How to Add Apple Music to Rekordbox for Mixing [2021 Updated]

By Noah Brown

Updated on October 22, 2021

Among the high-tech DJ software like producer-oriented Traktor, refined Serato, and everything-compatible Virtual DJ, Pioneer DJ has finally hit the match with its software DJ, rekordbox. This Pioneer’s USB-enabled CDJ is not only the latest but a powerful and easy-to-use app for any upcoming or other professional DJs. And now many users are searching for ways to connect Apple Music with rekordbox and import Apple Music to rekordbox for that complete feel. In this article, we’ll show you how to download Apple Music to rekordbox for mixing your personal tunes.

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Part 1. How to Add Apple Music to rekordbox

Apple Music doesn’t allow users to enjoy its songs on those devices without Apple Music. It plugs around format protection that when not yet removed, inhibits you from streaming its music to unauthorized devices and players. But third-party applications have stepped in to help in the conversion and playing of such music.

There is only one way to resolve this incompatibility issue – Apple Music converter. Tunelf Audio Converter is a useful audio converter that will remove the protection from Apple Music and convert Apple Music to playable formats like MP3, WAV, and FLAC. It also works losslessly to offer the original quality of your music. The conversion process is also easy and works in a few steps. Check out how to unlock your potential and get Apple Music in any place like rekordbox.

Key Features of Tunelf Audio Converter

  • Remove built-in DRM protection from Audible, Apple Music, and iTunes
  • Convert Apple Music, iTunes audios, and Audible books to MP3 and more
  • Cut large Audible or iTunes audiobooks into small segments by chapters
  • Keep audios with ID3 tags and lossless audio quality at 30× faster speed

1.1 How to Convert Apple Music to rekordbox-compatible Format

Here is how to convert Apple Music to rekordbox-compatible Format with Tunelf Audio Converter.

Step 1 Launch Tunelf tool and select music files to be converted 

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Once you have downloaded and installed Tunelf Audio Converter to your computer, open it and start uploading Apple Music files to the software for the conversion. You can either drag Apple Music files from your computer to the interface of the software or click the Add button to add your Apple Music songs.

Step 2 Select the output audio format and set audio parameters

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With your added Apple Music songs, you can click the Format panel and choose an output format from MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and M4B according to the requirement of rekordbox. You can also customize the audio parameters like codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate to get better audio quality.

Step 3 Start to convert Apple Music to the selected format

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After configuring the settings as desired, click the Convert button. Tunelf Audio Converter will then remove the format protection from Apple Music and convert Apple Music songs to a playable format. Then you can find your converted Apple Music songs by clicking the Converted button at the top of the screen.

1.2 How to Import Apple Music to rekordbox

Now your required Apple Music songs have been converted to rekordbox supported format by using Tunelf software. You are now just an inch away from playing Apple Music on Rekordbox. To import Apple Music to rekordbox, just follow the below steps.

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Step 1. Firstly, launch rekordbox on your computer and highlight the Collection button of the playlists tree.

Step 2. Secondly, add your converted Apple Music songs by dragging and dropping them to the rekordbox track window.

Step 3. Thirdly, rekordbox will then analyze the added Apple Music files and you can start to use Apple Music on rekordbox.

Step 4. You can also export Apple Music songs to USB for keeping forever after you add new effects to those tracks. 


Part 2. How to Use iTunes Music to rekordbox

Unlike Apple Music, which is a streaming music service, iTunes is more like a shop. You buy iTunes music while renting Apple Music songs. Since 2009, iTunes songs are not protected like that ib Apple Music. After purchasing, the songs belong to you, and thus iTunes becomes a popular music source for rekordbox and other DJ software.

If you want to use some songs from Apple Music to mix in rekordbox, you can buy these songs in iTunes and import them from iTunes to rekordbox. If you are not clear on how to import music from iTunes to rekordbox, follow this guide.

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Step 1. Launch rekordbox on your computer. From the left panel, find the iTunes button.

Step 2. Click the Playlists option, select the playlist you want to import.

Step 3. Right-click it and choose the Import playlist button.


Part 3. How to  Export Music from rekordbox to USB

After you finish mixing Apple Music in rekordbox, you can export your work to USB. Here is the detailed guide.

Step 1. Insert your USB stick into your computer and create a new folder in your USB stick for saving your music exported from rekordbox.

Step 2. Then go to the top of the screen of the Playlist and select the Export playlist or Export tracks option.

Step 3.   Next, choose the name of your USB drive to which your songs will be exported. You’ll see the progress of the transfer via the progress indicator.

Step 4. Finally, you can now play your Apple Music from your USB. Just plug it into any USB-supported device like a laptop, car stereo system, and other device.


Conclusion

From the professional DJ or armature disk jockey that you are, rekordbox has some great plans in store. Although the interface seems quite busy for first-timers, the features will spring up your DJing experience for wonderful playlists. And Tunelf Audio Converter is all you need to unlock the format protection and pop your tracks to non-Apple devices. That’s what makes it possible to import Apple Music playlists to rekordbox for mixing. Then you can customize your music organization for memorable listening experiences.

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