How to Download a Song From the iTunes Store

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The iTunes Store lets you download music from the iTunes Store to your iTunes Library. Here is how to do it.

Things You'll Need

  • Account with iTunes
  • Computer
  • Connect to the Internet.

  • Open the iTunes program on your computer.

  • Click the "iTunes Store" icon from the "Source" list.

  • Click "Sign In."

  • Click "Create New Account." Enter your information and follow the instructions to complete the registration process. When done, return to your "iTunes" window; the iTunes Store should be open.

  • Find a song by browsing through the links to featured content on the main page. Click an album cover or song name to learn more about it.

  • Type the name of a song or an artist into the "Search" field in the top right corner and press "Enter." A list of matches will appear n the window below.

  • Add the song to your shopping cart. Click the "Buy Song" button or, if you have set up one-click shopping, you'll be asked to confirm and the download will begin immediately.

  • Click the "Shopping Cart" icon. Make sure your order is correct and click "Buy Now" to begin your download.

  • Once your download finishes, the song will appear in your iTunes library.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your download fails, click "Store," and then "Check for Purchases" to see if you can resume the download.
  • You can preview a song before buying it by double-clicking it.
  • You can only download a file once each time you pay for it. Burn the song to a CD or back it up to your iPod if you don't want to lose it.
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