A lot of Spotify users want to burn a CD from Spotify to play it in their car. Most of us are familiar with burning CDs with iTunes or Windows media player but got no clue how to do it on Spotify.
Is there a Spotify to CD converter or similar software program that can burn Spotify to CD?
The truth is that you can’t burn CDs from Spotify. There is no option on Spotify that allows you to burn a CD, even if you are paying a monthly subscription.
So, is there any way to burn Spotify songs to a CD? This post will show you how to burn songs from Spotify to a CD for free. To do that, I going to break down the whole task into two parts:
- How to convert Spotify music to MP3?
- How to burn MP3 to CD?
How to convert Spotify to MP3?
The first and essential step is converting your Spotify playlist to standard MP3 music files with a Spotify music converter before you can burn Spotify music to CD.
If you ask how to get Spotify songs in Spotify’s community forum, the answer is that you have to buy a song to get its MP3 version even if you are a subscriber user. Spotify advertised that taking your music everywhere. However, that is NOT exactly what you think “everywhere.” At least you can’t play it in your car with a CD.
I am not going to talk too much about why Spotify doesn’t allow you to make a CD from Spotify, and this is not the point of this post. You could check here for the reason why Spotify can’t burn a CD.
If you want to download Spotify songs without purchasing, here are three steps to get it done.
All we need is a Spotify to mp3 converter that converts Spotify songs with original sound quality. In the following guide, we have chosen the Cinch audio recorder to convert Spotify music to mp3,
- Download, install the Cinch audio recorder here
- Launch the Cinch on your desktop and then click the recording button in upper-left
- Playing a Spotify song or playlist that you want to download on your computer
That’s it. The software will do the rest for you. You will get the mp3 file after songs are played. Or you could click the stop button at upper-left, the same spot as the recording button, to stop recording. Click the folder icon in the lower-right to access the output folder quickly.
Why is recording Spotify music the best way to convert Spotify to MP3?
There is software to get Spotify tracks by downloading it online. How did it work? You didn’t get tracks from the Spotify server directly. The software asks you to provide a URL of a Spotify playlist that can parse the playlist’s song titles and then search these titles on other music sources and download music. However, the music you have downloaded might be the wrong version or low quality. Recording music will make sure you get the same quality as the original music. You could record songs up to 320kbps and lossless WAV.
How to burn Spotify music to a CD?
If You already know how to burn CD from MP3 files with your favorite CD burning software, you could leave this post to start making your CD now.
For those who are new to CD burning, I would like to show you the basic steps on how to use Windows media play and iTunes to burn songs to CD for free.
- A computer has a disc drive.
- A blank CD: CD-RW or CD+RW disc
- MP3 files for burning CD on the same folder
How to burn CD from MP3 with Windows Media Player (WMP)?
Windows media player is a build-in media managing software of Microsoft. If you are a Windows user, you could find it at start>all programs> Windows Media Player
- Insert a blank CD into the disc drive of your computer.
- Open the WMP.
- Press the ‘Burn’ button on the right.
- Drag and drop Spotify songs into the burn list.
- Click the menu in the Burn panel.
- Press the ‘Start Burn‘ button.
How to burn CD from MP3 with iTunes
iTunes is a famous music player on Apple OS. You could launch it in the dock if you have a mac computer.
- Open iTunes.
- Go to ‘File > New > Playlist’ and create a playlist.
- Insert a blank CD into the disc drive.
- Open the ‘File’ menu and select‘ Burn Playlist to Disc.
- Select the ‘Audio CD‘ in the format list.
- Press the ‘Burn’ button.
Why doesn’t Spotify allow people to burn a CD?
Spotify is a streaming music service that offers music to users online for free, but they have to pay artists by the number of played songs. The song won’t get count when you burnt it on a CD. Also, Spotify couldn’t verify your subscription was still active when the tracks get burnt to a CD, and they wouldn’t be able to delete them if you stopped paying.
In other words, when you burn Spotify music to CD, the music saved in local storage, they will lose control of the music and against the agreement with record companies. E.g., people get music files from Spotify and then stop subscribing to it. Free users will listen to music without a Spotify music player, Spotify will consequently lose all advertisement income.
The main reason Spotify doesn’t allow to burn a CD from a Spotify playlist is that this against the vital benefit of Spotify.
Since Spotify can’t burn a CD directly, we need to utilize two third party software applications to get the job done. One is a Spotify music converter, and the other is a CD burner. Now, you should be able to burn songs to CD from Spotify after reading this post. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please comment below.