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How to use Apple Music in Serato DJ?


Serato DJ allows you to export your music away from iTunes, but files from the Apple Music streaming service are not supported. So many people ask how to use Apple Music in Serato DJ.

Why can't I see my Apple Music streaming files in Serato DJ?

Files from the Apple Music streaming service that is exclusive to iTunes and iOS devices are not supported in Serato DJ. Files from the Apple Music streaming service are DRM protected, and won't be playable in any other software, hence why these files do not show in Serato DJ software.

Serato DJ supported file types includes .MP3, .OGG, .ALAC (mac only), .FLAC, .AIF, .WAV, .WL.MP3, .MP4, .M4A. So it means if you can convert the DRM protected Apple Music songs to mp3, you can then play them on Serato DJ. It's very easy, here we will show you the best way to remove Apple Music DRM and convert Apple Music to MP3 .

To convert DRM protected Apple Music songs to mp3, all you need is Ondesoft iTunes Converter . Available on Mac and Windows, it allows you to quickly download any Apple Music songs to mp3, m4a, etc. with 100% original quality and all ID3 tags.

Part 1 Remove Apple Music DRM and convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3

Follow below steps to download Apple Music songs/albums/playlists to mp3 format first.

1. Launch Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Apple Music Converter on your Mac/Windows. It will load the whole iTunes library automatically. How to add songs, albums or playlists to your Library from the Apple Music catalog?

Apple Music converter

2. Check Apple Music songs

If you added Apple Music songs/albums to Library, click Music on the left side and find your songs. Click the top checkbox if you want to select all songs in the playlist.

Apple Music to mp3

If you add playlist to Library, click the playlist name on the left side and all songs in the playlist will be shown on the right side. Check all of them or any one you want to convert.

Apple Music to mp3

3. Configure output settings

Select MP3 as output format. This Apple Music to MP3 converter also supports converting Apple Music M4P tracks to M4A, AC3, AAC, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R and MKA.

output format

For each output format, Apple Music to MP3 converter provides different profile settings: High, Normal and Low with different Bitrate, SampleRate and channels. You can also customize the value as you like.

Output filename can contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID, such as Artist - Album - Track - Title.mp3. Click Options on the menu bar to open Preferences and customize output filename format if you like.

Output mp3 filename can contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID, such as Artist - Album - Track - Title.mp3. Click Options on the menu bar to open Preferences and customize output mp3 filename format if you like. Then all output MP3 songs will be in this filename format.

filename format

4. Start to Convert

Click Convert button to start converting selected Apple Music M4P songs to MP3. After conversion, you can then transfer the mp3 songs to Serato DJ. Add the DRM-free songs to Music(iTunes) library and then import to Serato DJ.

convert Apple Music to MP3

Part 2 Import DRM-free Apple Music to Serato DJ

The Music application (called iTunes on macOS 10.14 and earlier ) on macOS 10.15 Catalina is supported from Serato DJ Pro version 2.3.0, and Serato DJ Lite version 1.3.0 onward.

To import your music, ensure that the Music application (iTunes) library organisation is set up correctly. Music application preferences are found under: "Music" (menu bar dropdown) > "Preferences..." > "Files".

1. Uncheck "Keep Music Media Folder organised"

2. Uncheck "Copy files to Music Media Folder when adding to library"

Once you have set up your library in the Music application (iTunes), simply ensure 'Show iTunes Library' is checked in the Serato Setup window, under the 'Library + Display'.

If you want to convert Spotify to MP3 , try Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter .


Features of Ondesoft Apple Music Converter:


Automatically synchronize with iTunes Library
Just add Apple Music tracks, playlists or albums to iTunes Library. Apple Music to MP3 converter will automatically load and show them on the interface. There is no need to download the tracks, playlists or albums if your internet connection is fast enough .

Customize profile settings
Apple Music to MP3 converter allows you to customize Codec, Bitrate, Sample rate and Channels of the output file. Also you may save them as custom profile for future use.

Fast Conversion Speed
The conversion speed can be as fast as 16X and you are free to set it as you desired.

Search Function
The powerful search function enables you to quickly find Apple Music tracks you need according to name, artist and album.

Customize file name format
Output file name can contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID and you are free to customize it as you like.

Save ID tags
ID tags such as song name, Artist name, Album, Album artist, Genre and Artwork will be saved to the output MP3 and M4A files.

Batch conversion
Batch conversion allows you to convert as many Apple Music tracks as you want at a time.

Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converter
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