What youve been waiting for
Its what music lovers have been waiting for: a music store with Apples legendary ease of use, offering a hassle-free way to preview, buy and download music online quickly and easily. The iTunes Music Store has virtually every category of music to choose from. And whatever your tastes in music are: Rock, Rap, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Latin, New Age, Folk, Inspirational, R&B;, Reggae, Electronic, Classical or something in between chances are youll find the tunes youre looking for. And the iTunes Music Stores catalog of songs is growing every week. So if you dont find a track youre looking for, come back tomorrow.
Know when new songs are available
Be sure to sign up for the free New Music Tuesdays email bulletin (available when you create your account) to keep current with all the new releases and newly added back catalog selections.
One of the first things youll notice about the music is the stunning sound quality. In fact the sound was so good that audiophiles who beta tested the iTunes Music Store were astonished to learn they were listening to 128 kbps sound files. The secret? Its the new AAC format, which combines sound quality that rivals CDs with smaller files sizes (compared to MP3s). So not only do the songs take up less space on your hard disk, they can be downloaded faster, too.
Easy and free music previews
To hear what a song sounds like, simply double-click on a music track just as you would a song stored on your hard disk. Youll hear a 30-second sample that rivals CD quality sound. The iTunes Music Store also lets you to view an artists discography. Whats more, you get the album cover art as well. As youve probably experienced, there are times when a hot new album is sold out. The great thing about buying music in the iTunes Music Store is its open 24/7 with unlimited availability of our catalog of songs.
Apple has made the music-buying experience a whole lot easier. Our agreements with the major record labels make a huge selection of music available to you. You can buy an album or only the songs you want. And once you buy the music, you own it no complicated rules, no clubs to join, and no monthly fees. If you like a song, you buy it for just 99¢, and it downloads directly to your music library in seconds. In fact, you can buy a song or a whole album with just one click.
A treat in store for music lovers
If you have a broadband connection, enjoy exclusive full-length music videos that you can watch right in the iTunes Music Store. Choose from over a dozen top artists that also have exclusive tracks in the Music Store.
Its easy, its fair and its legal
The iTunes Music Store is fast and convenient for you, and fair to the artists and record companies. In a nutshell, you can play your music on up to three computers, enjoy unlimited synching with your iPods, burn unlimited CDs of individual songs, and burn unchanged playlists up to 10 times each.
The iTunes Music Store is only available in the U.S. To get running all you need is a Mac with Mac OS X (version 10.2.5 or later recommended), and an Internet connection (DSL, Cable or a LAN-based connection recommended for streaming and downloading music). Just download iTunes 4, click the Music Store icon, and youve got the worlds most accessible music store, right on your screen. Feel free to browse for as long as you want. Theres no pressure to buy, no annoying pop-up ads, and no confusion about whats offered.