How to Remove DRM from iTunes Music with iTunes Match

Summary
It’s very easy to remove DRM from iTunes music by using iTunes Match. If you want to play iTunes music on all of your mobile devices, you can subscribe iTunes Match to match, upload and download iTunes library to your devices. In this article, we also introduce the best method for you to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert iTunes M4P music to MP3, so that you can play Apple Music songs and iTunes M4P songs on any devices freely.

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iTunes Match Remove DRM from iTunes Music

All music stored in iTunes Store are come with DRM protected, and those songs in 256 kbps AAC encoding with Apple Music AAC audio file. After you purchased and downloaded songs from iTunes Store, you may find that all songs are protected by DRM, which can only be played on authorized Apple devices – iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, HomePod, or up to 5 authorized computers. If you want to play, sync, or share these protected iTunes music, the best way is to remove DRM from iTunes music. However, how to remove iTunes DRM? How to bypass DRM from iTunes M4P music? How to remove Apple Music DRM in iTunes? Don’t worry, today we will introduce two effective ways to remove iTunes music DRM: The first method is to subscribe to iTunes Match to sync iTunes songs on your devices; the second method is to remove DRM from iTunes music and convert iTunes AAC/M4P to MP3, as well as iTunes audiobooks, Apple Music and Audible books.

iTunes Match – Remove iTunes DRM and Enjoy iTunes Music Seamlessly

iTunes Match helps you access all of your music purchased from iTunes on all of your devices, even songs that you’ve imported from other sources such as CDs, iPhone or iPad. To subscribe iTunes Match, you need to pay $24.99 a year. With this subscription, you can match or upload your music library from the Apple Music app on your Mac or iTunes for Windows on your PC to iCloud, after uploading your music library to iCloud, if you want to download them to your mobile phone or (another) computers, just login with the same Apple ID and turn on “Sync Library”, than you’re able to access your music library and stream or download DRM-free iTunes songs to up to 10 of your devices.

Part 1: Remove DRM from iTunes Music with iTunes Match

Let’s learn how to subscribe to iTunes Match and how to bypass DRM from iTunes music. After subscribing the iTunes Match service, you’re able to match, upload and access your music library on all of your mobile devices and computers.

How to Subscribe to iTunes Match

For Windows users, or you still use macOS Mojave 10.14 and older

1. Open iTunes on Windows PC or Mac(macOS Mojave and older), then sign in with your Apple ID and password.

2. Click Store at the top of the iTunes window.

3. Click the iTunes Match button. Fill in the bill information and click the Subscribe button.

For macOS Catalina 10.15 – macOS Monterey 12

remove drm from itunes music with itunes match

1. On your Mac, open the Apple Music app and sign in with your Apple ID and password.

2. Go to the sidebar and click the iTunes Store.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the Store window. Under Features, click iTunes Match.

4.Click the Subscribe button and fill in the bill information and choose the Subscribe button.

How to Remove iTunes Music DRM with iTunes Match

After you subscribe, you’re able to remove DRM from iTunes music with iTunes Match, the iTunes Match automatically scans your music library and upload them to iCloud Music Library, once your music library is uploaded, you’ll see all your iTunes songs in your iCloud Music Library.

Step 1. Sign in with Apple ID that you use with iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, or PC

Step 2. To access your songs and playlists on other devices, turn on Sync Library on all of your devices, it will match your music library.

iTunes Match to match music library

Step 3. Go to the Music section and click the Library, then select the protected iTunes songs.

Step 4. After matching finished. Delete the protected songs with the Delete button on your keyboard.

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Step 5. Tap the iCloud Download icon start to download these DRM-free songs from iCloud.

iCloud Download music - iTunes Match

Step 6. Well done, you get the unprotected iTunes songs, now you can play thee iTunes music on all of your devices.

Note: Once you stop subscribing to iTunes Match, any iTunes songs you’ve downloaded will be playable on your devices, but you’ll not be able to stream any non-downloaded tracks or access other songs in iCloud Music Library.

Part 2: How to Remove DRM from iTunes Music, Apple Music

TunesBank Apple Music Converter is designed to convert all protected iTunes music, Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks to plain audios like MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, and other common formats. With this tool, you can download all your iTunes music/playlist to MP3 and save them to your computer, so that you can play these songs on any media player without iTunes or Apple Music, and even transferring these converted songs to any mobile devices you what.

Different from other audio converter, TunesBank Uses the most advanced conversion technology, the conversion speed up to 10X-5X faster, and keep the original output quality and all ID3 tag will be preserved. With this tool, you can easily to remove the DRM protection iTunes music, and even extract audio from iTunes M4 video. To remove DRM from iTunes music, compared with iTunes Match, most people rather to choose TunesBank Apple Music Converter, because it also can convert Apple Music to MP3 for playing in any where.

Just download this software for free and follow the usage guide below to remove DRM from iTunes Music and Apple Music.

Key Features of TunesBank Apple Music Converter

  • Convert iTunes songs to MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A and other plain audio files;
  • Download all your iTunes Library to MP3;
  • Export music from iTunes to computer;
  • Moving your music out of iTunes and convert them to MP3;
  • Remove DRM from Apple Music, iTunes music and audiobooks;
  • Extract audio from iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos;
  • Download and play Apple Music songs offline without limitations;
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags;
  • Convert iTunes music at a 10X faster speed;
  • Compatible with the latest iTunes version.

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Then let’s see how to get a DRM-free MP3 iTunes Music with TunesBank Apple Music Converter.

How to Remove DRM from iTunes Music with TunesBank Apple Music Converter

The program not only can convert any iTunes media files, but also can convert the Apple Music songs.

Tips: If you want to remove DRM from Apple Music, please download Apple Music to the iTunes library, and make sure those Apple Music tracks can be played normal in iTunes. If you have update your Mac to macOS 11.15 and above, please add and download songs, playlist or albums in Apple Music app, and make sure you’re able to play songs in the new Apple Music app. After that, please exit the iTunes application or Apple Music app, and launch the TunesBank Converter again.

download apple music to itunes library

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter on PC or Mac
Firstly, you need to download TunesBank Apple Music Converter and install it in your PC or Mac. After that, launch the program, at this time, the iTunes will be launched at the same time.

Launch iTunes Music DRM Removal

Step 2. Select iTunes Music to Remove DRM From
Go to “Music” in the left column. All the music files from your iTunes library will be loaded in this program. You could select the iTunes songs you want by selecting the checkbox one by one. If you want to convert all songs in this playlist, you can select the checkbox at the top menu then all the songs in this category will be chosen.

Select iTunes Music File

Step 3. Customize Output Settings
Go to the “Output Setting” section from the main screen. If you want to remove iTunes DRM and convert music to MP3, please select the output format as MP3. And you are also able to choose the output folder for saving the songs.

Choose MP3 as Output Format

What’s more, you can reset the codec, bit rate, sample rate, and channels of the iTunes Music.

Set Output Profile

Step 4. Remove DRM from iTunes Music
Just click on the “Convert” button and the program start converting the selected iTunes music to MP3. During converting process, the program will help you remove DRM from iTunes music.

Remove DRM from iTunes Music

Step 5. Get DRM-Free Music
The conversion will be done within minutes, after the whole conversion completed, please click “Finished” and click the “View Output File” button, you will get the DRM-free iTunes music in MP3 format.

get DRM-free MP3 iTunes Music

Now you can enjoy all your converted songs on any media player without iTunes and Apple Music. You can easily transfer these songs to any device and enjoy them freely.

Summary

For the two methods to remove DRM from iTunes music, which one do you prefer? If your songs are not protected, you can use iTunes or Apple Music to convert your music to MP3 for free. If your songs are comes with DRM protection, like iTunes songs bought before 2009 or Apple Music songs, you need to use TunesBank to remove the iTunes DRM, and convert iTunes library (including Apple Music tracks, iTunes M4P music and M4B audi0books) to MP3.

Remove DRM from Apple Music