Buy music from the iTunes Store

If you don't subscribe to Apple Music or want to purchase a song or album, you can buy music from the iTunes Store. You can also download music that you purchased to your device to listen to offline.

Use the iTunes Store app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap Music.
  3. Find the song or album that you want to buy.
    iPhone showing an album you can buy in the iTunes Store
  4. Tap the price next to the song or album to buy it.
  5. Sign in with your Apple ID and password to complete the purchase. Need help?

To find the music that you purchased, open the Apple Music app and tap the Library tab.

To download music to listen to offline, tap the Download button the Download button icon.


Use the Apple Music app on your Mac with macOS Catalina

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Use the Search bar to find the song or album that you want to buy.
  3. Click the iTunes Store button in the top right-hand corner. Can't see the iTunes Store?
    The Apple Music app on a Mac showing the iTunes Store button below the volume controls, next to the Your Library button.
  4. Click the price next to the song or album to buy it.
  5. Sign in with your Apple ID and password to complete the purchase. Need help?

After you buy music, you can find it in your music library. 

To download music to listen to offline, find the song or album in your library, then click the Download button the Download button icon.

If you can't see the iTunes Store

In the latest version of macOS, the iTunes Store might be hidden. Here’s how to find it:

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. In the menu bar, choose Music > Preferences.
  3. Go to the General tab and select iTunes Store.
  4. Click OK.


Use iTunes on your PC or Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Choose Music from the pop-up menu, then click Store in the navigation bar.
  3. Find the song or album that you want to buy.
  4. Click the price next to the song or album to buy it.
  5. Sign in with your Apple ID and password to complete the purchase. Need help?

After you buy music, you can find it in your music library. 

To download music to listen to offline, find the song or album in your library, then click the Download button the Download button icon.


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