ITunes allows you to download music to an iPod automatically or manually. Use an automatic download to transfer an entire music library or to choose selected playlists, artists, albums or genres from your collection. To download selected tracks, albums or artists, use a manual download.
Download Music Automatically
If you have enough space on the iPod, you can set iTunes to download your entire music library automatically. Alternatively, automatically download selected music by playlist, artist, album or genre.
Transfer Your Music Library
Connect the iPod to iTunes and select its icon to open its menu. Select Music in the Settings area.
Check the Sync Music button and select Entire Music Library. If available, check the box next to music videos to include videos in the download. If you've made changes to the iPod's settings, select Apply and then Sync to download the library; if you haven't made changes, select Sync.
Transfer Selected Music
Select the iPod's icon and open Music in the Settings area. Select the Sync Music button and then check the Selected Playlists, Artists, Albums and Genres button. If you're given the option to include music videos and you want to add them to the download, check the Include Music Videos box.
Select the music you want to add from the Playlists, Artists, Genres or Albums areas by checking its boxes. When you've chosen your selection, select Sync. If you've made changes to the iPod's settings, select Apply and then Sync.
Download Music Manually
To download just a few tracks or albums to the iPod, make a manual transfer.
Go to the music you want to download in iTunes. You can add a track, album or artist. Drag the music up to the iPod's icon to open the iPod's menu at the side of the screen.
Drag the music down to the iPod's name in the Devices area of the side menu. When the iPod highlights blue, release your mouse to drop the music and transfer it to the device.