"I need to DJ with my collected Apple Music playlists, so I could play them at a wedding tomorrow. Which DJ apps work with Apple Music? Should I have to pay for each Apple Music track?"
Apple Music has been upgraded to support CD-quality and hi-res lossless audio tracks for all subscribers. For those looking for a better music source to blend in DJ, Apple Music can help to develop the quality of your music pieces. What DJ software works with Apple Music? Here on this page, you'll get the 7 best DJ apps for Apple Music.
Note: Only purchased & downloaded iTunes/Apple Music streams support DJ mixes. If you have a small budget on it, try to follow the extract tips to convert and DJ with Apple Music streaming tunes at the tail of this page.
The best ability of a DJ program is able to find the best new music and build exciting mixes in an easy manner. Rekordbox DJ is no exception, giving users access to various streaming services through its huge music library, including Apple Music, Tidal, Beatport, Beatsource Link, and Soundcloud. To use Apple Music library on Rekordbox, you just only need to click "Collection" on the left side of Rekordbox, and it will load your iTunes library automatically. Be aware that only tracks that can be played on Rekordbox (copyright-free) are shown.
If you want to add Apple Music streaming content to Rekordbox, check How to Add Apple Music Songs to Rekordbox
If you've already downloaded the unprotected AAC Apple Music a long time ago, you're allowed to easily import those Apple Music files to Virtual DJ easily: 1) Go to the iTunes app, and "File > Library > Export Playlist", then let it generate a new iTunes library XML file. 2) Go to the Virtual DJ setting window, click "Option" and "All Settings". 3) Scroll down to the "iTunesDatabaseFile" and change it to the XML file you just created previously. Finally, you should have your iTunes music library shown on Virtual DJ. Apart from the Apple Music streaming service, Virtual DJ also supports Deezer, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Beatport Link, and Beatsource Link.
Try to drag and drop songs from Apple Music (iTunes) to play in VDJ? Read more on How to Add Apple Music to Virtual DJ Software.
Just like other DJ programs, Serato also enables you to organize music collections, save cue points, tweak FX elements, display tracks with visual waveforms, and more other features. For Apple Music listeners, using iTunes (purchased songs) in Serato DJ couldn’t be easier. Simply click the gear icon to access settings, then navigate to library and view settings. You will see the "Show iTunes Library" option. Those who also subscribed to Beatsource LINK, Beatport LINK, SoundCloud, and TIDAL are able to blend your playlists with Serato DJ either.
Related Article: Add and Stream any Apple Music songs to Serato DJ
The next DJ program we would like to recommend is Traktor DJ, another DJ mixer that works with Apple Music. After purchasing your Apple Music from the iTunes store, change your Apple Music download location to the same path as the Traktor DJ music folder. Then download Apple Music you've already bought, it will show up on Traktor DJ track collection quickly.
Related Article: How to Import Apple Music to Traktor DJ
Does Apple Music work with djay? Exactly speaking, Apple Music hasn't been integrated djay yet. Thus, only those Apple Music has been bought from its digital store can be accessed on djay Pro directly. What you need to do is to add purchased music titles or your native music files to one of your Apple Music playlists, then they should have been added to djay Pro.
Pacemaker provides a user-friendly DJ app for all, as well as millions of popular tracks. The most important is that they had added a feature allowing you to mirror your playlists across from your Spotify or Apple Music accounts. That is to say, you'll have some songs the same as your original Apple Music tracks.
A DJ-ing product from Fidelity Media, MegaSeg is able to control the iTunes app to play, pause, cue, etc, while importing the playing music. MegaSeg is more like an audio recorder, but also supports making mixes. Need to note that MegaSeg can only import the iTunes songs that have been downloaded. Besides, you can only play and record Apple Music tracks one by one, and need to manually control the gap between music songs. It's a little bit inconvenient, yet it's also a nice shot for those who have a small demand to mix with Apple Music.
It's known to all that Apple Music streaming content is all developed with encryption techniques, and is limited to be played within its own app or web player. You can’t directly import songs downloaded from Apple Music to any DJ programs, unless you've bought the tunes.
If you don't want to pay too much, another feasible method is to convert songs from your Apple Music subscription to regular audio format. Here we suggest to use NoteBurner Apple Music Converter, a widely-used Apple Music to DJ downloader.
After repeatedly upgrades, NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter finally supports converting any Apple Music (HD) song, podcast, iTunes M4P Music & audiobook to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC with up to 100% lossless audio quality kept. With 10X downloading speed, NoteBurner will also retain most ID3 tags meta for all your Apple Music titles. In other words, you'll get 1:1 input and output track files from Apple Music. By using NoteBurner Apple Music downloader, you can add lossless Apple Music files to any DJ software without limitations.
Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter converts three minutes of each audio file only. If you want to unlock the time limitation, please purchase the full version of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter.