How to burn Apple Music to CD


iTunes app allows you to burn a CD from the music that you have purchased. But when you made a playlist that includes Apple Music songs and iTunes songs you already purchased, you will get a warning saying that some songs can not be burned because they are from Apple Music. It seems that Apple Music is a paid streaming service, you do not own the music you download or listen to. If you want to burn them to CD, you should purchase the songs from iTunes Store, creating a playlist, and then burning them to a CD.

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Apple adds DRM to all Apple Music. The result is you are not able to burn the protected M4P format songs onto a CD. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, and you do not want to purchase the songs from iTunes Store, you need a specialized Apple Music converter to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert them to MP3 format. We would like to introduce Pazusoft Apple Music Converter to you.

Pazusoft Apple Music Converter will help you remove DRM from Apple Music and convert Apple Music to common audio formats with the original audio quality and all ID3 tags kept. It works at a very fast speed and supports multiple formats, including MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, etc. You can follow the detailed tutorial below to learn how to burn Apple Music songs to CD with Pazusoft Apple Music Converter.


About Pazusoft Apple Music Converter

Download Apple Music songs/albums/playlists to MP3, M4A, etc.

  • Download Apple Music songs/albums/playlists to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Preserve 100% original quality.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Fast download speed.
  • Multiple formats.
  • 100% lossless quality.

Part 1 Download Apple Music to MP3 format

Here's how to download songs, albums and playlists from Apple Music to MP3.

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Click the key icon to activate the full version if you have purchased a license, otherwise you can only use the trial version.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Log in your Apple Music account

Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 3 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music song format

Here you can also customize song name format with any combination of Playlist Index, Track Number, Title, Artist and Album.

file name format

Or set Pazu Apple Music Converter to archive output song with Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.

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Step 4 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

Step 5 Add songs

Click the Add button to select songs for converting.

All songs in the playlist or album are selected by default. Uncheck the songs you don't want to download if there are any, then click Convert button.

If you are using the trial version, you will get below pop-up window indicating trial version limitations, just click Try if you haven't purchased a license.

The songs you selected will be downloaded to the format you want.

After conversion, click to quickly locate the DRM-free Apple Music songs.

Click to view all downloaded songs. You can check them by converted date, artist or album.


Part 2 Burn the DRM free Apple Music songs to CD

After converting, you can find all converted DRM free Apple Music songs on the output folder.

  1. Open iTunes, choose File > Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library. Locate the converted Apple Music songs or the output folder, then click Open. Then all the files are added to your library.
  2. In the menu bar, choose File > New > Playlist. Give your playlist a name. Drag and drop the converted Apple Music songs to your playlist in the sidebar.
  3. Insert a blank disc. Select the playlist, then choose File > Burn Playlist to Disc. Select a disc format. Click Burn. It might take several minutes to burn a disc.