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How to Download Music from Apple Music to Mac

"Can I download Apple Music to my MacBook? It seems that the downloaded Apple Music are not saved as complete files on local drive, even though they can be played offline with the app."

Apple Music has attracted a great number of users for the vast music library and other distinctive features it offers. Nevertheless, it’s a music streaming service, and you may encounter all kinds of restrictions even though you are a paid subscriber. For example, you are not allowed to directly download songs from Apple Music to your computer and limited to enjoy Apple Music with the Apple Music app.

What’s happening? All the songs that Apple Music offer are in a proprietary format, for which they are just stored as cache files even if you’ve clicked the “download” icon to download them from Apple Music for offline listening. That also explains why you'll lose access to the alleged "downloaded" files as well once you discontinue the service.

download songs from apple music to mac

In this article, we are going to show you a particular way to download songs from Apple Music as complete files on your local computer ( Mac | PC ) with the help of Sidify Apple Music Converter, the most popular music tool in the streaming world.

Key Features of Sidify Apple Music Converter

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Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • okConvert Apple Music or iTunes purchased M4P music to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC
  • okUnlock iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks
  • okReserve the original sound quality for converted music
  • okFast conversion speed; Keep ID3 tags & all metadata
  • okHighly compatible with the latest iTunes and Mac/ Windows OS

Tutorial: How to Download Songs from Apple Music to Mac

Equipment Preparation:

  • A Computer running macOS or Windows OS
  • The latest version of iTunes
  • Sidify Apple Music Converter

Step 1Upload Apple Music to Sidify

Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter, click "Add" button and select your target Apple Music to the program for conversion.

add apple music songs

Step 2Customize Output Settings

Click "Menu" on the upper right. Here you can choose output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), select output quality as well as the output folder that you'd like to save your target Apple Music songs.

set output Format

Step 3Export Songs from Apple Music to Mac

Click “Convert” button to start exporting songs from Apple Music to your Mac computer. When the conversion is done, you can click "History" to find the downloaded Apple Music on your local drive.

export apple music to mac

Apple Music are protected in a proprietary format. To download songs from Apple Music as local files on Macbook / iMac, Sidify Apple Music Converter is a must. It can efficiently export songs from Apple Music to your local computer as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC files.

Note: The free trial version of Sidify Apple Music converter is able to convert the first three minutes of each audio file. To unlock the time limitation, please purchase the full version.

How to Download Music from Apple Music to Mac Computer