With a huge music catalogue of over 40 million songs, albums and playlists, Apple Music has already been counted among the most popular streaming music services in the world. As of April 2018, the number of subscribers has already reached 40 million. Once subscribed, users are able to access the entire catalog of Apple Music on multiple devices like Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, and more easily.
However, since all the Apple Music songs are protected by DRM, it's impossible to listen to the music on common MP3 players without Apple Music account authorization. That's to say, you can't burn the Apple Music songs to CDs either. In order to enjoy Apple Music on any device without limit, you'll need to find a way to remove DRM from Apple Music once and for all. In this case, some dedicated Apple Music DRM converter could be of great help.
To save your efforts, we've collected the top 5 highly rated Apple Music DRM removal tools of 2018 with which you can completely delete DRM lock from Apple Music and convert the protected songs to unprotected MP3 for offline playing on any platform.
#1. AudFree Apple Music Converter (Mac, Windows) - $39.95 with Free Trial
As a one-stop Apple Music to MP3 conversion tool, AudFree DRM Audio Converter is the no.1 solution to help you unlock DRM from Apple Music streams in only a few clicks on Mac and PC. It's specialized in converting DRM-ed Apple Music and iTunes songs from M4P to MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC and other DRM-free formats so that you can enjoy any Apple Music track on most popular mobile devices and MP3 players such as Apple iPod, iPhone, Sony Walkman, Zune, iRiver, Creative Zen, etc. With advanced DRM decrypting technique, this program can work at up to 30X faster speed while keeping the original quality and ID3 tags, including cover, track title, album, artist, genre, and others.
Apart from removing DRM from Apple Music, AudFree DRM Audio Converter also works with other protected audios, like iTunes and Audible audiobooks. It also converts between all types of non-DRM audio files. It's the most comprehensive DRM remover you can find in the market.
* All-in-one DRM removal software for Apple Music
* Keep 100% original quality and ID tags
* Support other protected and non-DRM audios
* Not free
* Output formats should be updated
#2. iMusic Apple Music Converter (Mac, Windows) - $39.95 with Free Trial
Rather than a merely Apple Music converter, iMusic is more like a combination of Apple Music downloader and manager. Specifically speaking, it's well designed to help you downloading online tracks from Apple Music and other 3,000+ websites. In addition to downloading, it offers the option for you to record the songs from Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and other streaming sites. By default, it will save the Apple Music songs in MP3 format. And as a music manager, it allows you to transfer the downloaded or recorded audios to iPhone, iTunes, Android, Mac and PC.
* All-in-one Apple Music downloader, recorder and manager
* Support over 3,000 streaming music sites
* Keep and fix ID3 tags of the music files
* Only support MP3 as output format
* Limited accessibility for downloading Apple Music songs
#3. TunesKit Apple Music Converter (Mac, Windows) - $34.95 with Free Trial
Like AudFree DRM Audio Converter, TunesKit Apple Music Converter is another exclusive DRM removal tool specially designed to remove DRM from Apple Music songs by converting the DRM-protected M4P files to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A and other common formats. What makes this software standing out of similar products is its extreme clear user interface and the lossless quality it preserves in output songs. While converting the Apple Music songs to MP3, it offers the option for you to edit the ID3 tags and audio parameters, like audio codec, channel, bit rate and sample rate as you desire.
* Ultimate DRM removal tool for Apple Music
* Keep original music quality and ID3 tags
* Output formats should be updated
#4. AudFree Audio Capture (Mac, Windows) - $19.95 with Free Trial
As its name indicates, AudFree Audio Capture is mainly aiming to record Apple Music or other sounds on your computer. Developed by AudFree, this audio recording tool also comes with a friendly user interface so that anyone can handle it without referring to the user guide. As an all-functional audio capture, it will help you download Apple Music tracks by recording the songs nearly losslessly. Once recorded, it will convert the recorded Apple Music to MP3, WAV, FLAC and others. You can also choose to split or merge Apple Music songs with this smart app. Besides, it supports capturing other types of audios like local songs, games, videos on Mac and PC.
* Record Apple Music and any other sound on computer
* Output music quality might be lossy
#5. Free Apple Music Converter - Freeware (Windows)
Can you convert Apple Music for free? Of course. Now you meet Free Apple Music Converter, a freeware developed by Thundershare to help you bypassing DRM from Apple Music without any cost. With this free Apple Music converter, you can easily convert Apple Music M4P files to DRM-free MP3, AAC, M4B, M4A, WAV, FLAC and other popular audio formats so that you can play the songs with commonly used MP3 players, such as Apple iPod, PSP, Zune, and mobile phones.
* It's free of charge
* Require upgrading to pro version to remove time limit
* No Mac version