There is a nice hint discussion on MacOS X Hints that describes the formats and shortcuts for building URLs that link either to songs served from people's shared music or for searches/albums in Apple's service.
Safari, at least, will accept URLs of the form:
for accessing music servers via iTunes sharing mechanism.
If you want to send a pointer to where to buy a record, or browse and artist, etc. the form is:
Where search term can be any term below in any order:
- songTerm - song title
- artistTerm - artist name
- albumTerm - album name
composerTerm - composer name Example:
itms://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSearch.woa/wa/advancedSearchResults?artistTerm=Bob Dylan&albumTerm=Blood On The Tracks
Or, a search of all fields (like typing in the search box at the top of iTunes) uses this form: