“Many record labels and artists who sell music on the iTunes Store direct their fans and customers to Apple’s store through links on their websites,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville. “However, since Apple Music went live, these links no longer work correctly.”
“Instead of sending someone to the iTunes Store, where they can buy an album, these links redirect to the Apple Music section of iTunes, or of the Music app on iOS (if the user has Apple Music turned on),” McElhearn writes. “As such, artists and labels may find that, instead of nudging people to buy their music on the iTunes Store, they are instead only offering an option for people to stream it.”
“There are two ways you can fix this. The first is to use Apple’s Link Maker tool. Search for a song or album, and you’ll see a series of links,” McElhearn writes. “The second method is to manually change your links, [replacing “&app=music” with “&app=itunes.”]
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MacDailyNews Take: Another thing about Apple’s iTunes Link Maker tool: It says “Create links for Apple Music, the iTunes Store, the App Store, the iBooks Store, and the Mac App Store,” but it no longer makes any links for the Mac App Store and, in the “Media Type” pulldown, there is no option for “Mac apps” at all. What’s the deal, Apple?