With iTunes running, click the Music Store icon in the iTunes Source list on the left pane of the program’s window (Figure 7-1). If you use a dial-up modem, fire it up as you would to check email or surf the Web. If you have a cable modem or DSL, a message about connecting to the store appears in the status display at the top of the iTunes window.
Figure 7-1. The Browse button and Search box in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window locate songs on the store’s inventory. Each genre of music in the Choose Genre pop-up menu has its own set of pages. Below it, you can see many of the store’s latest additions: streaming movie trailers, music videos, and TV shows, to name a few.
As you can imagine, the whole Music Store business—especially when buying videos—works much better over high-speed Internet connections.
After you click the Music Store icon in the iTunes Source list and connect to the store, you land on the home page, which works like a Web page. If you’re in the mood to buy, you might as well take care of setting up your Apple Account now. To do so, click the “Account: Sign In” button on the upper-right side of the iTunes window. A box like the one in Figure 7-2 appears.
If you’ve ever bought or registered an Apple product on the company’s Web site, signed up for the Apple-Care tech-support plan, have a .Mac membership, or used another ...