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How to Burn Apple Music to CD (EASY AND FAST)

By Laura Barnes

Updated on November 02, 2018

Attempting to burn Apple Music to CD? Trust me, you will get a lot of fun creating your own custom Apple Music CD to play in your car or home stereo. The good news is you don't need to be extremely professional to copy Apple Music songs to CD, all you need is iTunes, a computer and a powerful Apple Music Converter.

Apple Music tracks are unlike songs purchased from iTunes, they are formatted as DRM-ed M4P which are not allowed to be copied to CD or shared to unauthorized devices. That’s why an Apple Music Converter is required. It can help you convert Apple Music to plain MP3, after that it will be simple to burn the converted MP3 songs to CD using iTunes. Let's get started now!


Part 1. How to Burn Apple Music to CD Using iTunes (Free)

#1. Get DRM-free Apple Music with TuneFab

The first thing to do is remove DRM protection from Apple Music. In order to keep the original sound quality for your Apple Music, we highly recommend that you use TuneFab Apple Music Converter to remove DRM and convert Apple Music songs to MP3. TuneFab Apple Music Converter lets you select high quality output audio formats such as MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, etc, and it allows you to select different bitrates such as 256 Kbps, 320 Kbps and so on. What’s more, it can convert music at 1X to 16X faster conversion speed which will save much of your time. Now let’s see how to convert Apple Music to MP3 step by step.

Step 1. Download TuneFab Apple Music Converter on Computer

Click on the "Download" button above to download the software on your PC, after that, install and launch the program directly. It's 100% safe to download and install the software.

Step 2. Select Apple Music Songs

As you can see, the main interface of TuneFab Apple Music Converter is similar to the interface of iTunes music library. You can go to "Playlist" section and find out the playlist you like. After that, you can select the songs from that playlist by clicking at them one by one.

Select Apple Music Songs or Playlist

Step 3. Choose Output Settings

Go to "Output" > "Output Format" section, you can choose MP3 as the output audio format. And you can set other settings like output folder, codec, bitrate, sample rate as well.

If you want to make the converter run faster, you can go to "Options" to select the conversion speed. We highly recommend that you choose 5X as the conversion speed to avoid errors.

Choose Output Format

Step 4. Converting Apple Music to DRM-free MP3

Now you are all set, click on "Convert" button to start converting Apple Music to MP3. When the conversion is done, you can click on "Explore Output File" to get the DRM-free Apple Music.

Converting Apple Music to DRM-free Format

#2. Burn Apple Music Tracks to CD with iTunes

Finally, you are half way burning Apple Music to CD. Now you've got a bunch of Apple Music songs and waiting to copy them to CD with iTunes. Read the following guide and it won't disappoint you!

Step 1. Add the Converted Apple Music Songs to iTunes

Open iTunes and go to "Library", then create a new playlist by clicking on "File" > "New" > "New Playlist". After that, you can add the converted Apple Music songs which you want to burn to cd to the new playlist. Here is how to import songs from PC to iTunes: Go to "File" > select "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library". After that, drag the songs to the playlist you've just created.

Create iTunes Playlist

Step 2. Burn the iTunes Playlist to CD with iTunes

Now you can insert a blank CD disc, and wait until the disc is recognized. Then go back to iTunes and select the playlist you want to burn to CD, right click at the playlist. In the pop-up window, select "Burn Playlist to Disk".

Burn Apple Music to CD

Then you will see a pop-up windows which allows you to select a disc format. You can choose audio CD or MP3 CD. When all is set, click on "Burn" to start copying Apple Music songs to CD. It might take several minutes to burn a disc.

Select Disc Format

Congratulation! You have finished all the steps required to burn Apple Music songs to CD. When it’s done, you can enjoy it in your car or home CD player.

Part 2. How to Fix iTunes Not Being Able to Burn CDs

If you failed to burn DRM-free Apple Music songs to CD with iTunes, you can check the following tips and see if they can help.

#1. Make sure you are trying to burn a playlist. It's not able to burn a disc directly from your iTunes library, the Radio, a shared playlist or your iPod.

#2. Make sure you are creating a CD with iTunes supported audio files such as MP3, AAC, AIFF, etc. And don't select the wrong disc format.

#3. If the CD burning process stops at a particular song, the playlist might include iTunes Store purchases that haven't been authorised to play on this computer.

#4. Please set the computer display as never sleep or set the display to wait longer before burning a CD.

You can read more tips from this page: Problems burning a disc in iTunes on Mac.


Isn't it great that you can finally get rid of the DRM restriction and take full control of your paid Apple Music? When the DRM is removed by TuneFab Apple Music Converter, you can put the DRM-free Apple Music to whatever device you like and it's easy to make your own Apple Music CD as well. If you like this post, leave us a thumbs up and download the software now!

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