Does Rekordbox work with Apple Music? No. There is currently no Apple Music Rekordbox integration. You will also fail if you try to add Apple Music songs directly to Rekordbox. This is because Apple Music tracks are encoded in a special M4P format and are not compatible with Rekordbox. But don't worry, here we want to show you how to convert Apple Music/iTunes music to Rekordbox compatible files, and then import Apple Music to Rekordbox for mixing.
See also: How to Add Spotify to Rekordbox
Part 1. Rekordbox Apple Music Integration - Preparation
Rekordbox supports audio files in MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, ALAC or AIFF format. So, if you are struggling with how to import Apple Music to Rekordbox, here is the answer. All you need to do is convert Apple Music M4P to one of the formats supported by Rekordbox. And the recommended tool is DRmare Apple Music Converter, which allows you to convert Apple Music M4P to MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, M4A or M4B.
(If you purchased songs from iTunes, they are unprotected and in AAC format. Therefore, you can directly add purchased iTunes songs to Rekordbox.)
|Rekordbox-supported Audio format||MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF|
|Apple Music Audio Format||Protected M4P|
|iTunes Purchases Audio Format||AAC|
|DRmare Output Format||MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, M4A, M4B|
DRmare Apple Music Converter also works for iTunes, Audible, and other files. With it, the original sound quality and all metadata information will remain intact, making it easier for you to manage your music files. Plus, the conversion speed is up to 30x faster, so you can get your Apple Music tracks as Rekordbox-compatible files as quickly as possible.
DRmare Apple Music Converter
How to Convert Apple Music Songs to Rekordbox-compatible Files
Now, you will learn how to convert Apple Music for importing and using on Rekordbox DJ. Before starting, you need to download & install DRmare Audio Converter on your computer. Just touch on the "Download" button above to finish the installation. Also, you should make sure that you have downloaded Apple Music songs to your PC or Mac.
- Step 1Load Apple Music songs to DRmare software
- Please double-click the DRmare program icon on the desktop of your computer to launch it. Then you will see the main interface of the program. To import Apple Music files, you could click the "Add Files" button at the bottom left of the program. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop Apple Music files from your computer to this software's main interface.
- Step 2Choose audio format for Apple Music Rekordbox DJ
- Launch the setting mode via the "Audio" icon at the bottom right of the main interface. Then you could select an output audio format for Rekordbox Apple Music sync. You can choose to convert Apple Music files to MP3, WAV, and so on. Besides, you could personalize the sample rate, channel, bit rate and more. And then please remember to click "OK" to save your settings.
- Step 3Convert Apple Music for Rekordbox
- Once all the settings are ready, you could click the "Convert" button to begin the 30X conversion. Just wait for it until the conversion process finishes. After that, all the Apple Music files are converted and stored on your computer. You can touch the "Converted" folder to locate the converted Apple Music files on your PC. You can also directly click on the 'History' list to listen to Apple Music offline on this software.
Part 2. How to Import Apple Music to Rekordbox DJ on PC/Mac
With the preparatory steps above, you now have compatible Apple Music files for Rekordbox DJ. Then let's see how to use Apple Music on Rekordbox with three methods. By the way, you can skip to Part 4 for a video tutorial.
Method 1. Drag and Drop
Step 1. Open the Rekordbox program on your computer.
Step 2. Touch and highlight the 'Collection' button from the left side of Rekordbox.
Step 3. Locate the converted Apple Music files on your computer. Then drag and drop them to the Rekordbox track window.
Step 4. Once added, Rekordbox will analyze your imported Apple Music files and you can use Apple Music with Rekordbox.
Method 2. Use the 'File' Button
Step 1. Launch the Rekordbox program from your computer.
Step 2. Click on the 'File' option from the top menu bar.
Step 3. Choose 'Import' > 'Import Folder' from the list.
Step 4. Choose the converted Apple Music folder. Then click 'OK' to import Apple Music to Rekordbox.
Method 3. Use iTunes
Note: This method also works for unprotected iTunes purchases. (Just skip Step 1.)
Step 1. Open iTunes and choose 'File' > 'Add Folder to Library'. Then choose your converted Apple Music files to add them to iTunes.
Step 2. Then click on 'File' > 'Preferences' > 'Advanced' to turn on 'Share iTunes Library XML with other applications'.
Step 3. Now launch the Rekordbox software and choose the 'iTunes' tab, then select the Apple Music playlist you want to add to Rekordbox.
Step 4. Right-click on the playlist and then select 'Import Playlist'.
Part 3. How to Import Apple Music to Rekordbox DJ on Android/iOS
There is no import option on the Rekordbox mobile app, so you cannot import Apple Music/iTunes music to Rekordbox on your mobile device using the methods above. But you can use the following way:
Step 1. Connect your computer and mobile device to the same internet connection.
Step 2. Launch Rekordbox on your mobile device, and select 'Connect to Rekordbox'.
Step 3. On your computer, open Rekordbox and click 'Search Mobile'.
Step 4. Then the playlist you imported to Rekordbox on PC will be synced to your phone.
Step 5. You can also click on the desired Apple Music playlist and select 'Mobile Library Sync' > 'Transfer to Mobile Device'.
Part 4. Video Tutorial: How to Use Apple Music on Rekordbox
Here is a video guide on how to use DRmare Audio Converter to convert Apple Music to Rekordbox-compatible files, and then import them to Rekordbox for use. You can check it out and follow it to get Apple Music and Rekordbox working.
Part 5. FAQs about Rekordbox Apple Music
Q1: Why Do I Get a Message of Rekordbox iTunes File Format Not Supported?
A: That's because the songs downloaded from iTunes/Apple Music are encoded in M4P format. But Rekordbox only supports importing audio files in MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, ALAC and AIFF formats. If you purchased songs from the iTunes store, they are AAC files and compatible with Rekordbox.
Q2: Can You Use Apple Music with Rekordbox?
A: There is no official way, but you can use DRmare Apple Music Converter to convert Apple Music tracks as Rekordbox supported files, and then import them into Rekordbox.
Q3: Can I Get Apple Music Rekordbox 6 to Work?
A: Yes. Simply follow steps in this post to use Rekordbox with Apple Music.
Q4: How Can I Export Apple Music from Rekordbox DJ?
A: Step 1. Plug the USB stick into your computer. Then make a new folder in the USB stick to save exported Apple Music files from Rekordbox.
Step 2. Move to the top of the screen of the Playlist. And then choose the 'Export playlist' or 'Export tracks' option on Rekordbox.
Step 3. Select the name of the USB stick and the files will be transferred.
Step 4. At last, you can use Apple Music via USB stick on the devices supported USB stick.
Q5: Which Music Streaming Apps Work with Rekordbox?
A: There are some music services that Rekordbox supports. They are SoundCloud, Beatport, Beatsouce (Rekordbox 6 supports), and Tidal (Rekordbox 6 supports).
Q6: How to Import iTunes Music to Rekordbox?
A: On the Rekordbox program, click on the iTunes playlist and highlight the tracks. Then drag the tracks to the playlist within the Rekordbox software.
Q7: Is Rekordbox Free?
A: Version 6 of Rekordbox offers 3 paid plans and a Free plan to users. You can cancel the subscription at any time you want.
With DRmare Audio Converter, you can easily make Rekordbox Apple Music work. The main principle is to convert Apple Music to Rekordbox-compatible files. Actually, this software is designed to help users enjoy Apple Music without limitation. So, if you have a need to DJ with Apple Music or use Apple Music on other devices, you can consider it.