Month: August 2015

How to still play Apple Music songs after you cancel Apple Music subscription

Through users subscribed Apple Music, they can save songs—including songs that you bought from the iTunes Store, added from Apple Music, or that were matched or uploaded with Apple Music or iTunes Match—to your device for offline listening.

For DRM of Apple Music, if you cancel Apple Music subscription, you can’t play and enjoy the music files any more, even the offline music songs as well.

What a pity, if you like some music songs so much, and want to keep them longer, how to do?

Have you ever thought of removing DRM from Apple Music, so as to play Apple Music files without limitations any longer and keep them as long as you like?

Macsome iTunes Converter supports a quick and simple solution to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert Apple Music M4P to MP3 / AAC format and so on.

Just 1-2-3 steps you can get the DRM-free Apple Music files and play them anywhere without limitations.

Steps to remove DRM from Apple Music M4P to MP3

First of all, free download the latest version of iTunes Converter, install and run it.

For iTunes 12.2 or later users, you need to allow iTunes to share the xml file to make it work well on iTunes 12.2.

Step 1. Click Add button to import the music files from Music library of iTunes.

Add Apple Music to Convert

Step 2. Click iTunes Converter Menu – Preferences – Advanced to set the output audio format, here we use the default one: Same as source.

Apple Music to MP3

Step 3. Click Convert button to start conversion.

When you finish the conversion, you would find all the music songs are MP3 format, and the Apple Music DRM has been removed as well.

More detail about Apple Music Converter, go to http://www.macsome.com/itunes-converter-mac/apple-music-converter.html

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How to use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to join Apple Music

  1. Open the Music app. The first time you open the app after you update, you see a message about Apple Music. If you don’t see the message, tap For You at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Start 3-month Free Trial.
  3. Select Individual or Family membership, then tap Next.
  4. If prompted, enter your Apple ID and password that you use with the iTunes Store. If you don’t have an Apple ID, tap Create Account.
  5. You might be asked to validate your billing info. After you add a payment method, click Join. You can use store credit to pay for your Apple Music membership, but you must have enough store credit for your first renewal.
  6. If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions.
  7. Choose genres and artists that you like.

Tips: When you first join Apple Music, you get one free, three-month trial membership per person or family.

If you want to know something about Apple Music Converter to MP3 & backup Apple Music,  this article will help you.

How to choose one music subscription for you among Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora Radio and Rdio

Apple Music VS Spotify VS Pandora Vs Rdio

Wiki of Apple Music, Spotify , Pandora and Rdio

Apple Music is a music streaming service by Apple Inc. Users select music to stream to their device on demand. The service includes the curated Internet radio station Beats 1 and the blog platform Connect for artists to share media with fans. 

Spotify is a Swedish commercial music streaming, podcast and video service that provides digital rights management-restricted content from record labels and media companies including BBC, Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label.

Pandora Internet Radio (also known as Pandora Radio or simply Pandora) is a music streaming and automated music recommendation service powered by the Music Genome Project. 

Rdio is an online music service that offers ad-supported free streaming and ad-free subscription streaming services in 85 countries.

How much do you need to cost for the service?

Apple Music: the $9.99-per-month Apple Music boasts more than 30 million tracks, and $14.99 family plan.

Spotify: There is free version to use, and also $9.99 per month for the ad-free Premium service including 30 million songs.

Pandora Radio: it provides with the free service, users only get six skips an hour or 24 fast-forwards per day. And also Pandora One, the company’s $4.99 per month subscription.

Rido: It offers free and paid plan ($3.99 per month Rdio Select and $9.99 per month, Rdio Unlimited ) to choose, including the same 30 million-sized library as Spotify and Apple Music.

Where you can play and install

Apple Music is compatible with iOS devices running version 8.4 or later, iTunes version 12.2 or later (OS X Mavericks or later; Windows 7 or later), and the Apple Watch. It will also receive a release for Android devices and Apple TV in fall 2015.

Spotify is available for Android, BlackBerry, Boxee, iOS, Linux, MeeGo, Microsoft Windows desktop, Openpandora, OS X, Roku, S60 (Symbian), Samsung Smart TV, Sonos, HEOS by Denon,[16][17] PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Squeezebox, Telia Digital-tv, TiVo, WD TV, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone; it is not available as a Windows Store app for Windows 8, though a third-party client, Spotlite, exists.

Pandora is available on the iPhone and on Google Android OS (for tablets and mobile phones). Pandora can be played on home CE devices such as WD TV, Roku, Google TV, Xbox One, audio-video receivers, and Blu-ray players. Many HDTVs can also stream Pandora. Pandora can be played in some vehicles.

Rdio: It is available as a website and also has applications for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone mobile devices, which can stream music from its servers or download music for offline playback. There are also clients for the Roku and Sonos systems. The web-based service also offers a native desktop client application for Mac OS X and Windows, as well as a Windows Store application.

How about the sound quality.

Apple Music

Apple Music is streamed at 256Kbps in AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format.

Spotify

Spotify offers two music streaming tiers: Spotify Free (160kbps) and Spotify Premium (up to 320kbps). Both tiers are lossy quality better than Apple Music.

Pandora

On the Web Pandora delivers 64kbit/s AAC+ for free listeners and 192kbit/s for Pandora One subscribers. On in-home devices Pandora plays 128kbit/s audio, whereas mobile devices receive different rates depending on the device and network capabilities, but “never more than 64kbps AAC+”.[21] Pandora does not offer digital music streaming in CD quality (e.g. FLAC 16-Bit/44.1 kHz).

Rdio:

All Rdio users can choose between data-efficient 64 kbps all the way up to 192 kbps. Rdio will now be offering that 320 Kbps quality AAC files to those who subscribe to its $10 monthly premium service.

How many files you can listen to?

Apple Music: more than 30 million tracks

Spotify: including 30 million songs.

Pandora: currently more than 1.5 million audio tracks.

Rdio: Over 30 million songs to high-quality AAC audio.

Including Radio or not:

Apple Music: Yes

Spotify: Yes

Pandora: Yes

Rdio: No

How many countries it supports?

Apple Music: 110

Spotify: Almost 100

Pandora: 3. (To comply with the requirements and protections offered by the DMCA, Pandora only serves users in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.)

Rdio: 85

Special Features:

Apple Music:

Provide music recommendations based on user taste and is integrated with Siri voice commands.

Spotify:

Create playlists and follow fellow music lovers.

Pandora

Discover new artists and new songs.

Rdio:

Online interface, making database searching and playlist curation easy

From all the comparison, you can choose one music subscription as you like. If you want to convert Apple Music or backup your iTunes Music, you can try the iTunes Music Converter

http://www.macsome.com/itunes-converter-mac/apple-music-converter.html .

Have a nice time!

Wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Music

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotify

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_Radio

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rdio

How to backup the purchased music from iTunes before you subscribe Apple Music

Someone said that after they subscribed Apple Music, they found their primary music are DRM limited yet. Damn it. What you want is the Apple music songs, however, lock your own music with DRM.
So it is important to backup your primary music like iTunes Match or purchased music files and so on.
To backup these music files quickly, even with DRM yet, you can convert them to AAC, MP3 or WMA as you like and then put the converted music on your computer just in case.
Here we took “Using Macsome iTunes Converter
to convert iTunes music files to MP3” for example to show you how to convert the whole iTunes playlist to MP3. AAC and so on.
First, you need to go to download the installation file – iTunesConverter.dmg by clicking http://www.macsome.com/iTunesConverter.dmg
Install it on your computer and launch it.
Second, click Add button and choose the Music library and add the files you want to convert.
You can also choose the whole list of Music to convert them in batch.
Add iTunes Music to convert
Third, Go to the iTunes Converter Menu – Preferences – Advanced to set the output format.
Set output format
At last, click Convert button to start the backup.
Convert iTunes music to MP3
After conversion, the backup has been finished as well. And now you can copy all your iTunes music on any devices as you like.
Warning: Macsome iTunes Converter is a shareware, which also supports a free trial version to convert only 3 minutes each file. If you want to remove the limitation, purchase a full version of Macsome iTunes Converter (http://www.macsome.com/itunes-converter-mac/buynow.html). You will Love it.

How to unlock Apple Music’s DRM

Someone said when they import their CD music songs to Apple Music, and they are yet limited by DRM.

“What a pity! I have purchased the music songs, now I can’t make full use of my own music songs?”

Let us find the solution to remove DRM from Apple Music.

First of all, you need go to download a DRM removal tool – Macsome iTunes Converter (http://www.macsome.com/itunes-converter-mac/index.html), which is also a powerful Apple Music Converter to convert any Apple Music to MP3 / AAC, and remove DRM from protected Apple Music.

Step-by-step guide to unlock DRM from Apple Music with iTunes Converter.

Step 1: Install Macsome iTunes Converter and run it.

Tips: Download iTunesConverter.dmg by clicking http://www.macsome.com/iTunesConverter.dmg.

Step 2. Load Apple Music files to convert.

Click Add button and choose the Music library and add the files you want to convert.

Add files to convert

Step 3. Click Macsome iTunes Converter Menu, and in the drop-down list, choose Preferences, turn to Advanced to set the output format.

Set output format of Apple Music

Step 4: Click Convert button to start removing DRM from Apple Music.

Remove DRM from Apple Music

After conversion, all the DRM limitations of Apple Music files can be removed. And you can enjoy the converted Apple Music files without any limitations any more.

Warning: Macsome iTunes Converter is a shareware, which supports a trial version, which can only convert 3 minutes each file. If you want to remove the limitation, purchase a full version of Macsome iTunes Converter. You will Love it.

How to backup iTunes music files before you subscribe Apple Music

Some ones said that when they subscribed Apple Music, their primary music files are lost and can’t find back any more, even several files are what they purchased from iTunes Store previously.

Now if you are the one which haven’t subscribed Apple Music and want to get one, why not try to backup your iTunes music files just in case.

Macsome iTunes Converter can backup all your iTunes music files (DRM protected or not). What you can play on iTunes, you can use iTunes Converter to convert it.

First of all, go to download the newest version of Macsome iTunes Converter.

Install and run the iTunes music converter.

User interface of iTunes Converter

Click Add button to load all the playlist or audio books and so on to iTunes Converter and be ready to convert.

Add iTunes Music to Convert

Go to Menu – Preferences – Advanced to set the output audio format. Here we can just choose Same as source.

Convert M4P to MP3

Click Convert to start iTunes music conversion.

Convert iTunes Music

After the conversion, you will find all your iTunes music files whether protected or unprotected files are in the format of MP3, and you have backup to your computer already.
More detailed info about iTunes Converter, go to http://www.macsome.com/itunes-converter-mac/index.html know more/

2015/08 Top 10 songs of iTunes Store

1.Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson) –   Sigma

2. Black Magic – Little Mix

3. Shine

4. How Deep is Your Love

5. Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies

6. Wings (Acoustic) – Birdy

7. Body Talk – Foxes

8. Come and Get It – John Newman

9. Show Me Love (feat. Kimberly Anne) – Sam Feldt

10. House Every Weekend (Radio Edit) – David Zowie

If you purchased these music songs and want to have MP3 format, Macsome iTunes Converter can help you. Have a nice day!

Source from : https://www.apple.com/uk/itunes/charts/songs/