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How to Add Apple Music to Final Cut Pro

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Does anyone know how to import Apple Music tracks saved to My Music in iTunes to Final Cut Pro X? Dragging to the timeline looks like it works but you can't see any sound waves and when you playback, there's no music.

Final Cut Pro is a series of non-linear video editing software programs first developed by Macromedia Inc. and later Apple Inc, which allows users to create and edit videos. In Final Cut Pro, you can add music to enhance your video; such as using music to play in your video's background or during the opening and closing credits. Music files from iTunes library or stored on your computer can be added to your project in Final Cut Pro. But this does not extend to the streaming music, such as Apple Music or iTunes M4P songs.

In fact, you are prevented from copying Apple Music songs to Final Cut Pro and other media devices because all the music tracks in Apple Music are protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM technology. So the most important thing to add Apple Music or iTunes M4P songs to Final Cut Pro is to find a tool to crack the DRM completely from the protected music streams. Here comes the rescue.

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Tool Required: NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter

NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter, developed by NoteBurner Inc, is a professional DRM removal solution specially designed for Apple Music users. It is available for both Mac and Windows OS, aiming to completely remove DRM lock from Apple Music songs without quality loss. With this smart app, you can easily convert the offline Apple Music tracks from protected M4P format to common MP3, FLAC, AAC or WAV format while preserving the original ID tags. You are suggested to download the free trial version as below before getting started to remove DRM from your Apple Music files.

  • Remove DRM from iTunes M4P music, audiobooks, Apple Music;
  • Convert iTunes M4P music, audiobooks, Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV;
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality;
  • Keep ID3 Tags information after conversion;
  • Easy-to-use with an intuitive and streamlined user interface;
  • Enjoy free lifetime update & technical support.
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Tutorial: How to Import Apple Music to Final Cut Pro

The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to remove DRM from Apple Music and add to Final Cut Pro. Please download NoteBurner Apple Music Converter first before getting started.

Step 1: Download and Launch NoteBurner Apple Music Converter

Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. After it, please launch the software.

main interface

Step 2: Add Apple Music Songs

Click the button "+" to add music, it will pop up a window, which will show you all of songs you have downloaded from Apple Music. You can choose any song you want to convert.

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Step 3: Choose Output Format

After the successful adding, please click the button "Setting" to choose the output format as you need, in the pop-up window, you can set output path, output quality, and output format including WAV, AAC, MP3, and FLAC.


Step 4: Remove DRM from iTunes M4P Music

After completing the above steps, the final one is clicking the button "Convert". Just a few second, it will succeed.


Step 5: Add Apple Music to Final Cut Pro

After converting, the output folder will be open automatically. Or you can click the History button on the top-right interface to find the converted music. Now all of songs from Apple Music are free from DRM, you can add them to Final Cut Pro for using.

For detailed guide, please visit: Final Cut Pro X: Add music and sound to a project.

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