Do you want to download songs from Apple Music to your Macbook or iMac? This article will show you an easy way to save Apple Music songs on Mac as local files, so that you can play Apple Music offline on your Mac or transfer them to any device for offline enjoyment.

“Can I save Apple Music songs on my MacBook after canceling subscription? Is there any way to download songs from Apple Music to Mac as local file?”

Apple Music is a streaming music platform popular with many fans. Even if you are subscribers of Apple Music, you will encounter various restrictions. For example, although you are allowed to download songs from Apple Music to your Mac, all Apple Music songs can only be played on the iTunes or Apple Music APP. Because all the Apple Music tracks are protected by Apple’s Fairplay DRM. In other words, you don’t actually own the Apple Music songs you have downloaded. Therefore, you can not copy or transfer them to unauthorized devices.

If you want to save Apple Music songs to Mac forever or enjoy Apple Music songs on any device without restrictions, the best way is to remove DRM protection and download Apple Music songs as MP3 or other popular formats. How can you make it? Here we will introduce a powerful Apple Music Converter – TunesBank Apple Music Converter and guide you on how to download songs from Apple Music to Mac with it step by step.

Best Apple Music Downloader: Download Apple Music songs to Mac

TunesBank Apple Music Converter is an all-in-one Apple Music converter, iTunes audio converter and audiobook converter, in short words, it can download and convert all the playable content of iTunes. It not only supports to remove DRM from Apple Music, but also allows you to download songs, albums, playlists, podcasts from Apple Music to your Mac with 5X faster speed. Moreover, it enables you to download Apple Music songs, playlists to MP3, M4A, FLAC with 100% original quality, you can transfer them to other devices like iPod Shuffle, PSP, MP3 Players, etc. In addition, its batch download function allows you to download playlists from Apple Music to Mac in a short time. Besides it can download music from Apple Music to Mac, it can also download Apple Music songs to Windows.

Key Features of TunesBank Apple Music Converter:

  • Legally remove DRM from Apple Music, iTunes M4P music and audiobooks.
  • Download songs, radio, podcasts, etc. from Apple Music to Mac at 5X faster speed.
  • Download iTunes M4P music and audiobooks to Mac and save as local files.
  • Keep Apple Music tracks, playlists, albums on Mac forever.
  • Download Apple Music tracks to MP3, M4A, FLAC format with 100% lossless quality.
  • Remain the ID3 tags & metadata information including title, album, artist, etc.
  • Highly compatible with the latest iTunes app, Mac OS 10.11-11 & Windows 7-11.

Tutorial: How to Download Songs from Apple Music to Mac

TunesBank Apple Music Converter is highly compatible with Mac and Windows PC. Here, we take the Mac version as an example to guide you download songs from Apple Music to Mac. Follow the detailed tutorial to learn how to download Apple Music songs to Mac with using TunesBank Apple Music Converter.

Step 1. Install and Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter
To get started, make sure you have downloaded and installed the TunesBank Apple Music Converter on your Mac, and launch the program. Then the Apple Music(MacOS 10.15 Catalina) or iTunes APP will automatically open when the program starts.

launch the converter and sign in Apple ID

Step 2. Add Apple Music Tracks to TunesBank
Click a playlist on the left side, then all Apple Music tracks will stored in the main interface.

add Apple Music playlist

Select the songs you want to download or the entire playlist by ticking the checkbox.

Select Apple Music Songs

Step 3. Select Output Format
At the bottom of the main interface, you will see Output Settings and Metadata section. Here you can customize output format as MP3/M4A/FLAC, output quality, output folder, codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc.

choose mp3 format

Step 4. Start to Download Songs from Apple Music to Mac
Just click on “Convert” button to save Apple Music songs as MP3, M4A or FLAC format. Unlike other converters, they do not allow more songs to be added to the “Converting” list during the converting process, but TunesBank allows you to go back to the “Library” and add more songs to convert.

download songs from Apple Music to mac

When the conversion is done, go to “Finished” to view all the downloaded songs, and click the “View Output File” button to open the output folder.

get Apple Music MP3 files

With the help of TunesBank Apple Music Converter, you can easily download Apple Music songs to Mac and Windows. After that, even if you no longer subscribe to Apple Music, you can save those songs without DRM protection on your local drive, so you can listen to them on your Mac anytime or transfer them to portable devices such as MP3 players, Sony Walkman, SanDisk, etc.

Download Apple Music to Mac


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