How to Burn Apple Music to CD & Convert Apple Music Songs

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How to burn Apple Music songs to a CD? This question has three folds:

  • How to download or transfer Apple Music songs to computer;
  • How to convert Apple Music to desired formats;
  • How to burn Apple Music to CD;

No matter you'd like to burn a CD for carpool or just to make a physical backup of your Apple Music songs, you'll have to go through all three steps above. And generally speaking, the last step is the simplest one since both iTunes and the Windows Media Player can help you burn a CD for free. And you generally do not need to install another piece of software for burning purpose.

Burn Apple Music Songs to CD

However, getting those songs from Apple Music to your computer in a common format like MP3 is quite a different story, since it is related to the largely talked about issue of FairPlay working on those Apple Music contents. Therefore, before burning Apple Music audio to CD, the first thing to do is to transfer and convert Apple Music to PC in a unlocked format. Here, I recommend DearMob iPhone Manager.

How to Transfer & Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3 for CD Burning on PC?

Why Choose DearMob iPhone Manager?

DearMob iPhone Manager Main Interface
  • Coverts the purchased Apple Music (DRM protected ones) to MP3 for physical backup;
  • Two-way transfer music between iPhone (including iPhone 12/12 Pro) and PC with 100% fidelity preserved;
  • When syncing music, the music on iPhone will not be overwritten;
  • Additiona music features: Edit / delete / add / add ID3 tags / create ringtones/alarm/text tones;

Step 1. Downlod and launch DearMob iPhone Manager, USB connect your iPhone to your computer. Tap trust this computer when prompt.

Make sure that your iOS device and iTunes are updated to the latest software version and logged in the same Apple ID.

Step 2. Download songs from Apple Music to iPhone for CD burning and enable iCloud to make sure those songs synced to your iTunes.

Step 3. Download those Apple Music from iCloud to iTunes Library so that DearMob iPhone Manager can have access to the songs and remove DRM protection.

Step 4. Enter "Music Management" from the software interface and there you shall see purchased songs shown in a list tagged with "DRM".

Remove Apple Music DRM in DearMob

Step 5. Select those Apple Music songs you want to convert and click on "Export" which will take you to a dialogue box saying "This song is protected by iTunes DRM". Click on "Remove".

Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3 in DearMob

Now, you can have all your purchased or non-purchased Apple Music collections converted to MP3 and saved on your computer or an external drive like NAS.

How to Burn Apple Music to CD with iTunes?

Now it's time to burn cd from Apple Music songs. You'll need a blank CD disc with estimated duration of the songs. On average, a CD can only hold 50-60 minutes, make sure that your songs are within the time length.

Step 1. Insert the blank CD into your computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Select "File" -> "New" -> "Playlist" from iTunes and give the playlist an arbitrary name or CD for Car. Then a new playlist was created.

Download CD to iPhone via DearMob

Step 3. Drag and drop the iPhone music saved on your computer to the new playlist or you can click the Three-dots to add them one by one to your CD playlist.

Step 4. Right-click on the CD playlist on the left and select "Burn Disc from Playlist".

The "Disc Burning Settings" screen will be displayed, allowing you to adjust the recommended speed and disc format.

Step 5. After making adjustments, click "Burn Disc" and it's OK. After a while, you can burn the iPhone songs that you have downloaded to your computer to a CD.

How to Burn Apple Music songs to a CD with Windows Media Player

Besides iTunes, you can also use Windows Media Player to put music from iPhone to CD. The method is as simple as follows.

Step 1. Insert a blank CD into your computer and launch Windows Media Player.

Step 2. enter the library of Windows Media Player and select "Burn"-> "Burn Options"-> "Audio CD" at the top right of the screen.

how to import cd to computer via Windows Media Player

Step 3. Drag and drop the audio file that you just imported to your computer to the "Write list", and then click "Start writing". After that, please wait until it is completed.

Then, it's time to enjoy all your Apple Music songs on CD while hitting the road, on mountains and rolling hills, even without internet connections.

About The Author

Jason, worked as a professional software tech supporter, is talented in software error detecting, fixes and software test reviews with sharpened technical insight. He also has a peculiar taste in movies, music, comics, TV Sports shows. Feel free to find him on Twitter.

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