iCloud Music Library is Apple's cloud-based repository for all your music. For Apple Music subscribers, iCloud Music Library gives you the option of keeping your entire Apple Music collection synced across multiple Apple devices. It works by matching the songs in your library to tracks available in the iTunes music store, allowing you to download or stream them from anywhere with an internet connection. However, this service doesn’t completely error free; by enabling it, you may encounter some unexpected issue like:
-- iCloud Music Library won't respond or times out.
-- Songs are synced with missing or mismatched album artwork.
-- Live tracks matched to their studio versions.
--Tracks show wrong metadata.
You may also meet these annoying errors, then it might be time to find a way to sync Apple Music songs without enabling iCloud Music Library. Turning off iCloud Music Library is a quite easy job, but you should keep in mind that all of your saved songs from Apple Music will be deleted, once the iCloud Music Library is disabled. Therefore, if you want to keep the Apple Music song offline and enjoy on any of your device without using iCloud Music Library, the most widely used solution is getting rid of the DRM lock and converting Apple Music songs from protected M4P to plain format. In other words, once the DRM is removed from Apple Music streams, you can easily sync and enjoy the songs on any of your devices, including iPod, PS4, portable MP3 player.
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There are many Apple Music DRM removal tools in the market to help people complete this task. Among them, the top rated one is NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter. It is an all-in-one smart Apple Music DRM removal solution that can completely remove DRM from any offline Apple Music songs and convert them to plain MP3, FLAC, AAC or WAV format that are compatible with most devices and media players. With the help of this app, you can then sync Apple Music to your devices without using iCloud Music Library.
The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to remove DRM from Apple Music songs. Please download NoteBurner Apple Music Converter first before getting started.
Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. After it, please launch the software.
Click the button "+" on the upper left. A pop-up window will show you all your Apple Music downloaded in your iTunes Library. Choose the songs that you want to convert and then press OK.
After completing the above steps, the final one is clicking the button "Convert". Just a few second, it will succeed.
Once the conversion finishes, the DRM will be removed completely from Apple Music tracks, and you can freely sync them to your devices for streaming without using iCloud Music Library.
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