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How to put music on iTunes

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How to put music on iTunes: You are a beginner with the OS X universe, you have decided to transfer your digital music collection to your computer but in trying to do this you have encountered some difficulties in being able to understand how put music on iTunes? You have a Windows PC and after listening to the suggestions of your most trusted friends, you have chosen to rely on the famous player from Apple but it is not clear how to import your collection of songs? If the answer to these and other similar questions is affirmative, know that I have good news for you: you have landed on the right guide! In fact, in the following lines I will go to explain everything that is possible to do to be able to put music on iTunes in a practical and fast way.

Before you can scare yourself and think about the worst, however, I want to reassure you right away that contrary to appearances putting music on iTunes is not at all complicated. I know, maybe right now you are thinking the exact opposite but you have to trust me, that’s really how things are.

Having clarified this, if you are therefore interested in finding out how to proceed in order to put music on iTunes, I suggest you take a few minutes of free time, sit comfortably in front of your Mac or your PC and concentrate carefully on reading the instructions I am about to give you. . Ready? Yup? All right, then let’s get started.

Before explaining how to put music on iTunes, however, it is good that you clear your ideas about the nature of the program in question. If you are not already aware of it, know that iTunes is the default multimedia player of Apple products as well as the store through which you can buy multimedia content for Apple devices. It is then the software that allows you to manage all iPhones, iPads and iPods. On Mac systems iTunes is pre-installed, on Windows it is not.

Note: Regardless of whether you have a Mac or a PC, the steps to take to be able to put music on iTunes are exactly the same. With some exceptions, the player presents similar commands on both OS X and Windows.

Made clear about it if you are interested in understanding how to put music on iTunes you must first of all know that there are currently three different ways to import the music of your interest into the Apple program. To put music on iTunes it is in fact possible to proceed by importing songs and folders already present on your computer, copying music CDs or buying music on the iTunes Store.

Import songs and folders

If you are interested in understanding how to put music on iTunes by importing songs and folders already on your computer, the first thing you need to do is start the Apple multimedia player, wait for the latter’s window to be visible on the screen, press the menu File and then choose the item Add to library ….

At this point select the song or folder containing the music files you are interested in putting on iTunes and then press the button You open located in the lower right part of the new window that opened.

Screenshot of iTunes on Mac

Then wait a few moments for the procedure by which to put music on iTunes is started and completed, then check that the song or music collection of your interest has been correctly added to the player by taking a look at the section Music of the same accessible by clicking on the icon in the shape of a musical note connected in the upper left part of the program window.

As an alternative to the procedure I have just indicated, you should know that you can put music on iTunes also simply by pressing the icon in the shape of a musical note located in the upper left part of the player window, by clicking on the item Music placed at the top and dragging the single song or folder containing the music you intend to import directly into the program window.

Screenshot of iTunes on Mac

Then wait a few moments for the procedure that I have just indicated to you to put music on iTunes is started and completed then check that the song or music collection of your interest has been correctly added to the player by taking a look at the section Music of the same.

Copy music CDs

Do you have a music CD and want to understand how to put music on iTunes by copying it? If the answer is yes, to start with, start the Apple multimedia player and then insert the disk you intend to “rip” (if you were not aware of it, know that it is said in jargon when you turn music CDs or DVD movies into files compressed files such as MP3 and Avi / DivX) in your computer’s optical drive.

Once this is done, a new window should appear on the screen after a few moments with written on it Do you want to import the “CD Title” CD into your iTunes library? (in the place of CD title you will find the title of the music CD you have inserted into your computer). Then press the button Yup in such a way as to start the procedure by which to put music on iTunes and wait for the complete operation.

Screenshot of iTunes on Mac

Then wait a few minutes for the procedure that I have just indicated to you to put music on iTunes is started and completed then check that the song or the music collection of your interest has been correctly added to the player by taking a look at the section Music of the same which you can access by pressing the icon in the shape of a musical note connected in the upper left part of the program window.

Note that by default the songs on the CD will be imported into iTunes in ACC format. If you are interested in changing the format in which the songs on the CD are imported into the player before starting the procedure by which to put music on iTunes that I have just indicated, presses on the item iTunes (if you are using OS X) or on voice Edit (if you are using Windows) located at the top of the program window then click on Preferences… and then on the button Import settings … present in correspondence with the item When inserting a CD: attached to the displayed window.

Then use the menu located next to the item Import using: to choose the format in which to put iTunes music from CD. Optionally, you can also select the import quality. To do this, select the desired operation from the menu next to the item Settings:. After the changes press the button OK to confirm and apply the changes.

Screenshot of iTunes on Mac

Purchase music on the iTunes Store

The solutions to put music on iTunes that I have already proposed do not interest you and you want to understand how to succeed in your intent by buying music tracks directly from the store attached to the famous player? Yup? Well in that case proceed as indicated below.

Start iTunes, press the button depicting a musical note that is located at the top left and then click on the item iTunes Store present at the top right. At this point you should see the iTunes Store home page with the list of the most interested albums of the moment. To browse the sales charts or the list of albums based on the musical genres they belong to, use the buttons and items found in the upper part of the window instead to search for artists and songs directly use the field Search for located at the top right.

Screenshot of iTunes on Mac

To download a song or album of interest and then to put music on iTunes, just click on the button next to the title of the same and indicating the purchase price. After clicking on the button, enter any password referring to your Apple account and then wait for the procedure by which to load music from iTunes is first started and then completed.

Screenshot of iTunes on Mac

If you wish, before downloading a song or an album you can listen to a short preview by pressing the play button that you can view by placing the mouse cursor on the title of the same.

Once the download is complete, you can then listen to the downloaded music by accessing the section Music iTunes on your PC or Mac.

The standard prices of albums are between € 9.00 and € 13.00, those of single songs instead range from € 0.99 to € 1.29 but there is no shortage of offers with albums at € 5.99 and singles at 0 , 69 euros. Find the most interesting offers on the right side of the iTunes Store main page, under the items Albums less than € 5, Albums under € 6 And Albums less than € 7.

If it is not your intention to spend money to download music from iTunes, it is possible to adopt some “tricks” thanks to which in certain circumstances you have the possibility to obtain songs and music albums for free and, it should be noted, in a perfectly legal way. To find out more, I invite you to read my guide on how to download free music from iTunes.