How to Transfer Apple Music Songs to USB Flash Drive

If you register with a 1-month membership trial or subscribe to Apple Music, you can download any track or album from its catalog and play them offline. But when you end the subscription, the downloaded Apple Music songs will be greyed out, and you cannot play them anymore. What’s worse, Apple Music encodes its digital music content, limiting its users to stream and download songs on specific authorized devices only. This way, they could prevent members from transferring downloaded Apple Music songs to USB flash drives or other unlicensed devices.

What should we do if we want to transfer Apple Music songs to a USB flash drive? This article will guide you to download Apple Music songs to a USB flash drive and help you enjoy them everywhere.

Tool Required: AudiCable Apple Music Recorder

AudiCable Apple Music Recorder is a multi-functional audio editor and recorder for Apple Music. Specifically, the tool can record Apple Music, Audiobooks, and iTunes M4P music to lossless MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC formats with ID3 tags preserved. After recording, you can copy the recorded Apple Music songs to USB drives for playing anywhere. Additionally, AudiCable offers multi-platform music recording, which is ideal for music fans who fancy getting access to various music resources, such as Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and others. To download Apple Music songs to MP3 format and transfer Apple Music to a USB flash drive , follow the steps below.

:open_file_folder: Tutorial on Transferring Apple Music Songs to USB Flash Drive

Step 1 Adjust the Output Format as MP3

Run AudiCable on your Mac or Windows computer first. On the top-right corner of AudiCable, click on a “gear icon”. From the pop-up setting window, you need to choose “MP3” as the output format. Then close it to apply the changes.

Note: Apart from the output format, you can also freely customize the output quality and output path as you like. The audio quality varies from 128kbps to 320kbps.

Step 2 Choose Apple Music to Download

Here click the “Apple Music” icon from the main interface. After that, the log-in window of Apple Music will automatically pop up, please log in your Apple Music account.

Note: Using the “Add other sources” button, you can also add other music services that you want. Just copy the official website, customize it with a new name, and then implement a new music platform.

Step 3 Start Downloading Apple Music Songs to MP3

Choose songs you want to download from Apple Music. AudiCable will record Apple Music songs simultaneously as soon as you play them.

Note: Please make sure that your network is stable during recording. If you want to mute the sound, you can go to the upper right, and tap the “sound” icon to switch to mute.

Step 4 Check Downloaded Apple Music Songs on Your Computer Folder

Once the recording is done, click the “Recorded” tab and you can check all the Apple Music songs that have been converted successfully. Click the “Folder” icon beside the music and you’ll be directed to the downloaded MP3 files of Apple Music.

Step 5 Transfer the Downloaded Apple Music Songs to a USB Drive

Now plug the USB flash drive into your computer via the USB port. Just navigate to the folder where you save the downloaded Apple Music songs, and then directly drag & drop the downloaded Apple Music to your USB flash drive. After that, you can play Apple Music on the device you want via the USB drive.

Thanks for sharing. In my own opinion, downloading is faster than recording. Using the Apple Music downloader, you can adjust the downloading speed to shorten your conversion time and it will also keep the sound quality of all your songs from Apple Music. After that, it should be easier to copy Apple Music to a USB.

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Try another way to extract Apple songs in batches at a faster speed. And the audio quality will be lossless.

  1. Download and install TuneCable Apple Music Converter on your computer, then start the program.
    Click the “+Add” button in the middle of TuneCable. Then the Apple Music playlists, audios, audiobooks, and playlists in the iTunes Library will be loaded too. Select the wanted tracks, then click on “OK”.

  2. Before stepping into converting songs, check if you want to make changes to the output formats, bit rate, sample rate, output folder, etc. In the top right corner, click on the “gear” icon to open the pop-up setting window.

  3. Followed by the output settings, we are ready for the conversion. Click on the “Convert” button to perform the conversion. You will be prompted when it’s successfully processed.

  4. Instantly, the output folder will pop up when the conversion is completed. Now, the songs or other audio from Apple Music are stored as local files genuinely. You can freely use them with numerous programs and play them via kinds of devices. You will never lose the downloaded Apple songs unless you choose to discard them.