Do you want to burn your favored songs onto CD player for playing on your car? This article will show you 2 simple ways to burn music to a CD with iTunes and Windows Media Player. Also, you can will get the solution to burn Apple Music/Spotify music to a CD for enjoying!

Burning songs to CDs is a great way to create your own mix of favorite songs for playing in the car. Also, it is a smart way for you to back up and store all the music that you’ve accumulated in case your hard drive crashes. If you have MP3 or WAV files that you want to burn to CD, then Windows Media Player and iTunes make it easy to burn them to CD. Here this article will teach you how to burn your music to a CD in 2 simple ways. In addition, you will get some extra tips to burn Apple Music to CD for enjoying, as well as Spotify music!

What You’ll Need to Burn Songs onto CD:

  • A computer running MacOS or Windows with a disc drive.
  • A CD burner: Windows Media Player or iTunes.
  • A blank CD disc: CD-RW or CD+RW disc is recommended.

Part 1. Burn Songs onto CD with Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is an excellent CD burner that allows you to create and copy audio CDs for playback in the car and other CD players. To burn music to CD with Windows Media Player, you can follow to the detailed steps:

Step 1. Insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD/DVD drive. Make sure that your computer’s CD/DVD drive is compatible with the type of disc you are using, otherwise you will not be able to burn the CD successfully.

Step 2. Launch Windows Media Player on your PC, and click the “Burn” button.

Step 3. Find any MP3 or WAV songs that you want to burn from the library, and drag them to the Burn pane.

burn songs to cd on windows media player

Step 4. After successfully copying the tracks, click “Start Burn”. After burning is complete, eject the disc.

burn songs to a cd with windows media player

Part 2. Burn Songs onto A CD via iTunes

When it comes to burn music to a CD, iTunes is another alternative. To create a CD, iTunes supports the type of audio file, including MP3, AAC, AIFF, etc. Follow the detailed steps to burn music to CD with iTunes:

Step 1. Launch iTunes app on your Mac or PC, and then create a new playlist. Click “File” > “New” > “Playlist”, type a name for the playlist. Then directly drag and drop the desired songs into the new playlist.

create new playlist on itunes

Note: Please make sure that all the songs you import to the new playlist have been authorized by this computer and are not DRM protected. Songs purchased from the iTunes store have been linked to your iTunes account. If your playlist includes purchased iTunes songs with DRM protection, you may not be allowed to burn this playlist.

Step 2. Next, insert a blank CD into your computer. Then select the newly created playlist, click “File” > “Burn Playlist to Disc”.

burn songs to cd with itunes

Step 3. In the pop-up window, set the burning preferences for CDs as you prefer. Finally, hit on “Burn” to begin burning the songs from your computer to the CD.

burn songs to cd via itunes

Step 4. After completion, the CD icon will appear in the iTunes Source list. Please eject the CD from the computer.

Tips: If you have problems burning a disc in iTunes on PC, please refer to the official answers from Apple.

Part 3. Extract Tips to Burn Apple Music onto CD

It’s easy to burn local audio files into a CD with Windows Media Player and iTunes. However, it’s not an easy job to burn Apple Music songs into CD. Although Apple Music subscribers can download songs from Apple Music to their Mac/PC computers, mobile devices, they do not actually own these songs. Because all Apple Music tracks are in M4P format with DRM encryption. Luckily, here you meet TunesBank Apple Music Converter.

TunesBank Apple Music Converter is an excellent tool specially designed for Apple Music lovers. It can not only help you unlock DRM from Apple Music/iTunes library, but also convert Apple Music M4P songs, iTunes purchased M4P music, iTunes M4B audiobooks and Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to DRM-free MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC format so that you can burn them in to a CD. What’s more, it will preserve the original audio quality, ID3 tags, metadata or chapter information in the output files. In this way, you can also enjoy Apple Music and iTunes music on any device, such as MP3 players, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPhone, Android, PS4, Xbox, etc.

Steps to Convert and Burn Apple Music to CD:

Step 1. Download and install TunesBank Apple Music Converter on your Mac or PC. Then launch TunesBank program and iTunes app will be automatically launched with it.

launch the converter and sign in Apple ID

Step 2. Click “Music” or “Playlist”, then select the Apple Music tracks that you want to convert. Or find the desired songs in the Search Box.

Select Apple Music Songs

Step 3. Select MP3 or AAC format in the “Output Format” option, and adjust the Output Folder, Output Quality, Bitrate, Sample Rate, Channels as needed.

Select MP3 Output Formats

Step 4. Hit on the “Convert” button to start converting Apple Music songs with lossless quality. During the process, you can go back to the “Library” to add more songs.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

Step 5. After conversion, please go to “Finished” section, click “View Output File” to locate the converted Apple Music songs.

Apple Music to MP3 conversion completed

Then you can import the converted Apple Music songs to iTunes library or Windows Media Player, and follow the Part 1 or Part 2 to burn Apple Music songs into a CD!

Part 4. Extract Tips to Burn Spotify Music onto CD

Like its competitor Apple Music, Spotify has added DRM protection to all its songs. All the songs, albums and playlist downloaded from Spotify are in OGG format with DRM protection. To burn Spotify music to a CD, you need to get rid of DRM restrictions and convert Apple Music to common formats like MP3, WAV, etc. Don’t worry, TunesBank also released Spotify Music Converter.

TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is capable of removing DRM from Spotify music and converting Spotify songs, albums, playlist to unprotected MP3, M4A, WAV or FLAC format with keeping original audio quality and ID3 tags. 5X faster speed lets help you quickly save Spotify songs to local computer for free. All these converted Spotify music files can be played on different devices and players, or burn them into a CD, and you don’t need a Spotify Premium subscription.

Step 1. Download and install TunesBank Spotify Music Converter on Windows PC or Mac computer. Start TunesBank program, and it automatically launches the official Spotify app along with it.

login your Spotify account

Step 2. Drag & drop the songs/album/playlist from Spotify to TunesBank’s screen.

Add Spotify Songs

Or copy and paste any Spotify song/playlist URL to the search bar, and tap “Add File”.

add Spotify playlist

Step 3. When making audio CDs, the best source format to use is WAV files, please select WAV format in the “Convert all files to:” option.

select wav format

Then choose “Preferences” in the menu bar, change the Channels, Bitrate(up to 320kbps), Sample Rate according to your needs.

aujust output settings

Step 4. Press on the “Convert” button to start converting Spotify songs to WAV with high-quality.

convert spotify songs to wav

Once done, click “Finished” section > “View Output File” to locate the converted Spotify songs.

get mp3 music files

Now you can burn the converted Spotify WAV songs to a CD via iTunes or Windows Media Player.

Final Thoughts

You’ve 2 easy ways to burn your songs into a CD on computer with Windows Media Player and iTunes. In addition, you got the extra tips to convert Apple Music/Spotify music to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV formats with TunesBank Music Converters. So that you can burn your Apple Music songs or Spotify songs, playlist to a CD for enjoying in your car, or even transfer them to any device for offline playback!

Burn Spotify/Apple Songs to CD


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