2 Ways to Convert iTunes Library to MP3(Apple Music Included)

Summary
Can’t convert Apple Music to MP3? You can directly convert iTunes music to MP3 via iTunes with ease, how about DRM-ed Apple Music songs? In this article, we will guide you 2 ways to convert iTunes library to MP3 (Apple Music songs included), then you can enjoy your iTunes library more freely.

“How do I convert iTunes library to MP3? I want to transfer my iTunes music to USB drive for playing in the car.”

“I can convert iTunes music to MP3 via iTunes ‘File’ > ‘Convert’ > ‘Create MP3 Version’. But there are some Apple Music songs in my iTunes library, how can I convert Apple Music to MP3?”

iTunes is an all-embracing software that acts as a media player, media library, client App for the iTunes Store and more. There are many music lovers using it as a media library, which provides the function of music organization, collection and storage. While it is convenient for you to listen to music through iTunes, you may want to transfer them to other portable devices and music players. However, there are many songs you purchased from iTunes are not compatible with your devices and players. Hence, the best workaround is to convert iTunes library to MP3. In this article, we will show you 2 ways to convert iTunes library to MP3, you can convert unprotected iTunes music to MP3 via iTunes/Music App, and convert Apple Music to MP3 by using TunesBank Apple Music Converter. Let us get started!

Way 1. Convert iTunes Music to MP3 via iTunes

As a powerful media library, iTunes allows you to import common music files to iTunes library for listening. Moreover, the songs you purchased from iTunes after 2009 are DRM free, and you can convert iTunes music to MP3 via iTunes with ease. Next, you can convert iTunes music to MP3 via iTunes App or Music App below.

# 1. Convert iTunes Library to MP3 via iTunes App on Windows Computer

convert itunes music to mp3 via itunes

Step 1. Activate the iTunes App on your computer. In the iTunes Preferences Window, hit on ‘Edit’ > ‘Preferences’ option.

Step 2. Tap on the ‘General’ button, and you can see the ‘Import Settings…’ window, here you are able to adjust the ‘Import Using’ as ‘MP3 Encoder’. After that, touch the ‘OK’ option to save the settings and go on.

Step 3. Return to iTunes library, select the the songs you want to convert to MP3 file. Hit on ‘File’ > ‘Convert’ > ‘Create MP3 Version’ to convert iTunes music to MP3 file format effortlessly.

# 2. Convert iTunes Library to MP3 via Music App on Mac Computer

Mac version differ from Windows version, the Music App replaces the iTunes App on the macOS Catalina 10.15 or later version. Next, you can get the method on how to convert iTunes music to MP3 via Music App on Mac computer.

Step 1. Run Music App on your Mac computer, and click on ‘Music’ > ‘Preferences’ in the menu bar.

Step 2. Hit on the ‘Files’ option at the top-left, then go to ‘Import Settings…’ button to set the ‘MP3 Encoder’ to convert iTunes library to MP3.

Step 3. Select the music files from the music library, touch on ‘File’ > ‘Convert’ > ‘Create MP3 Version’ to convert iTunes music to MP3.

Note: This method is only used for unprotected iTunes music files.

Way 2. Ultimate Way to Convert iTunes Library to MP3 by TunesBank

Although you can easily convert iTunes music to MP3 via iTunes/Music App, what about those DRM protected songs? To protect copyright, Apple adds unique DRM (digital rights management) to its music files. If you purchased songs from iTunes between 2003 and 2009, they are in DRM protection. And if you songs in iTunes library are added from Apple Music, they are also encrypted by DRM and you can not convert Apple Music to MP3 directly. Under such circumstances, how can you convert iTunes music to MP3? Is it possible to convert Apple Music to MP3? To convert iTunes library to MP3, you need to unlock the DRM protection to set them free. After that, you can convert iTunes music to MP3 or other common audio formats with the best tool – TunesBank Apple Music Converter.

Best iTunes Music to MP3 Converter – TunesBank Apple Music Converter

TunesBank Apple Music Converter is the best iTunes music to MP3 converter for you. With the advanced technology, TunesBank Apple Music Converter is able to remove DRM protection from protected iTunes songs and Apple Music tracks. And it can not only convert iTunes music to MP3, but also convert Apple Music to MP3 with ease. In short, TunesBank has the ability to convert iTunes library to MP3 with ease. You ca even convert iTunes audiobooks to MP3 as well. Besides MP3, it is able to convert iTunes music to M4A, AAC, AC3, WAV and more popular audio formats which can be compatible with any device and player perfectly, such as iPhone, iPad and you can also transfer iTunes music to USB drive or burn them to CD.

Additionally, TunesBank allows you to batch convert iTunes library to MP3 at 10X faster conversion speed. If you have a large iTunes library, TunesBank will save you a lot of time. At the same time, it can also ensure high output quality. The ID3 tags and metadata info will be saved well in the output music files, which is convenient for you to manage the output music library.

Main Features of TunesBank Apple Music Converter:

  • Break the DRM limitation from Apple Music and iTunes.
  • Convert iTunes music to MP3 without any restrictions.
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3, AU, etc.
  • Multi-task convert iTunes library to MP3 at 10X speed.
  • Preserve full ID3 tags and metadata info in output files.
  • Convert iTunes library to MP3 without losing any quality.
  • Play unprotected iTunes music on any device and player.

Full Guide: Convert iTunes Music to MP3(Apple Music Included)

Next, we will show you how to convert Apple Music to MP3 by TunesBank Apple Music Converter. Besides Apple Music tracks, you can also convert protected iTunes music to MP3 as well. Before you started, you need to download and install this smart TunesBank Apple Music to MP3 Converter on your Mac or Windows computer.

Step 1. Run TunesBank Apple Music Converter
Once TunesBank Apple Music Converter is installed on you computer, double-click to launch it smoothly. Then the Music App(MacOS 10.15 Catalina) or iTunes App will be opened automatically with the converter.

launch tunesbank apple music converter

Step 2. Import iTunes Music to TunesBank
Click the “Playlist” or other title from the left column, and the iTunes music will be showed up in the main interface of the Converter. Then you can select the desired songs you want to convert by ticking the checkbox.

select apple music playlist

Step 3. Define the Output Settings
Here, you can adjust the output settings in the bottom of the converter. To convert Apple Music to MP3, just select “Output Setting” as MP3 format. And you can also customize the output parameters, including Codec, Bit Rate, Sample Rate, Channels and more.

set mp3 as output format

Step 4. Start to Convert iTunes Library to MP3
Once all settings are ready, click the “Convert” button to convert iTunes music to MP3, the same as Apple Music.

convert apple music to mp3

After conversion, you can get non-DRM iTunes music via “Finished” > “View Output File”. After converting iTunes library, you can enjoy your iTunes music on any device and player without interruptions.

get the converted Apple Music

The Bottom Lines
While it is easy to convert iTunes music to MP3 via iTunes, only available for the DRM-free iTunes music. If you purchased music from iTunes between 2003 and 2009, or if you added songs in your iTunes library from Apple Music, they are all protected by DRM. To enjoy iTunes library freely, you need to use TunesBank Apple Music Converter to remove DRM protection to set them free, and convert iTunes music to MP3 or other universal audio formats. It can not only convert iTunes music to MP3, but also convert Apple Music to MP3 with ease. Anyway, TunesBank is able to convert all iTunes contents to plain audio formats, and you can listen to them without any restriction.

Convert iTunes Library to MP3