When you try to play Apple Music to iPod Nano, you will encounter the error message “Apple Music songs cannot be copied to iPod Nano”. Read this article to find a solution.

People like to put music in the pockets so that they can listen to their favorite music while on the go, doing sports or doing housework. iPod Nano is easy to use, lightweight and convenient, making it your best companion for listening to music. However, things are unsatisfactory. When you try to sync Apple Music to iPod, you will receive an error message “Apple Music cannot be copied to iPod”. If you want to transfer Apple Music to iPod nano series for playback (iPod nano 7th generation, iPod nano 6th generation, iPod nano 5th generation, iPod nano 4th generation, iPod nano 3rd generation, iPod nano 2nd generation, iPod nano), you will find the right solution in this article.

Apple Music is dependent on iOS 8.4 or higher, so currently only iPod Touch 5th generation and iPod Touch 6th generation support Apple Music. As we all know, all iPod devices support MP3 or M4A audio format. If you want to play Apple Music tracks on iPod nano/shuffle/classic, you’d better find a way to convert Apple Music from protected M4P to MP3 or M4A. Fortunately, the TunesBank Apple Music Converter uses a special DRM removal technology to help users convert Apple Music to DRM-free MP3/M4A and other common formats without quality loss. Next, take a look at what are the highlights of TunesBank Apple Music Converter.

  • Decrypt DRM from Apple Music.
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3 and M4A without quality loss.
  • Easily download tracks, albums and playlists from Apple Music to PC/Mac.
  • Keep all ID tags, such as title, artist, album, genre, track number, disc number, etc after conversion.
  • Work at 10X (Windows) and 5X (Mac) speed.
  • Convert a bunch of Apple Music songs at the same time.
  • Continue to add songs without interrupting the conversion process.
  • Works perfectly on the latest Windows 10, macOS 11 Big Sur and iTunes.

Part 1. Convert Apple Music to MP3/M4A with TunesBank Apple Music Converter

Step 1. Open the Software and Add Tracks
Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter on your computer, please enter your Apple ID and password on TunesBank converter.

launch the converter and sign in Apple ID

Step 2. Add Apple Music to Converting List
Then, you will enter the Apple Music web player. Find the music category, open any song or playlist, and drag it to the red “+” icon.

add Apple Music playlist

You can add Apple Music songs by checking the checkboxes in front of the songs.

Select Apple Music Songs

Step 3. Choose Output Format as MP3 or M4A
Open the setting window by clicking the “Menu Bar” > “Preference”, where you can set the output format, sample rate and bit rate and more. MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC are all optional output formats. In case of iPod nano, MP3 and M4A are the best choices.

customize output settings

Step 4. Convert Apple Music Files to MP3 or M4A
Now you can click the “Convert” button, and TunesBank Apple Music Converter will start to convert the imported Apple Music files to the required MP3 or M4A.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

Well, all selected Apple Music songs have been converted to iPod compatible formats.

get Apple Music MP3 files

The next thing you need to do is to sync all the converted Apple Music files to your iPod nano for listening. iTunes is a good assistant for iOS data transfer, but it is more complicated. Here we will introduce one of the best iTunes alternatives to help you transfer Apple music songs to iPod nano without complicated steps.

Part 2. Sync Converted Apple Music Files to iPod Nano for Playback

iOS & Android Manager is the best alternative to iTunes, dedicated to helping iOS & Android users transfer music, videos, photos and other data with just one click. Now, please check the following steps to transfer the converted Apple Music files to iPod nano for offline playback.

Step 1. Download and launch iOS & Android Manger on your computer. Then connect your iPod Nano to computer via a USB cable.

Step 2. Next, click on “Music” menu then click “Add File” or “Add Folder” to import the converted Apple Music songs to iPod Nano withone simple click.

transfer music to iphone


It is so easy to play Apple Music on iPod nano/shuffle/classic with help of TunesBank Apple Music Converter. Once you get the MP3 files from Apple Music, you are able to freely listen to Apple Music on any device and keep Apple Music forever.

Play Apple Music on iPod Nano


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