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It seems that files-backup becomes must-do item in case of inexplicably disappearing or being accidently deleted, and Apple Music is no exception, especially when you sign up Apple Music and enable iCloud Music Library, Apple will delete your physical songs by replacing so-called “known” songs with links to its own versions. The reasons causing you Apple Music songs disappeared varied, so this article will show you 2 effective solutions to help you backup Apple Music songs from iTunes library.

Backup Apple Music

Solution 1: Manually Backup iTunes Music Library to Hard Drive

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your PC or Mac, then click iTunes > Preferences > Advance tab to find the iTunes Media folder.

Find iTunes music folder

Step 2 Consolidate your iTunes library by clicking iTunes > Library > Organize Library.

Organize library

Select "Consolidate files" > click "OK".

Consolidate files

Step 3 Quit iTunes and find iTunes music folder, then drag the iTunes music folder to your external hard drive.

Backup iTunes music library yo external hard drive

Solution 2: Backup Apple Music before the Subscription Expired

After canceling the Apple Music subscription, you will lose access to the music you already downloaded before expiration, because Apple Music is a streaming service which adds copy protection on all Apple Music contents to protect their intellectual property. If you want to keep the files you downloaded from Apple Music before return to the free trial, you can turn to a third party program – Sidify Apple Music Converter, which is capable of removing protection from your Apple Music contents and converting Apple Music to unprotected audio files including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC or AIFF.

Now, let's start removing the protection from Apple Music songs with Sidify Apple Music Converter.

Step 1 Add Apple Music Songs

Launch Sidify Music Converter after the installation.

Then click the "Add" icon, a dialogue will pop up to show the list of Apple Music files you downloaded to iTunes library. You can select the music files you want to convert, then click "OK" to check it.

Add Apple Music songs

Step 2 Change the Output Format

Tap on the "Settings" button on the top right corner and a window pops up to let you choose the output format, output path, output quality and output file name. You can choose the output format as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC, and output quality to high 320kbps.

Customize the output parameters

Step 3 Start Conversion

Now start converting Apple Music by clicking "Convert" button. After the conversion is completed, you can click the "Menu" button to check the well-converted Apple Music files.

Start converting Apple Music

After 3 simple steps above, you can get Apple Music songs, you can keep them to the local drive or move them to your external hard drive for safeheeping. And if you have iTunes M4P music need to be backup, you can use Sidify Music Converter to convert them to MP3 or other unprotected audio files.

Note: The free trial of Sidify Apple Music Converter is limited to converting the first 3 minutes of each audio file. You need to purchase a license to unlock the time limitation.

Important Notes

Sidify strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device, with the highest quality.

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