How to download non-U.S. albums from iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hierobryan, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2008
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    You don't. Try looking for it on Amazon, if you can't find it there, I heard rumors that people find music in dark places on the internet for free ;). But you should never do that.
  3. hierobryan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2008
    WTF? This makes no sense. I guess American ears can't handle the superior music of other countries.:confused: I'm... WTF..I don't get it.
  4. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2004
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Different countries have different licensing requirements..
  5. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Exactly .. like the UK cannot see most music videos on YouTube right now cos of licences

    Try other music sources like amazon, if not then you need to either get a UK account or sweet talk someone in UK to buy it for you (since its DRM free) but thats still technically on the naughty side
  6. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Buy an iTunes gift card. Make sure you're signed out of your iTunes account. Change the country to UK. Create a new account (you'll need a different email address). Enter the details of the gift card. Buy music.

    You'll be able to switch back and forward between accounts for purchases, but since music is now DRM-free you'll be able to play it in either account.
  7. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I'm all for pointing fingers at 'inferior music' but I hope that had a tiny bit of sarcasm in it...

    Like others have said, get a UK gift card and set-up a UK account. Sucks, but unfortunately it's not a "stupid itunes" thing, as you have (wrongly) indicated.
  8. hierobryan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2008
    Why would you add "wrongly" in parentheses when you already indicated that I was wrong by saying it's not a "stupid itunes" thing?:confused: Just curious...:rolleyes:
  9. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Are you saying that a US iTunes Gift Card can be used in other countries?

    My BF loves music from other countries that is missing on iTunes US. He just does not want to have to go through hoops to buy the full album to get a track or two that he really wants. The other issue he/we face is that he has no computer or internet access in his own home! :eek:

    DRM-free would be nice so that I could learn to share his interest in World music....
  10. Montserrat macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2004
    On a related topic - My brother lives in the US and is a big Mighty Boosh fan - what would happen if I bought him the TV series as a gift from here in the UK? Would he also have to set up a new account?
  11. Yvan256 macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2004
    Best thing you could do is buy him a UK gift card of a value big enough to cover the purchase of the entire series.

    Another option would be to buy the DVD set and use something like Handbrake, though using that program in the USA is illegal AFAIK.
  12. sysiphus macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    No. You have to buy a gift card for the country which has the store that you want to buy from. (I.E. if I want some Ayumi Hamasaki album that's only available in the Japan store, I buy a Japan giftcard and set up a JP itunes account.

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