Any workaround to burn Apple Music songs to CDs

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  1. baimiss macrumors newbie

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    I discovered I couldn't burn any Apple Music tracks to a CD. When I dragged the tracks from my purchased playlist into a new playlist and clicked "Burn Playlist to CD", I got a warning telling me that some of the tracks were Apple Music and couldn't be burned. How do I burn a CD of tracks I've legitimately purchased and downloaded through Apple Music?

    I then googled and find the answer in iTunes support: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH20378?locale=en_US

    You can’t burn the following to CDs or DVDs:
    • Movies and TV shows purchased from the iTunes Store

    • Songs or music videos downloaded from Apple Music
    But I just want to do that, I then find that there is article about how to burn Apple Music songs to CDs on NoteBurner website. http://www.noteburner.com/apple-music/burn-apple-music-to-cd.html. The mentioned software seems good, but it is a shareware, do you have any other workaround to burn Apple Music songs to CDs?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Apple Music is a streaming (aka: rental) service and doesn't sale any music. Are these tracks you purchased through iTunes?
     
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  4. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    U can burn to CD, just not doing the legal way. There is only pne piece of software that does it right, MacSome iTunes Converter. As of iTunes 12' Apple removed the menu option to burn DRM anyway which breaks 99% of these software *except* the one i mentioned.
     
  5. baimiss, Mar 10, 2016
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    Find no other free way to help me do this. I have purchased NoteBurner.
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    It seems this program can work. But I have already bought NoteBurner.
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    No, I only subscribed Apple Music. It allows me download songs for offline listening during subscription period.
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    In that case, you haven't "legitimately purchased" the songs, you have subscribed to a service that lets you listen to them as long as your subscription is active. The reason you can't burn them to CD is that there would then be no way of preventing you cancelling the service and continuing to listen to the songs on CD.

    If you're going to go to the trouble of removing the DRM from the songs, you may as well just torrent them because there's very little difference from a legal perspective between the two options at that point

    If you want to burn songs to CDs, buy them from the iTunes Store, Google Play Music, Amazon Downloads, etc, etc
     
  7. lagwagon Suspended

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    As others have said. With Apple Music you're just essentially renting the songs for the time that you pay for the subscription. You don't own them like a normal purchase. That is why you can't burn them to a CD. Otherwise people would just pay $9.99 for one month and burn thousands upon thousands of albums for practically no cost. In what world do you think it would be ok to get and keep tens of thousands of dollars worth of music for just ten dollars?
     
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    As others have noted, there is no legal way to burn Apple Music songs to CD, as it lets you bypass the "rental" aspect of them. You'll need to pay for the songs individually.
     
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