How to Burn a CD from Spotify [Ultimate Guide]

By Elle Johnson

Updated on December 7, 2021

Q: “Can I burn a CD from Spotify?” Although streaming music is the leading role in this digital era, it is still a great idea to burn Spotify to CD for music collection. But most streaming music sites input the special protection technology to the music resources. In this case, users can only listen to their playlists on authorized devices or players.

Spotify is no exception. Even Spotify Premium users are only eligible to play Spotify music offline within the Spotify app. It is impossible to burn Spotify to CD directly without the help of any additional tool.

But don’t worry, in this article, you can get a complete tool list and a detailed tutorial on how to burn a CD from Spotify. Please view the contents carefully and follow what to do.

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Part 1. How to Burn a CD from Spotify: What You Need

  • A computer with a CD-ROM
  • A blank CD
  • A Spotify account
  • A CD burner or a DVD burner
  • The AudKit Spotify Music Converter

Here you may wonder why you need AudKit Spotify Music Converter. The reason is simple: Spotify songs all are saved in protected Ogg Vorbis formats, which can’t be downloaded as offline files and burned to CD. What Spotify Premium user downloads are cache music files. They are not findable and usable on the local device.

The AudKit SpotiLab tool solves this issue perfectly. It is designed to convert Spotify Ogg Vorbis to MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, FLAC, and such common audio formats. The converted Spotify tracks are unprotected and saved onto your local device. In other words, you can now use these converted Spotify and burn Spotify to CD, no matter what device that you are using.

Built-in the latest converting skills, AudKit SpotiLab is able to keep or improve the bitrate to 320 kbps from Spotify songs. With the numeral recognition technology, this smart tool can also identify and keep 100% complete Spotify metadata. You won’t lose any ID3 tags, such as artists, titles, albums, album arts, track numbers, etc. after downloading a Spotify playlist. In this way, it is easy for everyone to get Spotify local files and burn Spotify playlist to CD later.

audkit spotify music converter

Main Features of AudKit Spotify Music Converter

  • Download Spotify music as local files for burning to a CD
  • Convert Spotify tracks to popular audio formats at 5X speed
  • Keep 320 kbps bitrate and original ID3 tags from Spotify songs
  • Available to edit, burn, transfer Spotify music to other devices

Part 2. How to Convert Spotify to CD: Detailed Tutorial

AudKit Spotify Music Converter provides 1-min free trial for each Spotify song. To convert a complete Spotify song, please upgrade to the full version. The full version of AudKit is for lifetime use after once purchase. Now let’s check the detailed instructions.

Step 1 Load music from Spotify to AudKit

add music to spotify for burning

Download and open the AudKit SpotiLab converter on the computer. Later, the Spotify desktop app will also open. Browse what you want to burn to CD from Spotify. Select the song or playlist then drag and drop it to the main interface of AudKit SpotiLab. Or choose to copy and paste the link of the song or playlist to the search bar in AudKit SpotiLab.

Step 2 Edit the output parameters for burning Spotify to CD

reset spotify output format for burning cd

On the AudKit’s main page, open ‘Preferences’ > ‘Convert’ from the top right side. In the new settings page, you can reset the output settings to MP3, 320 kbps, and 48000 Hz, which keep the best output quality of Spotify songs.

Step 3 Download Spotify Playlist for burning Spotify to CD

convert spotify playlist for burning cd

Hit the ‘Convert’ from the bottom right place on the main page. The conversion process will start and end automatically. Then please follow the on-screen instructions to open the local ‘Converted’ folder and check the downloaded Spotify files. They are all ready to be burned to a CD.


Part 3. How to Burn CD from Spotify via 3 Easy Ways

Here is a tip that you need to know about CD burners: Most computers have a built-in DVD burner for burning CDs and DVDs. If your computer doesn’t have it, please buy an external DVD burner and connect it to your computer. Without further ado, 3 proven methods are listed to coach you to burn Spotify playlist to CD.

Method 1: How to Burn Spotify to CD via iTunes

burn spotify to cd via itunes

Step 1. Launch the iTunes app.

Step 2. Find and open ‘File > New > Playlist’ and create a new playlist.

Step 3. Insert the blank CD into the disc drive of the computer.

Step 4. Tap the ‘File’ > ‘Burn Playlist to Disc’> choose ‘Audio CD’ from the list.

Step 5. Click the ‘Burn’ to start burning CDs.

Method 2: Burn Spotify Playlist to CD via Windows Media Player

burn spotify playlist to cd via wmp

Step 1. Turn on the Windows Media Player.

Step 2. Insert the blank CD into the disc drive.

Step 3. Click the ‘Burn’ from the right side.

Step 4. Copy and paste the converted Spotify files into the list.

Step 5. Open the menu from the Burn panel.

Step 6. Tap the ‘Start Burn’ to transfer Spotify to CD via Windows Media Player.

Method 3: Burn CD from Spotify to CD via VLC Player

burn cd from spotify via vlc

Step 1. Open the VLC player and create a playlist for Spotify music.

Step 2. Drag and drop the local Spotify music onto the Playlist dock.

Step 3. Press the ‘Media’ menu > ‘Convert/Save’.

Step 4. Find the ‘Disc’ button and insert a blank CD into the disc drive.

Step 5. Select ‘Audio CD and Browse’ > choose the inserted CD > click the ‘Convert/Save’.

Step 6. Locate the burning location by hitting the ‘Browse’. Click the ‘Convert/Save’ bar to copy Spotify to CD.


Part 4. FAQs: All About Burning Spotify Playlist to CDs

Q1. Can I burn Spotify songs to a CD?

A: It depends on whether you delete the digital rights management protection in Spotify songs. All Spotify songs are protected and you can’t burn Spotify to CD directly. You have to convert Spotify tracks to unprotected music files to burn CDs from Spotify.

Q2. Is it illegal to burn Spotify to CD?

A: It is basically illegal to download and burn any Spotify tracks to CD. That is why the tracks are protected. But currently, burning Spotify to CD is still in the gray area, since this behavior is difficult to be monitored and managed.

Q3. How do I burn Spotify music from my phone to a CD?

Step 1. Import the converted Spotify songs to your phone.

Step 2. Search for the desired music files on your phone.

Step 3. Open the CD burning software and find the burning pane.

Step 4. Connect your phone to the computer via a USB cable.

Step 5. Drag and drop the music files from the phone into the burn pane on the computer.

Step 6. Insert a blank CD into your computer’s CD drive and start to burn Spotify songs to CD on the software.

Q4: Which type of CD is best for burning music?

The CD-R (Compact Disc Recordable) is the best choice for storing music as it is compatible with a wide range of players. For this reason, all our best music CD choices are of the CD-R variety.


Part 5. Wrap Up

This detailed tutorial has shown you how to burn a CD from Spotify in detail. Download and install the Spotify desktop app and AudKit Spotify Music Converter on your computer as preparation. Then follow the steps above to burn Spotify to CDs for listening with a sound system, CD player, etc.

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