Quick Guide to Burn Apple Music Songs onto a CD

This article will guide you on how to download Apple Music songs as local files so that you can burn Apple Music songs onto a CD for playback.

Playing a CD with high-quality digital sound enriches your pastime and lets you enjoy listening to music on your lonesome. But burning and creating a personalized CD from scratch, complete with your preferred songs and playlists, is a complex task.

With millions of songs available to its subscribers, Apple Music is the world's second most popular music streaming platform, trailing only Spotify. Aside from that, Apple Music is the most commonly chosen streaming music resource for burning music to CD for most music audiophiles. But Apple Music songs are in a protected M4P format which can't be burned onto CD or downloaded locally. For this reason, if you want to copy songs from Apple Music onto a CD, you'll need an audio tool to download the Apple Music locally. Keep reading, and you'll find AudiCable Audio Recorder will be the best option.

Copy Apple Music Song to CD

Part 1. How to Download Songs from Apple Music

Tool Required: AudiCable Apple Music to CDs Converter

If you have purchased the music from iTunes, you’ll be able to burn them to a CD, but if you’re just streaming music online or downloading the music through the Apple Music subscription, you won’t be able to put those songs on a CD. As such, to burn Apple Music onto a CD, you should first download Apple Music songs in generic MP3 format. Luckily, AudiCable Audio Recorder is the most appropriate tool for you.

AudiCable Audio Recorder is a multi-functional audio editor and recorder for Apple Music. Equipped with an intuitive interface and professional music converting feature, AudiCable can help you save songs, albums, and playlists from Apple Music or iTunes to lossless MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC formats. The ID3 tags of your downloaded Apple Music songs stay intact, and the maximum bitrate is 3730kbps. AudiCable offers multi-platform music recording, which is ideal for fans who want access to various music resources, such as Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and others. Check out the detailed features below.

AudiCable Audio Recorder

Best Apple Music to CDs Converter (Win / Mac)

  • Download music from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Line Music, Deezer, YouTube Music, Pandora, SoundCloud and other music sources.
  • Save music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC.
  • Support to add more music websites manually.
  • Keep ID3 tags after recording.
  • Keep original audio quality after conversion.
  • Handy tools: Format Converter, ID3 Editors, CD Burner.

📂 Tutorial on Downloading Songs from Apple Music

Step 1: Download and Launch AudiCable Audio Recorder

Firstly, download and launch AudiCable Audio Recorder. Then, click the "Apple Music" icon from the mainface. After that, the log-in window of Apple Music will automatically pop up, please log in your Apple Music account.

Download AudiCable Audio Recorder

Note: Using the "Add other sources" button, you can also add other music services that you want. Just copy the official website, customize it with a new name, and then implement a new music platform.

Step 2: Adjust the Parameter Settings as MP3 Output Format

On the top-right corner of AudiCable, click on a "gear icon". From the pop-up setting window you need to choose "MP3" as the output format. Then close it to apply the changes.

Adjust the Parameters as MP3

Note: Apart from the output format, you can also freely customize the output quality and output path as you like. The audio quality varies from 128kbps to 320kbps.

Step 3: Start Recording Apple Music to MP3

Choose songs you want to download from Apple Music, then start playing. AudiCable will record Apple Music simultaneously. Meanwhile, songs will be converted to the formats you've chosen in the previous step.

Start Recording

Note: Please make sure that your network is stable during recording. If you want to mute the sound, you can go to the upper right, and tap the "sound" icon to switch to mute.

Step 4: Get the Downloaded Apple Music MP3s on Your Computer

Once the recording is done, click the "Recorded" tab and you can check all the Apple Music songs that have been converted successfully. Click the "Folder" icon beside the music and you'll be directed to the downloaded MP3 files of Apple Music.

Get Downloaded Apple Music Mp3 Songs

Part 2. How to Burn Apple Music Songs onto a CD

Solution 1: Burn Apple Music Songs to CD via iTunes

Step 1: Open iTunes on your PC & Mac, and tap "File > Add Folder to Library. Later locate the Apple Music downloads to import them to your library.

Import Tidal to iTunes

Step 2: Create a new playlist for your Apple music, and then add the uploaded Apple Music songs to this playlist.

Upload Apple Music Songs

Step 3: Insert a blank CD into the disc drive of your computer. Right click to pop up "Burn Playlist to Disc...".

Choose Playlist to Burn

Step 4: In the pop-up new window, choose Audio CD or MP3 CD. Finally, tap the "Burn" button to start burning Apple Music songs to CD.

Start Burning

Solution 2: Burn Apple Music Songs onto a CD via Windows Media Player

Step 1: Launch Windows Media Player, and add the downloaded Apple Music song to the newly created playlist.

Step 2: At upper-right corner, tap "Burn", and select the song you want to copy to CD. Here you can click "Add To > Burn List" , or directly drag & drop Apple Music song to the Burn list.

Add Apple Music to Burn List

Step 3: Connect a CD disk to PC, and tap "Start Burn".


  • All these methods are for personal or educational use only.
  • You should not use this tool to distribute music or for business.


It's a lot of fun to burn and create custom music CDs. With the great help of AudiCable Audio Recorder, it's easy to download Apple Music songs to CD-compatible formats like MP3, FLAC, and WAV and then burn them onto CD via iTunes or Windows Media Player. Still, hesitate? Get AudiCable and give it a spin right now!

Note: The free trial version of AudiCable enables you to record a maximum of 10 Apple Music songs. To get the full conversion, please become a registered member by buying a license from AudiCable.

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