Want to learn how to send a song from iTunes to a friend? It’s actually pretty easy to do! There’s even a way to do it directly from iTunes itself, which we will be showing you first. Then we’ll follow that up with a quick into on how you can use a third-party program called iMusic to do pretty much the same thing — but much easier! Make sure to stick around till the end to learn all that you need to know about emailing your friends and family iTunes music!
As mentioned, the first thing that we’re going to be discussing is how you can use iTunes to email music. For this, we’re going to be using the iTunes Mac version. Is it going to be complicated? Somewhat. A lot of iTunes how-to tutorials tend to be since it’s such a big and restrictive software, but we’ve listed all the steps down below along with appropriate screen captures — so, you can follow along if you want to try it out for yourself!
In order to be able to email your iTunes music, you’re going to need to make it accessible first. For this, a couple of changes will need to be made regarding your iTunes music settings.
To start this process, click the iTunes tab > Preferences…
Next, we’re going to be moving onto the Advanced preferences — which you can select from the row of icons at the top of the “Preferences” window that pops-up.
Under the Advanced Preferences settings, you need to make sure that both “Keep iTunes Media Folder Organized” and “Copy files to Media Folder when adding to library” are selected. Once those two options are selected, press the OK button to save your settings.
Now, all the songs that you have on your iTunes library, should be in something called the “iTunes Media” folder. You can locate this by searching for the iTunes folder using the ‘finder’ app (shown in the image below.)
To actually email this song, you’ll need to compose your email, and attach the file.
Select the Attach Files option on the email composer in order to browse your computer for the appropriate song.
To find the song that you want to use, you will need to browse for the following…
iTunes ; iTunes Media ; Music
Once there, you’ll be able to select the song from the available artists/album folders. Just click the choose button when you’ve selected the one that you want to send.
Now, we’re going to be showing you how to do practically the same thing — except this time on a Windows computer. The process, as you’re probably going to notice, is exactly the same. However, there are a couple of differences that might confuse users — especially when it comes to locating where your music goes and the actual process of changing the preference options so that you will be able to have a transferrable copy of your iTunes’ songs ready to go at any time.
We’ve just started, but we’ve already run into our first difference. You see, in order to access the preference settings on a Windows PC, you need to…
Select the Edit tab > Preferences…
Fortunately, this portion stays the same. You need to click the Advanced settings option, then make sure that both the “Keep iTunes Media Folder” and “Copy files to iTunes Media Folder…” options are enabled.
Once done, save your changes by clicking OK!
Of course, with a Windows PC, we’re going to be using the Windows Explorer to browse instead. Just like before, however, we’re looking for the iTunes Media folder. To find it, you’ll have to go to the following:
This PC > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media folder
Again, like before, select the Attach Files option on whatever email composer you chose in order to send your song to a friend.
From there, you’ll be able to attach the song that you want to send by accessing the iTunes Media folder (which, as we discussed, is in the iTunes Music folder.)
For this last tutorial, we’re going to be showing you a quick one-click method of sending a song from iTunes to your iPhone (usable for both Mac and Windows.) This will be a little different from the previous tutorials. Not only because we’re sending the songs directly to our mobile device, but also because we’re going to be using a third-party program to do it! This particular third-party program, called iMusic, is especially easy to use when it comes to transferring files like this. It also offers other features that maximize convenience. Including:
You can selectively choose what you want to send from your iTunes to iPhone, but all you really have to do is click the Transfer button and you’re done!
Conclusion: How do you send a song from iTunes? We’ve introduced you to three of the most relevant solutions just now! Hopefully, we were able to answer your question about what method or program to use. Now, if you want our recommendation on the most helpful program, we suggest you go try out the iMusic software first! It will allow you to easily and quickly send or email your iTunes music. A FREE trial is available, so try it now and see just how easy it can be!