Both kids are in middle school this year, so I wanted to give them something that offers them a little more autonomy in the world. iTunes accounts (along with some iPods) seems like a good idea.
The only trouble is how to get this shit to work. :) For some reason, iTunes and iPods seem terribly confusing to me, so I wanted to check in here.
Right now I have a single computer on which me and my kids each have our own user accounts. When any of us launch iTunes, we get our own collection of music, because iTunes installs are per user.
Now I want to get each kid their own iTunes store account. In the past, I have just downloaded the songs they want (charged to my card) and then burned, copied to PSP, or their own iTunes library (or whatever). Now I want to give them the privledge of finding and downloading their own music. I can still help them burn/copy to PSP, etc, but with each of us having our own iPod I am hoping they can do more on their own.
How is the best way to go about this? I have considered the following:
- Authorizing thier iTunes library with my iTune store account (which I believe is a per user setting). This might work, assuming I have two authorizations left, but it gives them access to my credit card.
- Give them their own iTunes store account on my CC (meh, see above)
- Give them their own iTunes store account on a Gift card (can you do this?)
- Something else?