As of April 2018, the number of Apple Music subscribers has reached 40 million, making it one of the most popular streaming music services on the global stage. It received mostly positive reviews for its friendly user interface, smooth listening experience, huge music catalog, and more. However, it also got criticism for replacing user-uploaded songs by versions locked with DRM. Although the issue was fixed a while ago, you should not ignore the limits that DRM has brought to Apple Music songs.
One of the biggest annoyance of Apple Music DRM is that subscribers are not allowed to transfer the downloaded Apple Music songs to USB or other non-authorized devices. Therefore, it would be a difficult job if you want to play Apple Music in car radio system using USB drive. Don't worry, though. Now we'll share an easy way to help you transferring Apple Music songs to USB stick efficiently.
Part 1. Tools You'll Need to Copy Apple Music Songs to USB Stick
As we mentioned above, the main reason why Apple Music songs cannot be uploaded to USB is because of the DRM. Due to which, you can only access Apple Music tracks from selected devices authorized with your Apple ID. Worse still, the downloaded songs would become unaccessible once you cancel the Apple Music subscription. In consequence, to move Apple Music songs to USB flash drive, the key is to find out a permanent way to get rid of the DRM lock completely.
Then you meet AudFree Apple Music Converter, a one-stop DRM removal solution designed to help you removing DRM from Apple Music streams for good. Besides, it's able to convert the DRM-protected Apple Music songs from .m4p to .mp3, .wav, .m4a, .flac, etc. while preserving the original ID3 tags, including track title, number, album, artist, and much more. Thanks to this intelligent Apple Music converter, you will be able to freely share and store the Apple Music songs on USB drive once the DRM is deleted. You can then keep the songs on USB forever even after cancelling the subscription.
Required Tools When Exporting Apple Music to USB Drive
Before getting started to convert your Apple Music songs to USB, make sure you've already got the following required tools ready:
* AudFree DRM Audio Converter for Mac/Windows
* Mac or Windows PC
* Apple Music streaming service subscription
* Latest iTunes app
* USB flash drive
Part 2. Complete Steps to Transfer Apple Music Songs to USB
Now follow the steps here to begin removing DRM from Apple Music and transferring the songs to USB stick.
- Step 1Download Apple Music songs onto computer with your subscription
- Launch iTunes, click "For You" or "New" tab. Then browse and choose the track you want to download and click the "..." button to add it to "My Music" or "Playlist" section. In "My Music", click the song you newly added. Click the cloud icon with a downward arrow to download it offline on your computer.
- Step 2Add offline Apple Music tracks to AudFree
- Launch AudFree DRM Audio Converter, click the first 'Add' button at bottom left to load the recently downloaded Apple Music songs and import them into AudFree program. You can also navigate to the original Apple Music file folder and drag the songs to the converter directly.
- Step 3Set output format
- Now move your mouse to the bottom right corner and click the 'audio' icon. Then you'll be led to the Format Setting window where you can choose the output format and define the audio parameters like codec, channel, sample rate, etc. Currently the available output formats include MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and M4B. To make the songs readable by most USB drives, you'd better set the output format as MP3.
- Step 4Start converting Apple Music songs to MP3
- You can start converting the Apple Music songs to DRM-free formats by clicking on the 'Convert' button at the bottom right corner. Then it will automatically remove DRM from your Apple Music songs and convert the M4P files to MP3, WAV or other formats at up to 30X faster speed.
- Step 5Sync converted Apple Music songs to USB drive
- Once converted, connect your USB stick to computer. Then find the DRM-free Apple Music songs in the target folder and freely copy them to your USB drive for playing in your car or anywhere else.