If you use Amazon.com to buy digital music, you can often get albums that are less expensive than the actual CD. Also, if you like just one or two songs on an album, you can purchase the songs you like without paying money for songs you don't like. After downloading the music, you can play it in a variety of software programs, including iTunes. To add music to your iTunes library, you just need to follow a few important steps.
Downloading Music from Amazon
The first step to downloading music from Amazon is to find the albums or songs you want. Usually searching by the album title or the artist name is the fastest way to find the correct music. After you click on an album, you can click the button to download the whole album or you can click the link next to individual songs to download only those songs.
Installing the Amazon MP3 Downloader
If you have never downloaded music from Amazon before, you will need to install a piece of software to facilitate the downloads. Your computer will prompt you to do this automatically. You will only have to install this program once.
Auto-importing to iTunes
After downloading your music, the Amazon MP3 Downloader will ask you if you want to import the music into iTunes. If you choose to do this, your songs will be copied right away to your iTunes library.
Manually Copying to iTunes
If you don't want to import your music immediately, you can do so at a later date by manually copying the music to iTunes. By default, Amazon MP3 downloads save in a sub folder of your Music folder called "Amazon MP3." Open iTunes, then open the Amazon MP3 folder. Next, select the folder of songs you want to import and drag it into iTunes. This will add the songs to your iTunes library.
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