Myspace launched its online music store, powered by Amazon's MP3 library, to allow users an easy way to download music directly through its website. Because the store offers MP3s that aren't protected by digital rights management (DRM) software, the downloaded tracks can be added to iTunes for instant transfer to your iPod portable media player.
Visit the Myspace Music website (see Resources) and log In. If you don't have a free Myspace account, click "Sign Up" and complete the process.
Navigate to the artist or band from which you wish to buy and download music. The music page lets you sort artists by genre or name. Alternatively, type an artist or band name or a song title into the top search bar.
Click "Buy" or "Buy Album" next to a specific song or album title. A pop-up box will appear allowing you to sign in to Amazon, the music distributor that powers Myspace Music's online store. Follow the on-screen prompts and enter your payment details. The download will start automatically as soon as you confirm payment.
Launch iTunes by selecting it from within your Windows Start menu or your Mac's Applications folder.
Drag the song you just downloaded to the iTunes window to import it into your iTunes library.
Connect your iPod to your computer with your iPod USB cable. The iTunes software will automatically sync with your iPod and transfer the newly downloaded music onto the device. If you've turned off automatic syncing, click and drag the song you downloaded to the iPod's icon in the left column of iTunes.
- The Myspace music store accepts all major credit and debit cards as payment.
- Not all the music on Myspace Music is available for purchase. Songs or albums that aren't available for downloading do not have a purchase symbol next to them.
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