Forum Question: Moving music from a Home Share to Individual Itunes Account

I’ve read many of the articles here, and I’m still having trouble with this whole homesharing thing. I have a 13 year old who just got an ipod. If I set up a separate folder within our one/family itunes account,and syn manually, what will happen later down the line when he wants to have all his own music to take with him to college and beyond. Is he forever attached to our family account,or can he set up his own itunes account later when he’s older, and STILL transfer or ADD the music from his ipod that is on the home-share account, or would he have to start over. Does this make sense? I’m not sure I’m explaining it right. I’m just trying to avoid paying for his music collection twice and be able to build a collection and move it to new devices and locations as he grows. I appreciate your patience with me, a Mac Dummy

Comments: One Response to “Moving music from a Home Share to Individual Itunes Account”

    6/11/11 @ 5:46 pm

    You can use Home Sharing for that yes. When he gets his own account, it would be a clean account. But you can still share your music with him. All that is needed is to authorize his Mac and/or iOS device with both his iTunes account and yours. Then you can use Home Sharing to transfer music from one to the other.
    You can always do it manually, too. Just by moving the files. But that only works with music and videos and such have DRM to prevent it.
    Of course the rules might change a few times by the time you come to this.

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