How to add Apple Music songs to GarageBand

"I want to record a cover version of a song I downloaded via Apple Music, but can't find the sound file I need in GarageBand, even after I moved the file into the 'iTunes Media > Music' folder. Can someone please help me with this?" – George from Apple Communities

GarageBand is Apple's free music creation software that comes preloaded on Macs, iPhones, and iPads. GarageBand offers a full dashboard of instruments that you can use to create and share music.

However, if you've ever tried to import Apple Music songs to GarageBand just as George did, you will find you can't use Apple Music file in GarageBand. There is no way to link Apple Music directly to GarageBand because the Apple Music songs are DRM protected.

To use Apple Music in GarageBand, you need to download Apple Music songs to DRM-free format, such as MP3. Pazu Apple Music Converter can help you get rid of protection on Apple Music tracks and convert the M4P songs to any format you want. This will be a passage on how to download Apple Music songs to MP3 and then import to GarageBand.

Part 1 What is Pazu Apple Music Converter

If you want to keep some songs after free trial, the best solution is to find an Apple Music downloader tool to download Apple Music songs to DRM-free format. such as MP3. Then you can still keep the songs even after free trial.

Pazu Apple Music Converter is highly recommended, which could help you download any Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to M4A, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF with ID3 tags on your Mac and Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Pazu Apple Music Converter

  • Download Apple Music to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Preserve 100% original quality.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Fast download speed.

Part 2 How to download Apple Music songs to MP3 with Pazu Apple Music Converter

Step 1 Sign in Your Apple ID

Run Pazu Apple Music Converter, click the Sign In button on the top right corner of the program.

Apple Music Converter

Enter your Apple ID to sign in, then the converter will access your Apple Music library automatically.

sign in Apple Music account

Step 2 Customize the Output Settings

Click icon on the top right corner. The settings window will pop up. You can set the output format as MP3 or AAC, and change the audio quality, the output name, the output folder.

Apple Music song format

What’s more, you can also organize the output files by Artist, Album, Artist/Album, or Album/Artist.

file name format

Step 3 Select Tracks to Convert

Click the playlist/artist/album, and click the red Add button on the right side of the program. From the pop-up converting window, select the songs that you want to convert.

open a playlist

add songs

Step 4 Download Apple Music to MP3

After choosing songs, click the Convert button to start downloading Apple Music songs in MP3 format.

open a playlist

Once the conversion is done, click , then you can find all downloaded songs. Since they are downloaded in DRM-free format, you can still play them after free trial.

convert Apple Music songs

Part 3 How to import DRM-free Apple Music MP3 songs to MGarageBand