It is known to all that iTunes music provides new users with 3-month free trial, so that they can stream or download music from iTunes for free. However, by the time the free trial ends in 3 months, the music downloaded from iTunes expires, too. Is it possible to keep the music downloaded on free trial forever without paying for the subscription? This guide will introduce how to download music from iTunes in 2 ways, one official and the other free of payment.

Part 1. How to Download Music from iTunes to Computer in Official Way

First of all, we should know that iTunes music store on Mac is now replaced by Apple Music app. Therefore, ways to download iTunes/Apple music on Windows or Mac are different, though both require payments to the music.

Windows Download music from iTunes

Step 1: Open iTunes. Choose "Music" from the pop-up menu, then tap the "Store" in the navigation bar.
Step 2: Now you are in the iTunes music store. Find the songs or albums that you want and click the price to buy it.
Step 3: Find the songs or albums in the iTunes library, then click the download button at the rear of them.

Mac Download music from Apple Music app

Step 1: Open Apple Music app and find the songs or albums you want.
download itunes music on mac
Step 2: Among the 3 options below the volume bar, click on the iTunes Store option.
Step 3: Click on the price tag to purchase the music.
Step 4: The purchased music then can be found in the library. Click on the download button at the rear of the music to download it.

Part 2. How to Download Music from iTunes without Payment

I'm sure many people are wandering how to download music from iTunes to computer without payment. Well, here is the best solution. Joyoshare Audio Recorder is a capable music recorder and downloader that records sound with high quality. With this tool, all you need to do is to play the music in iTunes(or Apple Music app) and record it. Joyoshare Audio Recorder can record sound from the sound card, the microphone, the speaker or other audio devices linked to your computer. To cater to different platforms and devices, 16 output formats are supported, including MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, ALAC, APE, AU, CAF, FLAC, M4A, M4B, M4R, MKA, OGG, WAV, WMA.

In addition to recording and converting, this software has other useful functions. It has a built-in audio editor, which is able trim the downloaded iTunes music, adjust the sound effects and the ID3 tags. In fact, you don't have to edit the tags manually, because they will be automatically recognized by the software.

Key Features of Joyoshare Audio Recorder:

Record high-quality audio from different input sources

16 formats to choose for the downloaded iTunes music

Customize recordings with trimming and editing

Automatic recognition of the ID3 tags

Step 1 Launch Joyoshare Audio Recorder

Download and Joyoshare Audio Recorder from the link above and open it, and you will see its main interface on the screen. Tap the Input Source button input source at the bottom and choose "system audio" as the input source, so that the software will record the sound from the sound card.
main screen

Step 2 Adjust the output preferences

Open the format menu by tapping the Format button record format. Here you can change the musical parameters of the output recording, including format, codec, channel, bit rate and sample rate.
Next, open the Preferences menu on the upper right corner. Here you can turn on the auto-split function by ticking the Split the Recordings Individually box and the Recording Is Silent box. The folder to save the downloaded music can also be changed in this menu.
output format

Step 3 Begin recording music from iTunes

Now, prepare the music in iTunes (Windows) or Apple Music app (Mac), but don't play the music yet. Press the "Start Recording" button first, and then play the music. You can see that the streaming music is recorded by Joyoshare Audio Recorder in real-time. If it is an album that you want to download, just leave the album playing from the first song to the last one. The software will automatically split the recordings and match each song's ID3 tags.
By the time all the iTunes songs are downloaded, press the Stop Recording button, and the recorded tracks will be saved to your computer.
record itunes music

Step 4 Edit the recorded music

Last but not least, tap the edit audio button at the rear of each track to open the audio editor. It allows you to drag the time bar and trim the tracks however you want. You can also add special sound effects and adjust the sound equalizer in the editor. The ID3 tags can also be rewritten.
edit downloaded itunes music