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Adding Music from the Apple Music Store to Your iTunes Music Library

With version 4.0 of iTunes, Apple introduced the amazing Music Store. This is an online source of hundreds of thousands of songs and albums you can search and browse for music in which you are interested. When you find music you want to add to your Library, you can purchase that music and download it with a couple of mouse clicks. Because you access the Music Store from within iTunes, it is very convenient to use. And because songs are only 99¢ (and sometimes even less when you purchase albums), adding music from the Music Store is an economical way to build your Library.

What's the Catch?

Because of copyright concerns, there are some limitations on the music you purchase from the Music Store. Fortunately, these limitations aren't likely to ever be noticeable to you. The only two meaningful restrictions are the following.

You can play music you purchase on only three Macs at the same time. The Mac on which you play music from the Music Store must be authorized to play it; this is done by configuring a Mac with a Music Store account. You can deauthorize a Mac when you want to use the music on a different machine, sell it, and so on so it doesn't count against the three-Mac limitation.

You can burn the same playlist that contains music you have purchased from the Apple Music Store onto only 10 CDs. However, you can always change the playlist and burn it onto additional discs or add a song to a different playlist to put it onto a CD.



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