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Quick Fix: Apple Music Songs Cannot Be Copied to an iPod

Roger W.
BY Roger W.   
Last Updated: Nov. 10, 2016

Error: Apple Music Songs Cannot Be Copied to an iPod

In 2015, Apple updates its line of iPod with two cheaper iPod options, the new iPod nano ($149) and iPod shuffle ($49). This is good news for iPod lovers. However, when users try to sync offline Apple Music songs to iPod nano or iPod shuffle, they simply get a rather disappointing message from iTunes that "some of the items in the iTunes library were not copied to the iPod because Apple Music songs cannot be copied to an iPod."

Apple Music Songs Cannot Be Copied to an iPod

Many iPod users ask for help in Apple Community:

"I have an iPod shuffle 4th generation. When I try to add music and get the error apple music songs cannot be copied to an iPod. I just purchased an album and I'm not able to add any of those songs to my iPod. Any ideas on what I can do to resolve this issue?"

"I subscribed to Apple Music and downloaded 21 songs. I then attached my iPod Classic. When I sync, I get an error that "apple music cannot be copied to an iPod." The detail error messages for each song of the 21 includes this text, "XXXX was not copied to iPod because it is a subscription item."

Fixed: How to Copy Apple Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic

If you're planning to enjoy Apple Music on an iPod, you have two choices: get the iPod touch or use Apple Music Converter. If you got an iPod nano or iPod shuffle, just take Apple Music Converter and give it a shot.

Apple Music Converter can convert DRM protected Apple Music to plain MP3 and then you can transfer and copy Apple Music to any MP3 audio player including iPod shuffle and iPod nano without any restriction. Aside from Apple Music, it can convert the M4P songs that you bought from iTunes Store to MP3, too. With this software, you can keep your Apple Music forever even if you end the subscription. Also, by removing DRM from Apple music and convert them to MP3, you can easily share Apple music with families and friends. Why not download it to achieve all these goals.


Step 1. Launch Apple Music Converter

Install and launch Apple Music Converter. Once the software started normally, the iTunes will be launched automatically at the same time.

Launch Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Choose Apple Music You Want to Enjoy on iPod

Choose Apple music you want to convert. Click the relevant Playlists category and select one or more apple music files you want to enjoy on your iPod nano or iPod shuffle.

Select Apple Music

Step 3. Set MP3 as Output Format

Set MP3 as output format and select the destination folder you want to save your output files in. The profile settings will be adjusted automatically according to the chosen output format. You can also set your own output parameters.

Set MP3 as Output Format

Step 4. Convert Apple Music to Common MP3

After completing the previous steps, click "Convert" to begin converting Apple music to MP3. When the conversion completed, you can click "Explore Save File" to locate the converted DRM-free apple music files.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

Step 5. Sync Apple Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle

Add the converted MP3 Apple Music files to iTunes Library, and then you can sync your iPod nano or iPod shuffle with iTunes.

Transfer MP3 to iPod

Also, you can take advantage of FonePaw iOS Transfer which is a tool designed to help users to transfer iOS files between iPod/iPhone/iPad and computer easier to transfer MP3 to iPod directly.

Using Apple Music Converter to convert Apple Music to MP3 is a simple and most effective way to solve the problem that "Apple Music songs cannot be copied to an iPod". Aside from converting Apple Music to MP3 and make it compatible with your iPod shuffle/nano/classic, Apple Music Converter lets you easily play Apple Music on MP3 player, Sony Walkman, PSP, Samsung Galaxy, etc. You can also burn the Apple Music to CD for playing in the car. Just download it and have a try.


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