How to Buy Music on iTunes&Download Purchased iTunes Music

Updated by Adam Gorden on Feb 25, 2022 8:27 AM
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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.

iTunes is a comprehensive music app. Users can stream and download music from it easily. You can also buy music from iTunes for playing offline forever. However, the biggest problem is that you can't play the purchased music on the other apps or devices as your needs. In the following parts, we'll show you how to buy music on iTunes and download purchased music from iTunes for unlimited listening.

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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 Mac:

1. Launch the Apple Music app.

2. Select Music > Preferences from the menu bar.

3. Navigate to the General menu, pick iTunes Store, and then click OK.

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4. Click the search bar, then type in the song or album you wish to purchase.

5. In the upper-right corner, click the iTunes Store button.

6. To purchase a song or album, click the price next to it.

7. To finish the transaction, sign in with your Apple ID and password.

On PC:

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1. Launch iTunes.

2. Select Music from the pop-up menu, then Store from the navigation bar.

3. Locate the song or album that you wish to purchase.

4. To purchase a song or album, click the price next to it.

5. To finish the transaction, sign in with your Apple ID and password.

6. You can find songs you've purchased in your music library.

On iOS Devices:

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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.

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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 Gift Card or Code, 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.

On iOS devices

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1. Startup the iTunes Store app.

2. At the bottom of your screen, touch the More icon, then Purchased.

3. Choose Music.

4. Find the music you want to download, then click it.

5. To download a song or album, use the Download button next to it.

On Mac/PC

1. Begin by opening the Apple Music app.

2. From the menu bar at the top of your screen, go to Account > Purchased.

3. Find the music you want to download.

4. Click the Download button next to a song or album.

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 ViWizard Audio 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.

Comes with an intuitive interface, the ViWizard 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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Step 1 Import the Apple Music Songs You Like to the Main Interface

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First of all, you can install ViWizard Audio Converter on your PC from the link above. Then you can load the music you like from iTunes Library by clicking the Load iTunes Library icon or drag and drop the local media files from your computer to the interface.

Step 2 Change the Output Setting as Your Need

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Now you may click the Format panel to set the parameters of output audio. The output formats include MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4B. Besides, you can also set the codec, the channel, the sample rate, and the bit rate. With the help of this software, the output files can be kept lossless quality. Click OK to save the settings.

Step 3 Convert Apple Music to MP3 Format

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After installing ViWizard Audio Converter and setting output formats, you can click the button Convert. The conversion speed can reach a 30X faster speed. When the conversion is done, click the Converted icon to view the converted Apple Music files on your computer.

Conclusion

After reading this article, you may know how to buy and download music on iTunes at ease. When you have a gift card, remember to redeem it. Though you can buy music from iTunes for playing offline, it is only available on the Apple Music app. To free your Apple Music, use ViWizard Audio Converter now. It can download Apple Music in an open format for playing on any device you like. Click the download button below to have a try right now.

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