Add music to Apple Music

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by venividivigor, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. venividivigor macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
  2. devinthomas macrumors regular

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    iTunes 12.2 has contextual menu options to add content to your iCloud Music Library and it uploads like iTunes Match did. Seems a bit faster and more predictable than iTunes Match was in my experiences.
     
  3. MatheusDebull, Jun 30, 2015
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    It's my understanding that Apple Music does not upload albums/songs that it can't find in the iTunes Store where as iTunes Match will.

    Looks like it does support uploading. Not sure if it will allow streaming or if it would force you to download the tracks tho.
     
  4. nheilweil macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. talmy macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  6. Icaras macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  7. talmy macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  8. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the clarification. That's good to know they give you time to download them.

    But could you elaborate why the DRM is a negative thing for cloud storage on Apple music? Just wondering why you think so.
     
  9. talmy, Jul 2, 2015
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    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
     
  10. Icaras, Jul 2, 2015
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    That was informative, thanks. I read the article but the two things I still don't understand is if future iTunes purchases get to download DRM free and if previously matched music, or music that is not available on Apple music, are still
    streamable in your devices from the cloud.

    Edit: Just checked with my wife's iPhone, who doesn't have an iTunes Match subscription and all her iTunes purchases are showing up in her music app and are streamable. So at least that partially answers one of my questions. So for example, I know that all my Beatles music purchased from iTunes will show up and stream perfectly on my devices if I were to let iTunes Match lapse. 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).
     
  11. talmy macrumors 601

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    Yes they do. All of my personal audio files that I've put in iTunes stream via the Music app and on iTunes on Macs that don't have the files. I haven't tried downloading them.
     
  12. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Great, thanks a lot!
     

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