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Best Way to Use Apple Music without iCloud Music Library

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.

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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.

Related Article: Guide to Turn off iCloud Music Library on Mac/PC/iPhone

Tool Required: NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter

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 DRM 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.

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  • Keep ID3 Tags information after conversion;
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Tutorial: How to Remove DRM from Apple Music Songs

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.

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 iTunes. 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 Apple Music Songs

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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