How To Find Free Music On iTunes

Music these days is anything but cheap. However, it is a hugely popular industry, and most people are currently buying their music digitally rather than physically. In fact, just this week Mercury Records have decided to scrap physical sales in favour of an entirely digital business. What this means is that you will now be unable to purchase physical vinyl or CD’s by artists signed under Mercury Records unless it is a charity single or the company are sure that they are going to be making a huge profit. The most popular digital music store at the moment is iTunes. With users all over the world, this is a multimillion dollar industry. As you can see from the image below, the iTunes store is fairly easy to navigate. You can reach the store with a click on iTunes store in the sidebar after starting up the Apple iTunes software.

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Usually the most popular downloads are shown on the home page of the iTunes store. As you can see from this image the film ‘The Tourist’ with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp is on display, as well as some of the top singles this week. However, these are not cheap. Obviously, one or two downloads a week isn’t going to break the bank, but for those who like to discover new music, this isn’t really an option. This is why free downloads on iTunes are great.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that come with downloading free music from iTunes. Firstly, there is the ability to discover new music that you probably would not have been able to find otherwise. There are several artists available on iTunes with free tracks. The good thing about this is that you can continuously add new music to your iTunes library and possibly discover an artist that you love and would like to hear more of. When you are buying music from iTunes you are only going to be buying songs by artists that you have actually heard of whereas free music offers a much wider range of different styles of music that you would not otherwise listen to.

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Of course, there are downsides to downloading free music on iTunes, but these negatives are far outweighed by the positives. The only real negative is that you are not going to be able to get well known songs by really popular artists for free. Occasionally, there will be popular songs available for free download such as live versions, but this is not a regular occurrence. So, you may be wondering how you can download free music from iTunes. The good news is that this really couldn’t be simpler. First, you are going to want to scroll down to the bottom of the home page, as shown below.

free on itunes

Here you will see a section labelled as ‘Free On iTunes’. Please note that this section may not be available in all localized iTunes stores.Once you see this section you should click on the ‘See All’ tab, and you will be presented with the page shown below.

free on itunes music

The great thing about this section is that not only can you download free music, but you can also download TV episodes, movies, music videos, and apps all for free. As you can see from the image shown above, this is a really easy page to navigate. All you have to do is click on the song that you want to download and then it will start downloading automatically. Once the download is complete you will find it in your library on iTunes. It really is as simple as that. So, there you go, a quick guide on getting free stuff from iTunes!

The iTunes store is regularly replacing the free music, tv shows and other media with new free media. It pays to check the section regularly.

You do need an Apple iTunes account that is associated with a real person in the iTunes store's country to download free music, tv shows and other media.

It is theoretically possible to create a fake account to download the free music and stuff from iTunes. It is not that complicated to setup but legally questionable.

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Responses to How To Find Free Music On iTunes

  1. goddert March 29, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Sorry, but 700 words for telling us where to find the "Free on iTunes" section?? I'm sure any halfway curious person would found the scroll button the first time he/she visits the iTunes Store.

    • Martin Brinkmann March 29, 2011 at 8:40 am #

      Goddert, many users are probably not using the iTunes store at all. I'm one of them for instance.

      • charliechan March 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

        itunes store? some users dont even have itunes installed! but I might use a friends computer to check out the free stuff after reading about it here, otherwise I wouldn't of even found this out.

    • Roger March 31, 2011 at 11:57 am #

      May be I'm doing something wrong, but I've scrolled all over the place in iTunes and I can't find any reference to free stuff.
      Any help greatly appreciated. I've just been given an iPod and haven't got a thing to listen to yet.

      • Martin Brinkmann March 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

        Roger not all iTunes stores offer free media. I know for sure that the US iTunes store does. Which store are you using?

      • michael pusloski October 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

        the free on itunes button will not show up on all itunes pages
        mainly the home and a few others

  2. David March 30, 2011 at 3:21 am #

    Free? Try Warez!

  3. Roger March 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    I'm in the UK. Would that be a separate regional store that doesn't have free stuff?

    • Martin Brinkmann March 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

      Could be Roger, I have not checked the UK store. You can switch to the US store by clicking on the flag in the lower right corner of the store front. You won't be able to download anything because of your UK address but you can see how it should look like.

    • Roger March 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

      Thanks. That solves the mystery. Clearly free stuff is not available to the UK

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  5. mo August 15, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    thanks, very informative but wouldn't people all ready know this stuff?

  6. estrella September 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Another good way to get free music from iTunes is to go to your local Starbucks where each Tuesday, they have a new free track to give away. They are usually cards the shape of a credit card and printed with a code on the back that will expire in two or three months. I'm not positive that they have these cards available in non-U.S. stores, but what I like to do is get as many cards as I can week by week, and download them all at once before the expiration date goes into effect. It's kind of exhilarating, since it's all free...

  7. hi September 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    thank you i but when does i tunes post new free content is it every month or...?

  8. Lilian September 29, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    Wah, this sucks. I'm from Norway so I can't get the free songs from the US store - and they most def do not have a free section in the Norwegian store.

  9. Anonymous December 19, 2011 at 5:18 am #

    Yet another reason the US sucks. I hate the bloody yanks!

  10. Anonymous September 9, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    only people in USA can download free music from itunes?

  11. Victoria September 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    I live in the U.S and can't find the free songs. Any help?

  12. Ibrahim Gazi November 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    I m from bangladesh , how can I get free song from iTunes ? Plz help

  13. Ian November 29, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    In the UK you need to go to the iTunes Store, select Music in the top menu and then "Single of the Week" in the right hand column.

    Or you can follow my unofficial twitter account here https://twitter.com/freesingleuk
    where I tweet a direct link each week.

  14. Kat October 16, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    How do I get to see all the free songs on iTunes from my iPhone? So on the mobile iTunes where do I click to see all free songs?

  15. Kat October 16, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Btw it's IOS 7 idk how to get it on

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