Yes it will! Eddy Cue confirmed in tweets that Apple Music supports iTunes Match-like song uploads -- limited to 25,000 songs in iOS 8 and 100,000 songs in iOS 9.I want to add an album into iTunes that's not currently available on Apple Music, or sold in iTunes, it's a free album from the internet, and I was wondering if it'll sync/upload just like it would for iTunes match?
Keep in mind that the songs get DRM applied and will vanish from the cloud if you let your subscription lapse. So be sure to keep the original around.
I let mine lapse and they were still available. You get some time to download them, you just cannot upload any more. But the DRM issue alone is reason enough that you cannot rely on Apple Music's cloud for archival storage.Aside from the DRM difference, isn't that just the same exact thing as iTunes Match? Meaning if you delete the local file from all your devices, and then let your Match subscription lapse, you would also lose the original.
I let mine lapse and they were still available. You get some time to download them, you just cannot upload any more. But the DRM issue alone is reason enough that you cannot rely on Apple Music's cloud for archival storage.
But could you elaborate why the DRM is a negative thing for cloud storage on Apple music? Just wondering why you think so.
It's a negative if you don't keep your originals some where. The DRM copy will stop working when you drop Apple Music. It also will not play on non-authorized devices nor can it be used to (for instance) add background music to an iMovie/FCPX video or mixed in GarageBand or Logic.
I'm editing this to add a link to a Macworld article that goes into a deeper explanation of the differences between iTunes Match and Apple Music's cloud storage services. http://www.macworld.com/article/2943703/how-itunes-match-and-apple-music-work-together.html
The only thing I'm still not sure about are previously matched music not found on iTunes. I wonder if those will still show up in my Music app to stream and download (though I understand with DRM).