If you want to buy music on iTunes, you will need to follow a few simple steps. It is the legal way to listen to all of your favorite songs without any hassle. As long as you have a credit card or PayPal account, you can buy any music you want this way. This article will tell you exactly how to go through this process.

  1. Create an Apple Account

If you do not already have an Apple account, you will need to create one. First go into the Settings app on your iPhone and tap “Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it?” Then you will want to tap “Create Apple ID” when you are prompted. You will be asked to submit some basic information like your full name, birth date and email address. This process only takes a few minutes and it is very straightforward.

  1. Open up iTunes

Next you will need to open up the iTunes Music Store on your iPhone, iPad or Mac computer. Search for the song you want to download in the empty search bar provided at the top of the screen. You can choose to hear a preview of the song by simply tapping the play button.

  1. Purchase the Song or Album

Once you have found the song or album you want to purchase, you will want to select the “Buy Song” button, which is located in the price column.

  1. Monitor Progress

You can monitor the progress of your download until it is complete. When it is finished downloading, it will appear in your library within the app. Click the “Purchased Music” playlist that appears in the Source list.

  1. Play the Music

Choose the song that you have downloaded then click the “Play” button to listen to it.


  • If you want to buy songs from Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad, simply search for the song or album you want to buy. Tap the ellipses or “More” icon next to the song. Then you will tap the “Show in iTunes Store” option. This will open up the iTunes Store. Follow the steps listed above to purchase the music you want. This method also works if you are on a Mac computer.
  • If you are using Beats 1 and want to purchase music from iTunes, you will have to first load up the iTunes app. Tap the “Wishlist” icon, which is located in the upper right hand corner. Then tap the “Radio” tab. Tap “Buy” next to the song or album in your listening history that you would like to buy. Keep in mind that the “Radio” tab might not appear for you, depending on what country you live in.

If you want to buy music from ytour Mac, open iTunes and click on the “Radio” tap. Begin playing an Apple Music radio station of your choice (Beats 1 counts). Select the “Up Next” list icon and choose the history icon to view your listening history. There is a “Buy” button next to each song.

How do you purchase songs on iTunes?

On your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device
  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Touch and hold a song, album, or playlist that you want to add to your library.
  3. Tap Add to Library.

Is iTunes free?

iTunes is a free app to manage your music library, music video playback, music purchases and device syncing. Apple Music is an ad-free music streaming subscription service that costs $10 per month, $15 a month for a family of six or $5 per month for students.

Is there a monthly fee for iTunes?

There is no monthly fee to use iTunes. You separately pay for all items you purchase for your account.

How do I purchase a song?

If you want to buy music rather than stream music, here are the best places to buy music online.
  1. Amazon.
  2. iTunes Store.
  3. Beatport.
  4. 7digital.
  5. HDtracks.
  6. Bandcamp.
  7. CD Universe.
  8. Walmart.

Can you not buy songs on iTunes anymore?

Yes. You purchase music in iTunes. Apple Music is a subscription service for listening to music in the Apple Music library, not your own. Music you listen to or download to listen to offline are not purchased.

What is the cheapest way to buy music?

  • Spotify Premium: $9.99/month.
  • Google Play All Access: $9.99/month.
  • Pandora Premium: $9.99/month.
  • Amazon Music Unlimited: $9.99/month.
  • Apple Music: $9.99/month.

Are songs cheaper on Amazon or iTunes?

iTunes Dominates, But Amazon Is Cheaper

Regardless, people are still overwhelmingly buying from iTunes, which rarely — if ever — slashes the price on its digital wares. For shoppers who are primarily interested in Billboard’s top albums, then Amazon music downloads are cheaper a whopping 84% of the time.

How much does it cost to buy songs on iTunes?

Apple pioneered the idea of buying music online, but until recently their focus has been selling song-by-song downloads via iTunes for 99 cents to $1.29 each. With Apple Music, you pay a flat $10 a month to listen to any of the songs in its catalog.

Can I buy songs on Amazon?

For Amazon Music Prime, Music Unlimited, or Music HD, download the Amazon Music web app or mobile app for iOS or Android. To buy a song without a subscription, go to Amazon Music online and select Buy Music > Digital Music. Choose a song and click Buy Song.

Can I download and keep music from Amazon Prime?

Prime Music is only accessible within the Amazon Music app. It is not possible to export titles for use on other apps and devices. Prime Music cannot be copied onto CDs and other external storage. Prime Music can be downloaded for offline playback on up to four authorized devices.

Does Amazon still do AutoRip?

AutoRip is available only for albums sold by Amazon.com. It does not apply to the same products sold by other sellers. There are sometimes multiple versions of albums that vary from one another. We’ll provide you an MP3 version of the album that we determine is comparable to the version you purchased.

Can I download Amazon AutoRip to iTunes?

Purchased Amazon Music files can be added to iTunes using a computer. Download your purchased songs to your computer first.

How do I get my AutoRip Amazon?

The best way to see the ones that are AutoRip-enabled is to use the Amazon Store’s search filter. Just type AutoRip in the search field and then modify the search as needed in the left column.

How does AutoRip work on Amazon?

Eligible physical albums (including CD, vinyl, and other formats) that are shipped and sold by Amazon include an AutoRip logo on the detail page. After you purchase an eligible album, an MP3 version of that album is added to your music library. The MP3 is added within 48 hours after your order has shipped.

What is the difference between a CD and an audio CD?

An Audio CD is a music CD like that you buy in a music store. It can be played on any standard CD player (such as a CD deck, or your car CD player, or a portable CD player). On the other side, a Data CD is similar to a CD or DVD that is used to install software on your computer: it just contains data in files.

Where are purchased albums on Amazon?

If you saved your purchase to Amazon Cloud Drive, the album is now available for you to play and download in Amazon Cloud Player. Simply open Cloud Player and navigate to your Latest Purchase playlist where you will see the album.