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Create links to iTunes Music Store items Apps
Today I was messing around with iTunes and discovered that if you click and hold on the links in the top of the window (the ones next to the Home icon) ...


... then you can drag these links to an open document in a text editor such as TextEdit (or directly to your desktop). The link will be properly formatted so that you can send it to your friends. You can also click, hold, and drag individual songs and create specific links to them as well.

[robg adds: This is different than this earlier hint that talked about copying URLs from iTMS songs via the contextual menu. The screenshot is mine, not sumnchai's -- I just picked an artist at random from the What's New section of the store.]
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Create links to iTunes Music Store items
Authored by: corvus on Jul 30, '04 11:19:18AM

Anyone know how to make a URL for songs that you are sharing in iTunes? For example, if I wanted someone to listen to a song in my shared library, I'd like to be able to send them the URL for it directly.

Thanks.



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Create links to iTunes Music Store items
Authored by: jamesflach on Jul 30, '04 07:56:14PM
I wouldn't qualify this as a hint since it's listed as a "Key Feature" of iTunes. Apple - iTunes - Share Your Taste

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Create links to iTunes Music Store items
Authored by: readparse on Aug 02, '04 12:05:02PM
The feature you linked to is the iMix feature, which is totally different than this hint. This hint doesn't pretend to be the first way we've ever had to link people to songs, artists, albums, genres, etc... just the easiest. This is mainly a replacement for the iTunes Links Maker, which was a cool thing that have access to, and was better than not having the ability to make links at all, but which was kind of an annoying extra step.

This takes that step out of it. We can now drag the URL directly from iTunes, which is a great thing. You can drag it into a TextEdit or the Desktop, as the submitter reported, but you can also drag it right into iChat, which to me is the most useful example.

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iTunes Music Store Link Maker
Authored by: swhinjapan on Aug 01, '04 07:52:18PM
This hint seems useful if you happen upon a song and decide to link it, but if you have a song in mind that you wish to creat a link for try the ITMS Link Maker.

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Create links to iTunes Music Store items
Authored by: sumnchai on Aug 03, '04 12:03:10PM

Rob -
That is a weird coincidence. That's the exact same artist and album that I discovered it on. You couldn't have picked a better screenshot.



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Create links to iTunes Music Store items
Authored by: ckroberts on Sep 10, '04 10:58:55PM

Another way to create links to ITMS items is to simply drag the album cover or the particular song from your iTunes window onto you desktop or text editing application.



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