Buy or download music from the iTunes Store in Music on Mac
You can buy music from the iTunes Store and then listen to it on your computer or your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can also buy items from your Wish List.
You can set up Music to automatically download items you purchase from the iTunes Store to multiple computers and devices. This way, all your computers and devices are kept up to date with the same new content, even if you don’t sync them.
Depending on how you set up your Media & Purchases settings, buying or downloading items may require a password.
Buy or download an individual item
In the Music app on your Mac, do one of the following to find a song or album in the iTunes Store:
Search: Click the search field in the top-left corner, enter what you’re searching for (such as an artist or album name), click iTunes Store on the right, then select a suggestion or press Return.
Browse: Click iTunes Store in the sidebar, look through the various albums, songs, and categories in the main Music window, then select an item.
To preview an item before purchasing, move the pointer over the item, then click the Preview button .
To buy and download the item, click the button—which might be labeled Buy, Free, Subscribe, a specific price, or something else.
See the Apple Support article Add and download music from Apple Music.
Turn on automatic downloads on an authorized computer
Note: Some items may not be available for automatic downloading in all countries or regions.
In the Music app on your Mac, make sure you authorized your computer to play iTunes Store purchases. See the Apple Support article Authorize or deauthorize your computer for iTunes Store purchases.
Choose Music > Settings, click General, then select Automatic Downloads.
If Music is open when you make a purchase on another computer or device, the purchased item is downloaded to your computer at the same time that it’s downloaded to the other device. If Music isn’t open at the time of purchase, the item is downloaded automatically the next time you open Music, or when you choose Account > Check for Available Downloads.
Turn on automatic downloads on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Important: Before turning on automatic downloads on an iOS or iPadOS device, make sure you signed in to the iTunes Store using the same Apple ID that you used to sign in to Music on your Mac.
On your device’s Home screen, tap Settings, then tap iTunes & App Store.
Tap to turn on Music (and any other items you want to download automatically).