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Music Downloads


Music downloads are a fast and way to get your hands on some fantastic singles and albums. Instead of receiving a physical copy in the post, you download the MP3 directly to your computer, giving you the ability to play music almost immediately after purchase! Our library is full of thousands of tracks, old and new, giving you a great selection to choose from.


How do I purchase music downloads?

Music downloads are purchased in the same way you would with any item on ShopTo. Simply add the item(s) to your basket, complete checkout, and you will be able to download the track(s) from the Music Library of your ShopTo account.

What format are music downloads in?

All tracks in our library are in MP3 format, allowing you to use them on any MP3 player (including iPhones, Mobiles, MP3 players). The majority of devices support MP3 playback, but if you’re unsure please check the manufacturer’s documentation or contact them directly to verify before purchasing.

Do you offer samples?

Yes. On each product page there is a play button next to the track title that will allow you to sample before you purchase.

Can I buy if I live outside of the UK?

Music downloads are currently available to customers within the EU.

Is it possible to cancel my download order?

You can cancel a pre-order any time before it has been processed via the pre-orders section of your ShopTo account. Once your pre-order has been processed and is available for download it cannot be cancelled. In stock music downloads are non-cancellable once purchased.

Where can I find my music downloads?

Click “Account” in the top menu bar. This will take you to your “My Account” section, where you will find a link titled “Music Library”. All your music downloads are stored here.

Can I re-download music downloads, or do they expire?

Once you have downloaded a file it’s yours to keep. You can re-download from your ShopTo Music Library should you lose or accidently delete the file at any time.

I can’t find the song I want! Will you be stocking it?

We offer a huge library with thousands of tracks for download, but not every artist or publisher currently has their music available for digital download. Our library is being added to daily so please check back regularly for new items.

Are your music downloads legal?

All our tracks are fully licensed by the copyright holders making downloading them from us completely legal.

How long will it take for my track to download?

This depends on your Internet connection and the size of the file. With a standard broadband connection though you should be able to download an MP3 of 5mb in size in around 30 seconds.



Transferring music downloads to your device


Apple iTunes:

To enable a file transfer from PC or Mac to an Apple iPod, you must first install the iTunes software. New iPods come ready with the latest version of iTunes, which is compatible with both Windows and OSX on Mac. Older iPods come with an iTunes CD for you to install on your operating system.

  • iTunes software can also be downloaded from the following link: http://www.apple.com/downloads/

  • To add music downloads to iTunes

  • 1. Open iTunes.
  • 2. Click on File from the menu at the top left.
  • 3. To add a single track click “Add File to Library” and use the browsing function to find your selected track and click ‘Ok’. To add a folder of tracks click “Add Folder to Library” and use the browsing function to find your selected folder and click ‘Ok’. We recommend you store your downloads in the same folder each time to make it easier to find.

  • Transferring music to your iPod

  • 1. Plug in your iPod via the USB connection and iTunes should automatically open. If it does not, either click the iTunes icon on your desktop or taskbar, or start iTunes from your programs menu within the start menu.
  • 2. If iTunes is set to automatically update your iPod, all the files contained within iTunes should now begin to be transferred to your device.
  • 3. If iTunes is not set to automatically update your iPod, you can transfer files manually by dragging the audio file from your iTunes library and dropping it on the iPod icon within the iTunes device list.

  • Windows Media Player:

  • 1. Open Windows Media Player.
  • 2. Windows Media Player may be set to automatically look for music on your computer. To check if your music download is already there, go to your Windows Media Library by clicking on ‘Library’ in the navigation pane. Look for your recently downloaded tracks.
  • 3. If you cannot find your music in Windows Media Player, select ‘Add to Library’ from the Library menu at the top. From there, select ‘Add’ and use the browsing function to find the folder you downloaded your music download to.
  • 4. Windows Media Player should find your music and add it to its Library.


  • Transferring music to your portable music device using Windows Media Player

    First ensure that your device is switched on, and connected to your PC via either USB, Firewire, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. If your device does sync with Windows Media Player you should get a message asking you if you want to sync your device using the Media Player, in which case you click to verify this.

    You can either configure Media Player to automatically sync your music files with your device, or set it so that you have to manually update it. If set to automatic, the Media Player will try to transfer all the music files on your computer to your device. If you do not have enough free space for this to happen, it will transfer as many tracks as your player will hold.

    If the Media Player is set to manually update, it will not start to sync when you connect your device. You can then add or remove any files you wish, at any time your device is connected. When you have your device connected to your computer, it will appear in the Navigation pane on the Windows Media Player.

    For more detailed information about the sync options available for Windows Media Player, please visit Microsoft’s How-to Centre using the following link:

  • http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/windowsvista/using.aspx
  • Windows Media Player can be downloaded free of charge using the following link:

  • http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

  • MP3 Players / Mobile Phones / Other Devices:

    Each portable music player has its own method of file transfer and often comes bundled with its own proprietary software. Some players allow the simple transfer of music via your operating systems own file explorer. To do this in Windows follow these simple steps:

  • 1. Plug your portable music device in to your PC via USB or Firewire.
  • 2. Click the start button and navigate to ‘My Computer’ where your device should show up as a removable device.
  • 3. Open this device by double clicking and locate the relevant folder for storing music files (please refer to your device manufacturer’s documentation for folder names and information).
  • 4. Locate the files you wish to transfer to your device, then simply drag them into this folder.
  • 5. Once this is complete, safely disconnect your device from your computer and you are ready to go.


  • To do this in Mac OSX, follow these simple steps:

  • 1. Plug your portable music device in to your PC via USB or Firewire.
  • 2. Your device should automatically show up on the desktop. If not, open the finder window where your device will be listed in the left of the window.
  • 3. Open this device by double clicking and locate the relevant folder for storing music files (please refer to your device manufacturer’s documentation for folder names and information).
  • 4. Locate on your hard drive the files you wish to transfer to your device, then simply drag them into this folder.
  • 5. Once this is complete, safely disconnect your device from your computer by ejecting it and you are ready to go.

  • In the case of mobile phones, it is important that you ensure that your phone supports the MP3 file format, or that it has its own proprietary software which will convert the file for transfer to your phone. You may need to install software that came with the phone, so we recommend that you read your phone manufacturer’s documentation thoroughly before attempting to transfer files from your computer.