You can transfer music directly via USB copy and paste to just about any folder except the ringtones folder. I pasted music to the 100PALM subfolder in the DCIM folder. Although the pictures and music were all together, The Pre only adds the pictures to your pictures application and the music to your songs lists with the music application. PRETTY SMART PHONE! You can create a separate music folder to keep it organized without sorting by file type in Windows. I have MP3's for music and for ringtones and the ringtone ones do not show up in the music application and vice versa so if you want a song for a ringtone you have to put it in the ringtone folder as well. I hope this saves others from going through the iTunes big brother scenario. This was fast and easy!