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How to Add Apple Music/M4P Music to iMovie Project?


iMovie is a super easy and helpful tool to edit movies. It provides a library of sound effects to choose from, and you can also use audio from your own iTunes libraries. However, when you add some songs from iTunes, you may encounter restrictions that prevent you from adding the song to your iMovie project. If you find yourself in this situation, just refer to the following tutorial to add Apple Music or iTunes M4P music to iMovie.

Add Music from iTunes to iMovie

What is iMovie?

iMovie is a powerful yet free video editing tool for macOS users. It comes with awesome features, for example, join and trim clips, apply effects, view all your video and audio with ease, share to popular web video sites instantly. What's more, iMovie can take advantage of Apple’s latest features including support for 3D touch, 1080p HD videos at 60fps, and ultra-high-definition 4K footage, etc.

You must want to know the best formats for iMovie. The official line is DV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MOV and M4V file types are compatible with iMovie. For more details, just refer to the following:

iMovie Supported Audio File Formats: MP3, WAV, M4A, AIFF, AAC

iMovie Supported Video File Formats: MP4, MOV, MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV, HDV, MPEG-4, H.264

Tutorial: How to Add Songs from iTunes Music to iMovie?

If you wish to add songs like Apple Music and M4P music from iTunes to iMovie but find all of the music are protected tracks, all you'll need is the Sidify Apple Music Converter. As Sidify Apple Music Converter enables you to download music without any loss in quality. One of the distinguishing features of Sidify is that it can decrypt audios at a really fast speed -- up to 10 times faster than any other similar software. The user interface of the software is very simple. Newbies will not have any trouble using the software. In the following, we will show you how to import M4P music & Apple Music to the iMovie project as background music.

Key Features of Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter box

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • OKConvert Apple Music and iTunes M4P music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC;
  • OKUnlock from iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks;
  • OKPreserve 100% lossless sound quality after conversion;
  • OK10X Conversion Speed; Keep ID3 tags and metadata.

Things You'll Need:

  • A Computer running Mac OS or Windows OS
  • The latest version of iTunes
  • Sidify Apple Music Converter

Step 1 Add Apple Music to Sidify Apple Music Converter

Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter, click + button, then all your tracks downloaded on Apple Music will show out on the adding music window as below. Choose the music that you want to convert and choose OK.

Tips: Sidify Apple Music Converter also supports converting iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks, and M4P music to plain MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC format.
Add Apple Music songs

Step 2Choose Output Format

Clicking the setting button or the tiny gear icon on the top right of the Sidify interface, a setting window would pop up. Here you can choose the output format as MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and adjust the output quality up to 320 Kbps. Besides, the output path is also changeable if required.

Set output as MP3

Step 3Start Conversion

Once all the files are added to the queue and all the settings are made, go ahead and click on the Convert button.

Converting Apple Music

Step 4Find the well-Converted Music Files for Adding to iMovie

Now, tap on the "Converted" tab to find the converted iTunes Music files under the destination folder on your Mac computer. Then you can easily add the music to the iMovie project like other common audio files.

Conversion History

You can choose to play the converted file on other devices that support the converted audio format. Sidify maintains the quality of the audio like the original audio quality. The converted songs are as good as the original iTunes music. It even keeps all ID3 tags if they are present in the original iTunes music.


Note: The trial version of Sidify Apple Music Converter has 3-minute conversion limit. If you want to unlock the time restriction, purchase the Sidify Pro now.