to add the playlist to your Library.
  3. Click the download button.

Downloaded Apple Music songs are saved to Music – Music – Media – Apple Music. The songs are in DRM protected m4p format and can only be played with Music app on the computer where the songs are downloaded.

2. How to download Apple Music songs to Windows PC?

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click +Add to add playlist to your Library.
  3. Click the download button. You can download the whole album/playlist or individual songs.

Downloaded Apple Music songs are saved to C:Users~MusiciTunesiTunes MediaApple Music.

3. How to download music that you purchased from the iTunes Store?

3.1 On Mac

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of your screen, choose Account > Purchased. 
  3. Find the music that you want to redownload. 
  4. Click the download button next to a song or album.

By default, the songs you downloaded are stored to Home/Music/.

3.2 On PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased.
  3. Choose Music from the menu in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window.
  4. Find the music that you want to redownload. 
  5. Click the download button Download button next to a song or album.

4. How to download Apple Music songs to MP3 on Mac/PC computer?

Apple Music adopted access control technology and the original downloaded files from Apple Music are encrypted. Even though you can save those files on computer, you can’t play them out of Apple Music/iTunes app. If you can find a way to download Apple Music as plain music files, you can easily preserve any songs from Apple Music to your local computer and enjoy them forever.
Here we going to apply the most popular Apple Music Recorder – Pazu Apple Music Converter to show you how to save Apple Music songs to Mac / PC step by step.

Pazu Apple Music Converter lets you convert any copy protected Apple Music and iTunes songs you have in your library to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AIFF without any loss in quality. One of the distinguishing features of Pazu Apple Music Converter is that it can download and convert Apple Music at a really fast speed — almost 10 times faster than any other similar software. It is integrated with the Apple Music web player, so you can batch convert any Apple Music playlist or album to the format you choose without iTunes app. The following tutorial will show you how to download Apple Music to MP3 and get Apple Music for free. 

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click the gear icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music Converter settings

Step 3 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

add Apple Music songs

Step 4 Start to download Apple Music songs

Click “Convert” button to start downloading Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to mp3, so you can play them anywhere you want, even after cancelling Apple Music subscription. You can also upload Apple Music songs to Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, etc.

convert Apple Music to MP3