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How to load Apple Music tracks to PPT

PPT is a file extension for a presentation file format used by Microsoft PowerPoint, the popular presentation software commonly used for office and educational slide shows. All text images, sound and video used in the presentation are contained in the PPT file. PPT files can be viewed by PowerPoint, PowerPoint Viewer or the Open Office software suite.

PPT is very important for you to show others, if you want to make an amazing PPT, it is very helpful to add background music to it, which will make your PPT unique.

The background music sources are various. If you have some favorite Apple Music files, you want to add them to PPT, but you can’t add, for the streaming music service can be played with limitations.

Here we will talk about converting Apple Music to MP3 and adding the converted to PPT.

All-in-one Apple Music Converter – Macsome iTunes Converter

Macsome iTunes Converter is used to convert downloaded Apple Music files, purchased audio tracks including audiobooks from Audible and iBook store to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and remove DRM from the protected audio files with fast speed and lossless quality.

With its help, It is extremely simple to convert your favorite Apple Music to MP3, and then you can add MP3 files to PowerPoint as background music.

Steps to convert Apple Music to MP3 and add to PPT

Step 1, free download the latest version of iTunes Music Converter, install and run it.

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Please make sure that you have downloaded the Apple Music files you want to convert and they can work normally on your iTunes.

Step 2. Click “+” to import the downloaded Apple Music files.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Step 3. Click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder. If it is necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Preferences output Settings

Now the output formats include MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV, you can just to choose a suitable one and set the other parameters according to your need.

Step 4. Click the “CONVERT” button to start your iTunes music converting.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

Step 5. Add MP3 to PPT background music

After the conversion, now please open the PowerPoint you are editing, then click the Insert tab and click Audio icon to select the converted MP3 from the pop-up window.

Set Apple Music as PPT BGM

And then click Playback and you can set the start point here you like to play in the background of the presentation, loop until you stop the audio, tart automatically or when clicked, fade in and out or play across all slides.

Set MP3 as PPT BGM

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Apple reveals 2017’s most popular apps, music, movies and more

Moana, Game of Thrones, Drake, Super Mario Run

Apple unveiled its charts ranking the most popular movies, TV shows, music, apps, books and podcasts in the U.S. for 2017 — with both new and familiar faces in the world of media and entertainment.

The No. 1 movie of the year on Apple’s iTunes was Disney’s “Moana,” followed by Disney/Lucafilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and Warner Bros. “Wonder Woman.”

In TV, perennial favorites HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” were the top three programs. New series charting in 2017 included HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” PBS’s “Victoria” and FX’s “The Americans.”

On Apple Music, Drake had the No. 1 album of the year with “More Life,” while Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” scored the most-downloaded song. Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” has already rocketed to No. 3 on the 2017 top album ranking since its Nov. 10 release.

Among free iPhone apps, Snap’s Bitmoji and Snapchat were the two top downloads for 2017, followed by YouTube, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, Google Maps, Netflix, Spotify and Uber. Nintendo’s “Super Mario Run” was the No. 1 free game for iPhone, followed by “8 Ball Pool” and “Snake VS Block.”

Top paid iPhone apps were Facetune and Tabs & Chords, while most-downloaded paid iPhone games were Ellen DeGeneres’ “Heads Up!”, Microsoft’s “Minecraft” and Ninja Kiwi’s “Bloons TD 5.”

Apple also announced the App Store editors’ picks of their favorite apps of 2017. Calm, which provides guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, was named iPhone app of the year and Splitter Critters won iPhone game honors. For iPad, Affinity Photo was named app of the year and The Witness was dubbed best game.

In podcasts, NPR’s “Fresh Air” remained the No. 1 most-downloaded show of the year, while daily news has become a popular category with new podcasts this year like the New York Times’ “The Daily and NPR’s “Up First” charting. True crime continued to drive listenership with top podcasts like ABC News’ “A Murder on Orchard Street,” the L.A. Times’ “Dirty John” and Serial Productions’ “S-Town.”

The top-downloaded iBooks in fiction were John Grisham’s “Camino Island” and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” originally published in 1985 — newly popular thanks in part to Hulu’s Emmy-winning TV series adaptation. J.D. Vance’s working-class American family memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” was No. 1 on Apple’s nonfiction books chart, followed by Mark Manson’s “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.”

Top iTunes Movies for 2017 (U.S.)
1. “Moana”
2. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
3. “Wonder Woman”
4. “Sing”
5. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
6. “Trolls”
7. “Doctor Strange”
8. “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)
9. “Arrival”
10. “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
11. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
12. “Logan”
13. “The Boss Baby”
14. “The Lego Batman Movie”
15. “Hacksaw Ridge”
16. “The Accountant”
17. “John Wick: Chapter 2”
18. “Hidden Figures”
19. “Baby Driver”
20. “Passengers”

Top iTunes TV Shows (U.S.)
1. “Game of Thrones”
2. “The Walking Dead”
3. “The Big Bang Theory”
4. “Rick and Morty”
5. “The Americans”
6. “Suits”
7. “PAW Patrol”
8. “This Is Us”
9. “Modern Family”
10. “Grey’s Anatomy”
11. “Better Call Saul”
12. “Sherlock”
13. “Scandal”
14. “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
15. “Big Little Lies”
16. “Doctor Who”
17. “Planet Earth II”
18. “Homeland”
19. “The Flash”
20. “The Blacklist”

Top Albums (U.S.)
1. Drake, “More Life”
2. Kendrick Lamar, “Damn”
3. Taylor Swift, “Reputation”
4. Ed Sheeran, “÷ (Divide)”
5. The Weeknd, “Starboy”
6. J. Cole, “4 Your Eyez Only”
7. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
8. Migos, “Culture”
9. Future, “Future”
10. Various Artists, “Moana”
11. Post Malone, “Stoney”
12. Original Broadway Cast of “Hamilton,” “Hamilton”
13. Various Artists, “Trolls”
14. Drake, “Views”
15. Big Sean, “I Decided”
16. Travis Scott, “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight”
17. Jay-Z, “4:44”
18. Future, “Hndrxx”
19. Khalid, “American Teen”
20. Chris Stapleton, “From A Room: Volume 1”

Top Songs (U.S.)
1. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”
2. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito” (feat. Justin Bieber)
3. Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
4. Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
5. Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
6. Migos, “Bad and Boujee” (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
7. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
8. DJ Khaled, “I’m the One” (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)
9. Post Malone, “Congratulations” (feat. Quavo)
10. Rae Sremmurd, “Black Beatles” (feat. Gucci Mane)
11. Zayn & Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”
12. The Weeknd, “Starboy” (feat. Daft Punk)
13. Drake, “Fake Love”
14. James Arthur, “Say You Won’t Let Go”
15. Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
16. Future, “Mask Off”
17. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
18. Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour Llif3”
19. Kyle, “iSpy” (feat. Lil Yachty)
20. The Chainsmokers, “Closer” (feat. Halsey)

Source from http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/apple-2017-charts-top-movies-tv-shows-music-apps-1202632655/

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How to transfer Apple music files from iCloud to Google Drive

When iTunes users can upload their purchased Music files to iCloud, and then play these DRM-free music files on other player devices. To the DRM Music files of Apple Music & iTunes Match, it won’t work any more when users stop paying for the services. And you can’t transfer them to Google Drive.

And then how to remove DRM from the protected music of iCloud and then transfer the unprotected files to your Google Drive and other audio player as you like.

To remove the DRM from protected music of iCloud, we need a helper – Macsome iTunes Converter, take Mac version for example (Windows version is also supported.).

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Mac Version Download

Step 1, Go to download the latest version of iTunes Music Converter, follow the instruction to install and then run it.

Please make sure that if you want to convert the DRM protected music files of iCloud, you need to download them to your iTunes from iCloud at first.

Interface of iTunes Music Converter

Step 2, Click “+” to import the music files you want to convert.

And you will find all the music files are in the Music library including Apple Music files and iTunes Match music files.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Step 3, Set the output format and output folder by clicking the set icon. If necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Now the output formats have MP3 and AAC two choices, you can just to choose a suitable one and set the other parameters according to your need.

Preferences output Settings

Moreover, you can reset the conversion speed, the default one is 20X. If you want to get a high audio quality, you can choose a low conversion speed.

Step 4, Now click the “CONVERT” button to start your iTunes music converting.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

After the conversion, all the DRM protected music files are now DRM-free, and go to find the converted files to transfer them to your Google Drive to enjoy them.

About iCloud and Google Drive

iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. launched on October 12, 2011. As of July 2013, the service had 320 million users. The service provides its users with means to store data such as documents, photos, and music on remote servers for download to iOS, Macintosh or Windows devices, to share and send data to other users, and to manage their Apple devices if lost or stolen.

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more.

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Taylor Swift album ‘reputation’ lands on Spotify and Apple Music

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Three weeks after hitting iTunes, Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation is starting to roll out on Apple Music and Spotify.

Fans first spotted the record on the sites in Australia and the Phillipines, and it is now available to stream in the UK.

Previously the pop star’s sixth album was only available as a digital download or as a physical copy. Swift announced via her Instagram that it would be available on all streaming services from midnight on 1 December.

Despite the decision to temporarily keep it off streaming services, reputation quickly became the biggest first-week sales of 2017, shifting more than 1.2 million copies in the US.

The move is a less drastic version of the one made by Adele‘s team when she released her album 25, which was not available on streaming services until seven months after its initial release.

Swift’s album was recently listed on The Independent‘s top 30 of the year. It was praised for producer Jack Antonoff’s work, along with Swift’s songwriting skills and “one of [her] greatest talents… to encapsulate those small moments, often in a new relationship, that you as a listener cannot”.

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How to copy and transfer Apple Music to USB

If you want to transfer streaming music or movies to these devices, it is a good way to move them to USB at first. And then connect the USB to some one device you would like to.

 

To transfer Apple Music to the USB flash drive, you need to remove the Apple Music’s DRM and convert them to MP3, AAC and other audio format as you need, and then transfer Apple Music to USB flash drive.

Steps to remove DRM from Apple Music and transfer to your USB

To complete this quickly and easily, here recommend you Macsome iTunes Converter, which supports all-in-one solution to remove the FairPlay DRM and convert to unprotected MP3 or AAC format.

Main functions of iTunes Apple / Music Converter

  • Record Apple Music streams with super fast speed and 100% lossless quality
  • Remove DRM from Apple Music.
  • Up to 20X speed to convert kinds of music files with ID tags and all metadatas.
  • Convert iTunes & Audible audiobooks & protected M4P, M4A, M4B music files to MP3 / AAC / WAV.

Windows Version Download

Mac Version Download

Step 1: Click the above download button to get the trail version, install and run it.

Screenshot of iTunes Converter

Step 2. Click Add button to import the files from Music library of iTunes.

Add Apple Music files

Step 3. Click the setting icon to set the output audio format.

Set output format

Step 4. Click CONVERT button and start conversion.

Converting Music

Step 5. Go to find the convertes files and drag-and-drop to your USB, and then you can play these music files via USB wherever .

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How to convert Spotify to MP3 for iPhone X

Spotify Audio Converter is the tool used to remove DRM and convert to MP3 format from your Spotify songs and playlists with excellent output quality and super fast conversion speed.

  • Remove DRM from Spotify.
  • Keep ID tags after conversion.
  • Convert Spotify to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV.
  • Keep 100% original quality.

Step-by-step guide to convert Spotify to MP3 format

Step 1. go to download and install Spotify Audio Converter Platinum for Mac and run it.

If you are a Windows user, please download the Spotify Converter for Win version.

Windows Version Download

Mac Version Download

Step 2. From Spotify to drag Songs or playlist to Spotify Audio Converter.

Click “+” icon or click center of Spotify Audio Converter Platinum, then you will see a pop-up window which indicates you to drag and drop the songs or playlist here.

To drag your Spotify songs in, just open Spotify application, check the songs or playlist you would like to convert, then drag them to add window.

Step 3. choose Output Format and Adjust Settings

Click the menu bar “Spotify Audio Converter Platinum > Preferences” or directly click setting button on the program interface to open the Preferences window.

In the output settings, you could change the output folder as you prefer.

Step 4. Click “CONVERT” to start Conversion

When the above steps are finished, just click “Convert” button to start conversion.

Now all the Spotify music songs are without DRM and in the format of MP3, you can sync them to your iPhone X easily.

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Apple Music’s Major Lazer documentary is streaming now

A new music documentary begins streaming today on Apple Music. Give Me Future chronicles Major Lazer’s 2016 concert in Havana, Cuba — the first to be put on by major American artists since the US restored diplomatic ties to the country in 2015. The group, made up of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire, performed for 400,000 people in the country’s capital, the planning for which and the performance were documented by director Austin Peters.

Give Me Future adds to Apple’s growing stock of exclusive music-focused documentaries, which include features on artists like Taylor Swift, Pink, Harry Styles and Niall Horan. It has also released films on producer Clive Davis, the Cash Money record label, songwriter Bert Berns and the history of the iconic 808 drum machine.

Along with the film, which made its premiere at Sundance, Apple is also releasing a companion album featuring music from Major Lazer and each of its artists, Cuban artists that appear in the documentary and others including Herizen Guardiola and Sean Paul. The album, Major Lazer Presents: Give Me Future – Music From and Inspired by the Film, is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, iTunes, Soundcloud and Google Play. Give Me Future is available to Apple Music subscribers today — you can check out the trailer below and stream it here.

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