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As an incentive meant to drive customers to buy their iPhones straight from one of Apple’s retail stores in the United States rather than from carriers and other retailers, Apple last August started offering free digital content through its Apple Store shopping app, a free download for the iPhone and iPad.

After offering Electronic Arts’ excellent take on the classic Tetris game last month, the iPhone maker has now updated its free content promo by replacing the block-dropping game with a few “exciting new tracks helping to define this year’s musical landscape”.

Here’s how to claim your free music now…

Your free tracks include ‘Salt’ by Bad Suns, ‘Wake the Neighbors’ by Kris Bowers and ‘Calor’ by Master Blaster Sound System.

To redeem the free tracks, do the following:

Step 1: Fire up the Apple Store app (download it free in the App Store).

Step 2: Hit the Stores button at the bottom.

Step 3: Use the search field to find any U.S. retail outlet (i.e. ‘Manhattan, New York’).

Step 4: Tap on the store in search results to get to its landing page.

Step 5: Hit the ‘New Artist 2014′ link found directly underneath the ‘Upgrade your iPhone’ section.

Step 6: Tap the big green ‘Download songs for free’ button.

Step 7: Hit ‘Continue’ to confirm you agree to be taken to the iTunes app.

Step 8: Type in your iTunes credentials.

Step 9: Tap the Redeem button in the upper-right corner.

Your free tracks will start downloading immediately under the Downloads section.

Note that this offer expires March 31. The promo code is only redeemable in the U.S. iTunes Store and offered exclusively to the Apple Store app users.

Download the latest version of the Apple Store app free in the App Store.

The universal binary works with any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.

  • Al

    I’m surprised Cody didn’t post this… 🙂

  • JomanJi

    Only in the US. Well played apple, well played…… there’s more to the world than the US…

    • Lady GAGA

      there are reasons for that , kid

      • David Gitman

        I dont like your songs anyways

      • JomanJi

        lol

      • Lady GAGA

        Not even judas , Jews like this song , you’re Jews aren’t you !

      • Louie.

        probably the worst comeback ever

  • Carlos Gomes

    So is ThePirateBay.

    • Liam Mulcahy

      Lol

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    I only see stupid Tetris 🙁

  • iFLoWx7

    how many can u download?

  • Daniel Beecham

    this time is yous for the USA i think, o cant find it on the UK Apple store app

  • Eni

    it doesent need to do all that, i opened apple store and found it directly to the featured, diden’t ned to do all that

  • Sam Khan

    I thought you can choose your own songs. they gave me songs that i don’t listen to

  • Pulkit Maloo

    Only for US Store, well played Apple