As a popular streaming music site, Spotify allows subscribers to listen to music offline and online from Spotify library of 'over 40 million songs'. With Spotify app or web player, you can access to Spotify tracks on multiple portable devices with ease. However, there is no way for you to enjoy music tracks outside of Spotify, such as playing Spotify songs in the car or on TV. Fortunately, we can burn a CD from Spotify to make it possible.
As a matter of fact, it could be a common request for many Spotify users, since Spotify doesn't support for burning playlists to CD by itself, even not for Premium users who can download music from Spotify for offline listening due to DRM protection. Well, in this case, I will share my successful experience on how to burn a CD from Spotify effortlessly.
Part 1. Things You'll Need to Burn Spotify Playlist to CD
Before you refer to the following detailed tutorial to burn a CD from Spotify, please make sure you are equipped with necessary tools as below:
A computer. Please prepare a computer running Mac OS or Windows OS and it also has the disc drive that can burn discs.
A blank CD disc. You'd better to get a CD-RW or CD-RW disc that allows to be written in multiple times.
A free CD burner. In fact, many computers come with the built-in CD burning tool, such as iTunes and Windows Media Player. Besides, you can also choose to download some free CD burners online like AnyBurn, WinX DVD Author, etc.
Spotify Music Downloads. If you would like to burn CD from Spotify Premium, please download favorited songs on your computer in advance with playing Spotify account. Due to DRM technology, you might not locate downloaded Spotify music streams, you can get help from the extra Spotify music downloader, such as the following AudFree Spotify converter.
AudFree Spotify Music Converter for Mac/Windows. This smart Spotify converting tool is designed to decrypt DRM technology from Spotify tracks as well as encode special Spotify Ogg Vorbis to plain audio formats that can be written to CD easily, like MP3, FLAC, AAC, etc. Plus, it has the ability of downloading Spotify songs or playlists to your local folder on your computer no matter you are a free or premium member.
Part 2. How to Remove DRM and Download Spotify Offline
There are so many free CD burning tools that can burn music to CD in the market. But Spotify music downloads are encrypted by DRM protection, which can't be recognized by common CD burner, unless you have removed DRM lock losslessly. As consequence, before starting to burn CD from Spotify playlist, let's refer to the following steps to download convert DRM Spotify music to MP3.
- Step 1Import Spotify songs or playlists to AudFree
- Once launched AudFree Spotify Music Converter, please drag and drop the Spotify tracks that you'd like to burn to CD to the converting window. Also, you can copy the URL including Spotify playlists, paste it to the search box of AudFree and touch the '+' button to add music files.
- Step 2Adjust output format and other output parameters
- AudFree Music Converter for Spotify supports for setting output format as MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A and M4B, you can choose one as the output format by clicking the top menu bar -> Preference-> Convert button. In the format window, you can change the bit rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc. as you like.
- Step 3Remove DRM and convert Spotify music
- Touch the 'Convert' option at the lower-right corner of the main interface to begin the conversion process. AudFree will convert protected Spotify tracks to common MP3 audio files so that you can burn the converted Spotify files to CD effortlessly.
Part 3. Two Best Ways to Make CD from Converted Spotify Downloads
Once getting the DRM-free Spotify MP3 files, it couldn't be easier to burn them to CD. Here, I will introduce two possible ways to burn a CD from Spotify, you can choose the favorite method to get started.
Burn CD from Spotify through iTunes
Step 1. Add unprotected Spotify music to iTunes library. If you don't know the detailed steps, please refer to this source page: How to Transfer Spotify to iTunes Library.
Step 2. Insert the blank physical CD disc into the CD-ROM on your computer.
Step 3. Burn Spotify playlist to CD. Please click the playlist and choose 'Burn Playlist to Disc' option in iTunes. In the pop-up new window, you can customize the output settings and need to click the 'Burn' to confirm to launch the burning process.
Burn CD from Spotify via Windows Media Player
Step 1. Insert a blank CD to your computer and launch the Windows Media Player.
Step 2. Please click the Organize -> Manage Libraries -> Music -> Add option to import converted Spotify music files to Windows Media Player.
Step 3. There are three options for your choice in the top-right corner. You can choose 'Burn' tab and then drag and drop added Spotify songs to the right of the interface to create a burn list.
Step 4. Please click the 'Burn options' tab in the upper-right hand corner and choose the type of disc to burn via the drop-down menu.
Step 5.You can also touch the 'More burn option' -> 'Burn options' to adjust output parameters. Or you can just skip it and start the burning process by clicking the 'Start burn' button.