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How to Burn Apple Music Songs to CD

Updated on: April 28, 2024
Category: Apple Music Tips

Is it possible to burn Apple Music songs to CDs?

I discovered Apple Music songs cannot be burned to CD Disc. When I dragged the tracks from my purchased playlist into a new playlist and clicked "Burn Playlist to CD", I got a warning telling me that some of the tracks were Apple Music and couldn't be burned. How do I burn a CD of tracks I've legitimately purchased and downloaded through Apple Music?

Burn Apple Music to CD

iTunes enables you to burn music or video to CDs or DVDs for enjoying on your car player or home media player. But, you should remember that iTunes cannot burn iTunes rented or purchased videos and Apple Music downloaded songs to CDs or DVDs. Why?

Music you purchase from iTunes store is able to be burned to CD. BUT the downloaded iTunes AAC/M4P music, Apple Music ALAC tracks, as well as iTunes downloaded videos are all tagged as part of the Apple subscription, they're protected from burning to CD disc directly. No worries, here this article will teach you how to burn Apple Music songs to CDs with the help of an amazing Apple Music to CD Converter.

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What do I need to burn Apple Music tracks to CDs?

  • Your Mac or Windows computer must have a disc drive that can burn discs.
  • A blank disc is needed.
  • You must create an iTunes playlist containing the Apple Music songs you want on the disc. To create a playlist, choose File >> New >> Playlist and then type a name for the playlist.
  • An Apple Music to CD Converter is needed to record Apple Music, thus to burn the converted Apple Music songs to CDs with iTunes.

Best Apple Music to CDs Converter

NoteBurner Apple Music to CD Converter, also called NoteBurner Apple Music Downloader, is here to help you record Apple Music tracks as protected-free audio files. It is a professional Apple Music Converter that can help you convert Apple Music tracks to plain MP3, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, or ALAC with lossless audio quality kept.

Besides that, you'll own a free toolbox on NoteBurner: ID3 editor, CD burner, Online Drive Uploader, Format Converter to improve your music using experience. By using this one-stop music downloader, you can effortlessly get Apple Music in MP3 format and burn iTunes songs to a CD on Mac or Windows computer with ease.

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Features of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter:
  • Record iTunes M4P music, audiobooks, Apple Music, Podcast;
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Step-by-step Tutorial on How to Burn Apple Music to CD

The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to convert songs from Apple Music to MP3 and burn to disc. Please download NoteBurner Apple Music Converter first before getting started.

1 Download and Launch NoteBurner Apple Music Converter

Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. After it, please launch the software and choose to download songs from "iTunes App".

main interface

2 Record Apple Music tracks with NoteBurner Apple Music Converter

Click the "Add" button to add Apple Music songs to it. Then, you can customize output format as MP3, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, or ALAC, and output path in the setting window.

After that, just click the "Convert" button to start saving Apple Music as local tracks. The whole conversion process only takes a few minutes. Once completed, you can find the downloaded offline Apple Music songs in "Converted > Folder".

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3 Import the Converted Apple Music songs to iTunes Playlist

1. Choose File >> New >> Playlist to create a new iTunes Playlist for your the Apple Music songs that are available to burn CD.

2. Then click File >> Add to Library, locate the converted Apple Music songs, and click Open. This step is to import the converted regular Apple Music tracks to iTunes library.

3. Add regular Apple Music to the new playlist you've just created: Simply drag and drop the converted music items to the new playlist, in the sidebar on the left side of the iTunes window.

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4 Burn the iTunes Playlist to CD with iTunes

First, you need to insert a blank disc. Select the playlist you want to burn in iTunes, and then right click the playlist. In the drop down list, select "Burn Playlist to Disk". Then, there will a window pops up to allow you to select a disc format. Finally, click Burn to start burning Apple Music to CD.

Note: please check if you have turned off the iCloud music syncing. Otherwise, the converted song will be replaced automatically by the original protected Apple Music songs that are previously stored on iCloud.

Burn Apple Music to CD

Tips: If you're running the Windows version of NoteBurner, you can directly use the NoteBurner CD burner by navigating to "Tools > Burn CD".

NoteBurner should recognize a CD when you insert a disc. Simply enter a name for your CD and choose the gab between songs if needed. The last step is just to drag and drop the converted Apple Music files to the Add interface. Click Burn if you're ready to burn Apple Music to CD.

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Bottom Line

Only purchased Apple Music tracks are able to burn CD directly. If you don't have a large budget, just try to use NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter to download all your Apple playlists to MP3, then you could burn Apple Music to CD on Mac or Windows, with or without iTunes is both available.

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter converts 1 minute of each audio file only. If you want to unlock the time limitation, please purchase the full version of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter.

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