How to Buy Music on iTunes&Download Purchased iTunes Music

Posted by Adam Gorden on Sep 3, 2020 3:27 PM
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The throne of the music streaming world has shifted to Spotify, but Apple still owns a large number of music-loving fans who stream music through Apple Music and iTunes. Although Apple keeps rolling out Apple Music online streaming services with subscription plans and has announced at WWDC 2019 to shut down iTunes in the upcoming days, people can still buy music on iTunes like they used to.

In the following parts, I’ll show you how to buy music on iTunes and download purchased music from iTunes for unlimited listening.

Part 1. How to Buy Music on iTunes
Part 2. Download Purchased Music from iTunes
Part 3. Download iTunes Music for Unlimited Listening

How to Buy Music on iTunes

Apple users used to get music by purchasing songs from iTunes. But as the company launched Apple Music service and is replacing iTunes with online streaming. As an Apple Music subscriber, you can stream and download songs without buying it. If you’re not subscribing to Apple Music and don’t want to get the service in the future, you can still buy music on iTunes with your Apple account.

To buy music on iTunes:

On PC/Mac:

1. Open iTunes and choose Music from the upper left menu, then click Store in the navigation bar.

2. Find the song or album you want to buy and click the price to start the purchase.

3. The purchased item will appear in your library.

On your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch:

1. Open the iTunes Store app.

2. Tap Music at the bottom of the screen.

3. Find the song or album and tap the price to buy.

4. The purchased music will appear in the Apple Music app.

Buy Music on iTunes with A Gift Card

You can purchase music on iTunes with your gift card, but before that, you’ll need to redeem your gift card.

To redeem a gift card:

1. Peel or gently scratch off the label on the back of the gift card to reveal a 16-digit code that starts with X.

2. Open iTunes on your computer and choose Account from the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window.

3. Choose Redeem, then sign in with your Apple account and follow the instructions on the screen.

When you redeem a gift card, you can purchase songs on iTunes using your Apple ID balance.

Download Purchased Music from iTunes

Once you buy a song or album, you can find it in iTunes Library. Move your mouse to the album art of the song or album, then right-click it. Click Download to download the song to your computer. After that you can find the song in the Downloaded section.

If you accidentally deleted the songs you have paid for, you can re-download purchased music on iTunes.

1. Open iTunes and log in to your Apple account.

2. Go to iTunes Store and click Purchase on the right.

3. Find the song you want to download and click the download icon to re-download the song. The song will then appear in your Library.

Download iTunes Music for Unlimited Listening

Even if you download the music you have purchased from iTunes to your computer, you still don’t own the song. You can always keep the digital file, and Apple will keep providing service to let you play it on its program. But you just can’t play it elsewhere. You’re not paying for the real ownership of the song but the ability to play it on Apple’s device.

In the past people bought physical copies of their favorite album and they can play those songs anywhere. But now as streaming services keep booming, people can hardly feel the joy of owning music anymore. However, thankfully there’s a way to keep your purchased iTunes music forever and play them anywhere you want. With the TunesKit Apple Music Converter, you can download all your favorite songs and save them to your computer in MP3 or other popular formats. Then you can keep these songs forever and stream them anywhere.

TunesKit Audio Converter

Comes with an intuitive interface, the TunesKit Audio Converter is designed to convert all protected iTunes, Apple Music songs and radio shows into MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC and other common formats.

The specially designed booster will keep the converting speed up to 30X faster with high output quality preserved. With this tool, you’ll be able to remove the protection of the songs from iTunes and play them anywhere you want.

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TunesKit iTunes Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert iTunes songs to MP3, M4B, AACand othe rpopular formats
  • Download and play iTunes songs offline without limitations
  • Customization options to change output parameters
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert at 30X faster speed
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1. Launch TunesKit and Import iTunes Music Files

add audio files

Launch your TunesKit Audio Converter and then click the music note "+" button to import songs from iTunes library. Or you can drag and drop the audio tracks to TunesKit interface.

2. Setting Output Format and Parameters

setting output format

Once completed loading input files, you can click the "Format" button in the bottom left and choose the output format among MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. You can also click the "Output" button and choose the output location.

3. Start Converting

conversion

With format setting done, press the "Convert" button and TunesKit will start the conversion process. When it is done, you can find all your converted songs by clicking the "Converted" button.

4. Enjoy iTunes Songs Everywhere

Now you can enjoy all the downloaded songs you purchased from iTunes and keep them on your devices forever. You can take them out and play them anywhere at any time.

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