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Step by Step Guide: How to Burn Apple Music to CD

We all take it for granted that burning Apple Music to CD is an easy thing to do just like burning iTunes songs to CD. However, the fact is that you might come across with these awkward situations when trying to burn Apple Music to CD via iTunes. For example:

Situation 1: Cannot Find "Burn Playlist to Disc" Option

When you launch iTunes and create a new playlist with your desired Apple Music songs, you are not able to find the "Burn Playlist to Disc" option when right-clicking the playlist.

Situation 2: "Some of the files cannot be burned to an Audio CD" Error

After you create a playlist with MP3 songs, M4A files and Apple Music tracks in iTunes, you can right-click on the playlist and select "Burn Playlist to Disc" button to start burning a CD. But seconds later, an error message saying "Some of the files cannot be burned to an Audio CD. Do you still want to burn the remainder of this playlist?" will pop up.

Why would these happen?

Before Apple Music launched, you can buy music tracks in .mp3 or .m4a format in iTunes store. You are allowed to burn those purchased music to CD disc with iTunes, based on the rule of "buy once, own forever". But nowadays all tracks you bought from Apple Music are in DRM-protected .m4p format, that’s why people are unable to burn encrypted Apple Music to CD. And even if you have bought and downloaded Apple music songs it doesn’t mean that you can own them forever. Let alone to burn Apple Music to CD. So if you want to keep them in CD, you need a DRM removal program to remove the DRM protection first.

Apple Music Converter is a professional Apple Music to CD converter. It can convert a batch of encrypted Apple music songs to MP3/M4A files and help you to burn Apple Music to CD. The converting process are high efficiency and stable format conversion. If you want to know how to burn Apple Music to CD with lossless quality and fast conversion speed, then follow the guide step by step.

Five Steps to Burn Apple Music Tracks to CD

Step 1. Launch the Program

Install and launch Apple Music Converter in PC. iTunes will be automatically launched at the same time.

Step 2. Select Apple Music Files

You can see the playlist in iTunes Library are synced to the left-side pane, select those music songs you want to convert. If you can’t find the designated files, please click "Refresh" button at the top menu bar. Or you can go to the search box to locate Apple music songs directly.

Select Apple Music Files

Step 3. Choose MP3/M4A as Output Format

Go to "Output Setting" at the bottom of interface, click "Output Format" > select "MP3" or "M4A" from drop-down list. If you don’t require for editing "Codec", "Bitrate", "Sample rate" and "Channels", just skip to format conversion.

Choose MP3/M4A as Output Format

Step 4. Start Converting

Click "Convert" button and start converting M4P files to MP3/M4A. Converted Apple music will be saved to default documents.

Start Apple Music Conversion

Step 5. Burn Apple Music to CD

1. Insert a blank CD or CD-RW disc into your computer

2. Select "Burn Playlist to Disc"

Close Apple Music Converter, Relaunch iTunes to create a new playlist, import converted songs to it. Right-click the playlist and select "Burn Playlist to Disc".

Burn Playlist to CD

3. Finish the "Burn Setting"

You can select your preferred speed, choose "Audio CD" as disc format, check "Include CD Text" to preserve music tracks information. Then click "Burn" to starting burning Apple Music to CD.

With Apple Music Converter, you can remove DRM from Apple Music tracks easily and get DRM-free MP3 or M4A files, which means you can create Apple Music songs to CD with a few clicks. Let’s have a try!

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