Last Updated: November 25, 2020
If you use Spotify, then there’s a good chance that you are hoping to burn a CD of your Spotify playlist so that you can play it in your car. For whatever reason, you aren’t able to connect your phone via Bluetooth to your car media player, which is why you need to be able to burn a CD from Spotify.
So, the question is, is there a Spotify to CD converter that you can use to burn CDs for your car? No, there is not. Spotify doesn’t have an option that lets you burn a CD, even if you are paying their monthly subscription.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at how you can burn songs from Spotify to a CD completely free of charge. We are going to talk about two things today, how to convert Spotify music to MP3, and how to burn MP3 to a CD.
Let’s dive in.
How to Convert Spotify to MP3
The first thing you need to do is to convert your Spotify playlist to MP3 music files if you are hoping to burn them onto a CD.
If you go to Spotify’s community forum and ask how you can get Spotify songs, the answer will be that you have to buy the song to get the MP3 version even if you are subscribed. However, if you want to be able to download Spotify songs without purchasing them individually, here are three steps to achieving this.
The first thing that you will need is a Spotify to MP3 converter that lets you convert Spotify songs with the original sound quality.
First, you will want to download the MP3 converter and install it on your desktop. Once you’ve done this, you can select the recording button, to play the Spotify song that you want to download onto your computer.
Once you have done this, most MP3 converters will do the rest for you. Once the song is played, you will get the MP3 file on your computer.
Why is Recording Music from Spotify the Best Approach?
The short answer to this question is that you will get the original quality of the song. There is software out there where you can get Spotify tracks by downloading them online, except that the software won’t get the tracks from the Spotify server directly.
They will ask you to provide a URL of the playlist so they can search the titles on other music sources. However, if you are determined to keep the quality of the song the same as the original, then recording the music through an MP3 converter is your best option.
How to Burn Spotify Music to a CD
If you are brand new to the idea of burning MP3 files to a CD, there are some basic steps to follow. You will need a computer that has a disk drive, as well as a blank CD, and MP3 files that you can burn onto the CD.
Burning a CD from MP3 with Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player is the built-in managing software made by Microsoft. This means that if you’re using Windows, you can make the most of this software to burn your CD from MP3 files.
- Place your blank CD into the disk drive of your computer.
- Open Windows Media Player.
- Select ‘burn’ which should be on the right-hand side.
- Drag and drop your Spotify songs into the list that you want to burn.
- Find the menu in the burn panel.
- Select ‘start burn’.
How to Burn a CD with MP3 Using iTunes
There is a good chance that you’ve got iTunes on your computer as well. If you prefer to burn your CD with MP3 files through iTunes, then read on for the prompts.
- Go to iTunes.
- Select ‘file – new – playlist’ to create your playlist.
- Place your blank CD into the disk drive.
- Open the ‘file’ menu and choose ‘burn playlist to disc’.
- Select ‘audio CD’.
- Select ‘burn’.
Why Won’t Spotify Let You Burn a CD?
Spotify is a streaming music service that lets its users listen to music online, but the trouble is they have to pay the artists for letting them use their content. This means that the song won’t get counted if you burn it to a CD, which is why they don’t allow their users to burn their files to a CD.
Spotify also won’t be able to verify if your subscription is still active when you burn tracks to a CD, which means they won’t be able to prevent you from doing so even if you are not subscribed.
Because Spotify won’t let you directly burn a CD with MP3 files of its music, you will need to use a third-party software to get the job done. As we have talked about, one is a Spotify music converter, and the other is a CD burner.
With the instructions above, you should be able to burn Spotify songs to a CD without having too much trouble. Good luck!