[Latest Tutorial] How to Burn Apple Music to CD

Updated by Adam Gorden on Mar 4, 2021 7:01 PM.
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Can anyone tell me if you can burn songs you get from apple music on to disk? If so, what do I need to do to accomplish this?

I'm a subscriber to the Apple Music service. I downloaded some music tracks to my iTunes folder and I'm just out of curiosity is it possible to burn the music stream from Apple Music then save it offline onto a CD or flash drive? I'm attempting to put those offline songs in a playlist, but when I click "Burn to CD", a window pops up stating that this can't be done as the music is protected. Does anyone know some workarounds?

If you are using Apple Music and looking for a way to burn your offline Apple Music streams to CD, you must want to know this question - can you burn Apple Music to a CD? You can read this article in which we'll show you the complete guide on how to burn Apple Music songs to CD in a few clicks only.

Can you burn Apple Music to CD?
How to Burn Apple Music to CD?
     Tools you need to burn Apple Music to CD
     Convert Apple Music to MP3
     Burn converted Apple Music tracks onto disk

Can you burn Apple Music to CD?

Unlike the music tracks we purchased from iTunes that allow us to burn them to CD, the M4P songs we streamed from Apple Music don't provide this option anymore. Although Apple Music allows subscribers to freely download and save the music and albums offline onto devices linked to the Apple Music account, it restricts the use of the music files on other devices. As a result, Apple Music users are not allowed to burn any Apple Music audio to disc nor copying the offline M4P music tracks to other platforms. What's worse, when the subscription ends, the Apple Music M4P songs will be disabled and inoperable. Generally speaking, Apple Music users don't own full control over the music files they legally subscribed to. But this does not mean that you cannot find another method to burn Apple Music to CD.

How to Burn Apple Music to CD?

In order to burn the encrypted Apple Music songs to CDs, you need to find a solution to completely convert Apple Music M4P to other common formats in the first place. Here you can find the best Apple Music to CD converter as well as steps to burn Apple Music to disk by using this smart Apple Music converter.

Tools you need to burn Apple Music to CD

Here are 6 things you need to rip Apple Music to CD.

It is easy to understand the first 5 items. But if you cannot own the last one - TunesKit Apple Music Converter, you still cannot burn Apple Music to CD. Now I will explain what is TunesKit Apple Music Converter for you. It is an all-in-one Apple Music converter, developed to help you easily convert the protected M4P songs to free MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, M4B, and FLAC. It will convert the Apple Music files at a 30X faster speed while preserving the original ID tags and CD quality.

TunesKit Apple Music Converter is a powerful converter since it can also convert iTunes songs and audiobooks, Audible audiobooks, and common audios to the formats listed above. In the next part, we will start to use this tool to convert Apple Music M4P songs.

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Part 1. Convert Apple Music to MP3

Firstly, let's convert the protected M4P tracks to MP3 or other formats with TunesKit Apple Music Converter step by step.

1Add Apple Music M4P offline songs to Apple Music Converter

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Open TunesKit Apple Music Converter to load the M4P files from Apple Music by clicking the Add Files button. You are also allowed to add the music songs by drag-and-drop. Besides, it supports batch conversion so that you can import multiple Apple Music tracks to TunesKit to convert once.

2Select output format and adjust other settings

set output format

When the M4P songs are loaded successfully to TunesKit Apple Music Converter, to choose the format, you should click the Format button. The available output formats currently are MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B. You can select the output format as MP3 or others.

3Start to convert Apple Music to MP3

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Now you can begin converting the M4P music files to MP3, AAC, WAV, or others by pressing the Convert button.

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Part 2. Burn converted Apple Music tracks onto disk

Once the Apple Music songs are successfully converted to unprotected audios, you can burn the well-converted music tracks to a CD by following the instructions below. You can choose iTunes or Windows Media Player to burn Apple Music to CD.

How to burn a CD from Apple Music with iTunes

If you have download iTunes on your computer, you can simply use iTunes to burn Apple Music songs to burn Apple Music to disk. Here are how to burn a CD from Apple Music.

step 1. Launch iTunes and click on File > New > Playlist to create a new playlist containing the Apple Music songs you want to burn to the disc. Then you can type a name for the playlist and drag the music files into the newly created playlist.

create playlist

step 2. Go back to iTunes and right-click the newly created playlist to choose "Burn Playlist to Disc". Then a window will pop out asking you to set the preferences for CD burning, including the disk format, speed, etc. Once the settings are adjusted, click "Burn" to start copying your Apple Music songs to a CD.

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How to burn a CD from Apple Music with Windows Media Player

If you do not want to use iTunes, you can also choose Windows Media Player to burn Apple Music onto disk. Here are how to burn Apple Music songs to CD with Windows Media Player.

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step 1. Insert a blank CD into the CD drive of your Windows computer. Launch Windows Media Player on computer.

step 2. Click the Burn button to open an empty burn list. Drag the converted Apple Music songs to this list.

step 3. From the Burn panel, open the menu and choose the Audio CD option. Then hit the Start burn button to burn Apple Music to CD.

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