DRmare Apple Music Converter

An audio converter to convert Apple Music, iTunes songs, Audible audiobooks and any audio file

  • Support to convert Apple Music, Audible audiobooks, and more audio files
  • Batch convert audio files in a fast speed with original quality kept
  • Output audio tracks to plain audio formats, like MP3, AAC, WAV, etc.
  • Allow to edit the pitch, volume, speed, ID3 tags for Audible audiobooks

How to Burn Apple Music/iTunes to CD

Can you burn a CD from Apple Music or iTunes? In the digital era, the ways we store and share music have undergone seismic changes. While online streaming services like Apple Music offer a convenient music listening experience, there is still a segment of music enthusiasts who prefer to keep their favorite tunes permanently stored on physical media—CDs.

For Apple Music users, burning CD is not only a way to personalize their music collection but also a pursuit of sound quality. This article will guide you through how to make your own CD from Apple Music and iTunes, whether as gifts for friends or for enjoying high-quality Apple Music in your car.

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Part 1. Can You Burn a CD from Apple Music/iTunes

Apple had removed the burn feature for Apple Music. As for Apple Music, it charges users about $10 monthly subscription fee to access over 100 million of songs. You can listen to the songs freely with the internet connection. But you can't transfer the files elsewhere for offline playback. But for iTunes users, you can still burn your unprotected songs (purchased songs and upload local files) onto CDs.

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Why Can't I Burn Apple Music to CD?

According to Apple official, if burning Apple Music to CD is allowed, it will lose control of its streamin g service. Even if users unsubscribe the membership later, they will still have access to the files. On the other hand, this protection prevents legal users from listening to the songs freely too.

As a result, Apple Music songs are in DRM protection which can't be burned into CD or move to other devices. But no worry. In the following part, we will show you how to rip DRM from Apple Music and burn CD from Apple Music in details.

Part 2. What Needs to Do to Burn a CD from iTunes/Apple Music

What do you need to prepare if you want to make a CD of your playlists or songs from Apple Music or iTunes? Here we would like to show what you need to do for burning your Apple Music/iTunes onto CD. Let's take a look.

  • A blank CD - It is for saving Apple Music tracks.
  • A CD/DVD burner - The computer need to have a disc drive that can burn CD. If not, you could buy an external DVD burner to plug into your computer's USB port.
  • A new iTunes playlist with Apple Music songs - To burn Apple Music CD, you need to create an iTunes playlist with Apple Music songs you want on the disc. Just go to iTunes > 'File' > 'New' > 'Playlist' > name the playlist.
  • DRmare Apple Music Converter - To burn Apple Music to CD, you need to use a third-party Apple Music Converter to remove DRM from Apple Music. Then burn Apple Music playlist to CD.
  • CD burning software - iTunes.
  • Apple Music subscription.
  • The latest Apple Music app or iTunes.

If your desired audio racks are not protected like iTunes songs you've already purchased, you can directly follow the Part 4.

Part 3. How to Burn Apple Music to CD -- Preparation

After learning about main information of making CDs with Apple Music, we'd like to introduce the most effective way to burn your CD from Apple Music. At first, we have to convert our desired playlists or songs to "MP3" format. You can use DRmare Apple Music Converter, a great CD burner to get your Apple Music playlists without any limitation,

DRmare, which is an user-friendly audio converter. It enables you to convert protected Apple Music M4P to MP3 files in an elegant way. Compared to the average tools, it not only runs quicker but also has more superior audio quality.

In addition, you can edit the audio parameters of Apple Music files as you like, including the bit rate, sample rate, volume, pitch, etc. After conversion, you can get the converted Apple Music and can burn CD from Apple Music.

DRmare Apple Music to CD Converter

drmare audio converter
  • Stop DRM protection from Apple Music, iTunes audiobooks, podcasts.
  • Batch convert M4P files to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV, AAC and so on.
  • Keep lossless output quality, ID3 tags, faster speed, lots of customization options.
  • Lifetime free technical update, support the latest Mac/Windows systems and iTunes.

Steps to Convert Apple Music M4P to MP3 for Burning CDs

In order to burn Apple Music songs to CD, you need to remove protection from the M4P files first. DRmare Apple Music Converter is designed for personal use only. It is completely legal to break DRM protection, so please feel free to use it. Here are the detailed steps.

Step 1Add M4P playlists
import apple music streams
You can click the '➕' menu from the bottom left, then it will open a media browser with all of your Apple Music songs and playlists. Please choose all the songs you want to convert and click 'Add' button. Note: All the files need to be authorized to play well on iTunes, else they may not be imported.
Step 2Adjust the audio parameters (optional)
customize output music files
DRmare has set "MP3" as the default output format. It is a most popular format for audio files with best quality for the same size. We'd suggest you to keep this default "MP3" format so that you can burn the converted files to MP3 music CDs later. If you'd like to make the songs more personalized, you can also adjust the codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate, edit ID3 tags and much more.
Step 3Export to DRM free files
convert apple music for burning cd
At last, you can choose an output folder and slightly tap the 'Convert' button. DRmare Apple Music Converter will start to strip DRM protection and encode M4P format to new common audio files. When it is done, you can click the output folder icon to locate and use them as you want.
Video Demo
Watch this quick video tutorial to find out how to burn Apple Music songs to CD.

Noted: The operation of burning Apple Music CD does not finished, please continue to follow the next part.

Part 4. How to Burn a CD from Apple Music/iTunes Music via iTunes

After we get those audio tracks that without DRM protection, we could go ahead to learn how to burn a CD from Apple Music or unprotected iTunes songs in the following steps.

Step 1. Open iTunes and hit 'File' > 'New' > 'Playlist' to create a new playlist and rename it.

create itunes playlist

Step 2. Drag the converted Apple Music songs you want to burn to CD to the new playlist you just created.

Step 3. Insert a blank CD into your computer and right click the 'Playlist', choose 'Burn Playlist to Disc' > 'Burn' to burn Apple Music to CD.

burn apple music playlist to cd on itunes

Why Does My iTunes CD Burner Not Work?

Music downloaded from your Apple Music subscription cannot be burned to a disc directly. Also, you are unable to directly burn discs from your iTunes library, radio stations, shared playlists, or an iPod.

You can go to ‘Create a Playlist' section. If selecting 'File > Burn Playlist to Disc' does not work or the incorrect songs are burned, ensure that the desired tracks have a checkmark beside them.


The process of burning CD from Apple Music/ iTunes may be simple, but it can provide a touch of warmth amidst the sea of digital music. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily burn your songs or playlists from Apple Music into a tangible CD, either as a keepsake or a means to enjoy high-quality music.

As CDs increasingly become collectibles for connoisseurs, now is the perfect time to create your unique music collection by burning an Apple Music CD. We hope this guide will help you successfully burn satisfying music CD, allowing beautiful melodies to accompany you through every moment.

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