New song purchases from iTunes Store are not DRM-protected. This is because Apple began to offer songs using the 256 kbps "iTunes Plus" AAC format quite a few years ago. However, during the early years of iTunes Store, songs were sold with DRM in 128 kbps AAC format. These M4P songs are DRM protected and prevent you from play them on non-Apple devices.
You can replace most older 128 kbps songs with DRM by the currently sold 256 kbps AAC files without DRM if you subscribe to iTunes Match ($24.99 per year). However, not all songs can be replaced with the DRM-free version because they are no longer sold in iTunes Store.
Is there any other solution to remove DRM from these iTunes M4P songs? Fortunately, a professional iTunes song DRM removal software can help you. Here I recommend Boilsoft Apple Music Converter for Mac and Boilsoft Apple Music Converter for Windows.
Boilsoft Apple Music Converter is professional iTunes DRM removal software that enables users to easily remove DRM from DRM protected iTunes M4P songs and output MP3, M4A, etc.
Features of Boilsoft Apple Music Converter:
Reloads all iTunes songs, albums and playlists automatically
Support 9 output formats: MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R, MKA
Up to 16X conversion speed
Customize output file Bitrate, SampleRate, name format
Metadata preserved to MP3, M4A output files
How to remove DRM protection from iTunes M4P songs on Mac or Windows?
1. Download and install Boilsoft Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.
Boilsoft Apple Music Converter for Mac
Boilsoft Apple Music Converter for Windows
2. Run Boilsoft Apple Music Converter, iTunes will be launched automatically.
3. On Apple Music Converter interface, you will find all your iTunes songs and playlists. Check the checkbox before the songs you want to remove DRM from. You can also search for the song you want with the search box.
4. Choose output format, customize profile, name format if you like.
5. Click Start Convert button and you will get DRM-free iTunes songs after conversion.
Besides iTunes M4P songs, this iTunes DRM Removal software also enables you to remove DRM from Apple Music on Mac, remove DRM from iTunes Audiobooks and Audible Audiobooks.
To remove DRM from iTunes movies and TV shows, please try iTunes DRM Media Converter.