How to Put Rhapsody Songs on My iPod

By Jared Huizenga

Although it’s not the method that Apple would recommend for purchasing music for your iPod–it has its own iTunes store for purchasing music–as long as you utilize the iTunes software you can transfer music from Rhapsody to your iPod. Because Rhapsody downloads are MP3s–a format supported by the iPod–you can purchase music through Rhapsody and transfer it as easily as you can your iTunes purchases. An added advantage of Rhapsody is that if you have a paid membership, you can listen to songs before you purchase them, although only songs you’ve purchased can be added to your iPod.

Things You'll Need

  • iTunes 9 or later
  • Dock connector to USB cable (supplied with iPod)

Transferring Rhapsody Songs to iTunes

Step 1

Open the iTunes software on your computer.

Step 2

Click on “File” in the main control menu at the top of the iTunes interface.

Step 3

Scroll down to and click on “Add to Library.” Choosing this option will bring up a pop-up window for you to use to find your Rhapsody music on your computer. Often the music is located in the My Music or My Documents folder.

Step 4

Click on the songs you want to add in the pop-up window. To select multiple songs from the album, hold down the control button on a PC or the apple button on a Mac and click on additional songs.

Step 5

Click on “Choose” to add the songs to your iTunes library. The Rhapsody songs you selected from the folder will now appear in your iTunes music library.

Transferring Rhapsody Songs from iTunes to iPod

Step 1

Connect your iPod to your computer with the supplied dock connector to USB cable. iTunes will launch automatically when your computer recognizes that your iPod is connected to it. If it doesn’t open, open the software manually.

Step 2

Click on “Music” below the “Library” option at the top of the left control pane of the iTunes interface, which will bring up a list of all of the songs that are in your library.

Step 3

Scroll down to the Rhapsody song that you want to add to your iPod and click on it to highlight the song. Select multiple songs to transfer by holding down the apple button on a Mac or the control button on the PC and clicking on additional songs.

Step 4

Click on any of the highlighted songs and drag them to the iPod icon that is located in the device menu on the left side of iTunes. The icon appears when you first connect your iPod to your computer.

Step 5

Release the mouse when your iPod icon becomes highlighted. This will copy your Rhapsody songs to your iPod.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you use the optional Rhapsody Download Manager, you can have Rhapsody automatically copy your downloaded music to your iTunes library.
  • You have to add your Rhapsody songs to your iTunes library to transfer the songs to your iPod. You cannot use Rhapsody to directly transfer the songs to your iPod.