Free and Legal Downloads
The iPod is a great device for playing music. It doesn't matter if you have a shuffle, a Nano, a touch, or a classic; they all play music, and who doesn't like free music? Adding all of those songs can get expensive. Many owners wonder, "How can I get free iTunes for my iPod?"
There are many options for having free music on your iPod, especially if you have an iPod touch. One free option is finding sources that give away music for free. I am not talking about illegal file sharing sources - I am talking about legit downloads.
The first place to look for free music would be iTunes itself. Every week, iTunes offers a free downloadable single as a featured track. They also have free music available from other artists. In fact, they have a page on iTunes dedicated to free music.You just have to click the link on the top right of the Music page to get there.
Amazon.com also offers free music in their MP3 store. They have several pages with free tracks and albums. I once stumbled on an entire free album by an artist I like. In order to download music from Amazon you need their MP3 Music Downloader. It sends tracks right to iTunes (or Windows Media Player) and opens automatically when you buy songs from Amazon.
For other legal downloads, I suggest you visit the website of the artist you are looking for. Many artists (especially independent artists) have free MP3 downloads right on their website as samples. You might even find the artist who gives everything away for free. It doesn't hurt to look.
If you do download a track from a website you have to manually put it into iTunes. This is very easy to do. First, you have to find the file in your downloads folder. Once you find it you can do one of two things. Double clicking the file to play it will most likely open the file in iTunes. If it does the file will also be imported and added to your library. You can also drag and drop the file to your iTunes icon and that will import and add it to your library.