DRmare Apple Music Converter

An audio converter to convert Apple Music, iTunes songs, Audible audiobooks and any audio file

  • Batch convert Apple Music in a fast speed with original quality kept
  • Output Apple Music to plain audio formats, like MP3, AAC, WAV, etc.
  • Add Apple Music to GarageBand, iMovie, Shortcut, etc. for Editing
  • Listen to Apple Music on all devices and players offline as you want

How to Import Apple Music to GarageBand on Mac/iPhone/iPad

GarageBand is a powerful music creator that lets you compose, mix, record, and share music. It is available for Mac, iOS, and iPad devices. It would be great if you could use your favorite Apple Music tracks on GarageBand. However, all songs downloaded from Apple Music are protected. Protected songs cannot be imported GarageBand. So, today we will show you how to unprotect Apple Music and how to add Apple Music to GarageBand on all devices.

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Part 1. FAQs about Apple Music and GarageBand

Q1: Does GarageBand Work with Apple Music?

A: GarageBand is a digital audio workstation for creating music or podcasts on Apple devices. Because Apple Music songs are protected in a special M4P audio format, Pprotected songs cannot be imported GarageBand directly.

Q2: What Audio Files Does GarageBand Support?

A: GarageBand allows you to upload MP3, AAC, WAV, CAF, AIFF, and Apple Lossless. It only supports unprotected files.

Part 2. How to Import iTunes Song into GarageBand Officially

In fact, you can import purchased iTunes songs to GarageBand. This is mainly because those purchased songs are no longer protected by digital rights management. In turn, you can directly import song into GarageBand on Mac or iPhone. Now, follow the steps below to export song from iTunes to GarageBand for remixing or editing.

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Step 1. Open GarageBand on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

Step 2. Tap the Tracks button to get a list of tracks.

Step 3. Click on the Loop Browser button in the control bar, then tap Music.

Step 4. You can search for iTunes songs by name, or browse by album, artist, genre, or playlist. To preview a song, tap it in the list. You can control the preview volume with the slider at the bottom of the list.

Step 5. Drag the song left or right to show Tracks view.

Step 6. Align the left edge of the song with the bar or beat on the ruler where you want it to start playing.

Step 7. After importing the song, you can make the song section longer, then resize the imported region so that more of the song plays.

Part 3. How to Convert Protected Apple Music Songs for GarageBand

Since Apple Music songs are protected, you need to remove the protection first. Also, Apple Music tracks are encoded in M4P format, and GarageBand only supports MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless. Therefore, you also need to convert Apple Music songs to formats supported by GarageBand.

Thankfully, DRmare Apple Music Converter lets you do just that. It is an all-in-one audio converter that allows you to unprotect Apple Music, iTunes songs, Audible books, and more. You can also convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. with lossless sound quality. With 30X faster conversion speed, you can quickly get GarageBand-supported Apple Music local files. Then, you can easily import Apple Music to GarageBand and other music editing software without any problem.

DRmare Apple Music Converter

drmare apple music to garageband converter
  • Batch convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, M4B, FLAC
  • Work at a 30X faster speed with zero quality loss after conversion
  • Keep and edit ID3 tags including album art, title, etc.
  • Unprotect Apple Music songs, iTunes music, Audible audiobooks

How to Convert Apple Music to GarageBand Compatible Format

Please install DRmare Apple Music Converter to your computer in advance and download the Apple Music songs on PC. Then you can follow the steps below to convert protected Apple Music songs to GarageBand-compatible files.

Step 1Import downloaded Apple Music M4P songs
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Open the installed DRmare Apple Music Converter. Move to the 'Add files' button at the bottom left. Then click on it, it will show the iTunes library. And then, you can choose the Apple Music songs that you want to edit in GarageBand. DRmare Apple Music Converter will load them for converting at once.
Step 2Choose Apple Music audio format for GarageBand
set apple music output format for garageband
GarageBand supports MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless, so you can choose an output format from among them. The default output format is MP3, which is suitable for most devices and platforms. To make the songs more personalized, you can set other parameters for the output of Apple Music. Audio codecs, channels, sample rates and bit rates are available for customization. To do this, just click on the 'Audio' icon next to the 'Convert' button.
Step 3Convert Apple Music for Using in GarageBand
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Click the 'Convert' button from the bottom right. Within one click, all Apple Music songs you imported will be converted at a 30X faster speed. Then you can get Apple Music as unprotected local files on your computer. You can click on the 'Converted' folder to find and listen to Apple Music offline on your PC. You can also click on the 'History' list with a red spot to directly play Apple Music on this software. Now you are ready to import song from Apple Music to GarageBand without any limit.

Part 4. How to Add Apple Music to GarageBand on Mac/iPhone/iPad

Now you have stored Apple Music files on your computer and they are compatible with GarageBand. You can easily use them on GarageBand. Here's a guide on how to put Apple Music on GarageBand on Mac, iPhone and iPad .

How to Add Music from Apple Music to GarageBand on Mac

Step 1. Launch GarageBand on Mac, and you will see its main screen.

Step 2. From the top menu, please click 'File' > 'iCloud'. Then you can select 'Import GarageBand for iOS' or 'Import Music Memos File'.

add apple music to garageband on mac

Step 3. Then just select the unprotected Apple Music tracks and add them to GarageBand.

Note: 'Import Music Memo Files' is only available for Apple Music M4A files. For MP3 files, simply find the 'Converted' Apple Music folder on the Finder, then drag and drop them onto GarageBand's editing screen.

See also: M4A vs MP3.

How to Import a Song into GarageBand from Apple Music on iPhone/iPad

GarageBand mobile applications can work on iPhone and iPad devices. To import Apple Music to GarageBand, you have to sync Apple Music to your iPhone or iPad first. Below is how to add music to GarageBand from Appe Music.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your Mac computer. Hit the 'Menu' bar > 'File' > 'Add File to Library' to upload unprotected Apple Music to your iTunes Library.

upload apple music to itunes

Note: Please turn on 'iCloud Music Library' by clicking 'Edit' > 'Preferences' > 'General' tab. Then the songs can be accessed from any Apple device. Also, make sure you check the box of the 'iCloud Music Library" on your iPhone and iPad.

turn on icloud music library

Step 2. Launch GarageBand on iPhone or iPad. And then click the 'Loop' icon at the top right.

garageband loop icon on ios

Step 3. Hit on 'Files' or 'Music' and then browse and add songs from Apple Music to GarageBand.

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Part 5. Video Guide on Importing Apple Music to GarageBand

If you want a visual guide, you can watch the following video on YouTube, which provides step-by-step instructions to add songs from Apple Music to GarageBand.

Part 6. How to Add GarageBand Song to Apple Music

If you've created a masterpiece in GarageBand and want to share it with the world, you might be wondering how to add it to Apple Music. Luckily, it's a straightforward process that can be done directly from the GarageBand app on your Mac or iOS device

how to add garageband song to apple music

Step 1. Open GarageBand on your Mac and switch to the My Songs view.

Step 2. Select the song you want to share and click on "Share" in the menu bar.

Step 3. Choose "Song to Music" from the Share options.

Step 4. In the Share dialog, you can rename the shared file if you want to.

Step 5. By default, the entire song is shared, but you can choose to share only the cycle area or selected regions by selecting the "Export cycle area only, or length of selected regions" checkbox.

Step 6. Click "Share" to share the song to the Music app.

Step 7. The shared song will appear in the Music app, where you can add it to playlists or sync it to an iPhone or iPad.

Part 7. The Verdict

Now you have learned how to add a song to GarageBand from Apple Music and iTunes. Since Apple Music tracks are protected, you need to first use DRmare Apple Music Converter to remove the protection. And then you can easily add Apple Music to GarageBand or any other editing software.

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