iCloud Status = Apple Music

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  1. CMcC macrumors newbie

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    In iTunes on my iMac, I just noticed that on some songs the iCloud Status says Apple Music.
    All of these songs (I created a playlist and it's over 4,000) are songs that I purchased and loaded to iTunes.
    I don't plan on subscribing to Apple Music beyond the trial period and I am now worried that I'll lose these songs when that trial period ends.

    I suspect I need to go back and find a copy of iTunes before I started the subscription but I'm not sure how to do that.

    Any help on how I can go about making sure I don't lose these songs is appreciated.
     
  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    Then you'll lose access to that music when the trial ends.
     
  3. CMcC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So what do I have to do to make sure I don't lose it since those are songs I had before I started Apple Music?
     
  4. OcelotWreak macrumors member

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    I subscribed to Apple Music and I have the same issue. I contacted Apple Support to find out exactly what "Apple Music" means when showing in the iCloud Status column in my iTunes music list.

    The support person reassured me that I would NOT lose any of my own personally-ripped music if I decided to unsubscribe from the Apple Music subscription program. What the "Apple Music" status means is that Apple (in it's infinite wisdom) has flagged your own music that you previously added to iTunes such that it now cannot be duplicated and given to someone else (i.e., copyright protection). In my own library, I have some of my personal albums now showing some songs as "Uploaded" and some songs as "Apple Music" on the same album! I have a song I added from a personal CD that was never commercially released that is now "Apple Music". I have songs that are still "Waiting" to be uploaded to iCloud after a month's time; I have many ordinary short songs showing "Ineligible" for upload for who knows what reason; I have very big tracks showing "Ineligible" for upload for a valid reason (over an hour long); I have about half my library that has been uploaded to iCloud, and some "Purchased" music that shows correctly as having been bought from the iTunes store. It's a real dog's breakfast...

    I am not a happy camper. In the immortal (paraphrased) words of the assassin in Pulp Fiction: "I don't remember asking you to to do a g*d d*mn thing to my iTunes library!"

    I am contemplating setting up a virtual machine with a new OS install and restoring a Time Machine backup of my old iTunes library from a month ago (before subscribing) to see if it looks 'normal.' Is there anyone who has NOT subscribed to Apple Music who can comment on the current status of their own personal music files ripped from CD. Do they show as being "Apple Music" under the lastest version of iTunes???
     
  5. CMcC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reassurance that I won't lose those songs. I ripped them when I first started using iTunes many years ago and just recently gave those DVDs away so it would have been hard and expensive to get those songs back.

    I have been seeing those weird things like Apple Music on a couple songs from an album and the rest of the album either says Uploaded or Purchased.

    But I'm going to turn off iCloud Music now since I have aleeady decided I am not continuing with Apple Music. It is too bad because I was starting to enjoy it but I live off of WiFi only so it doesn't work for me.

    Good luck on finding help. I'm going back to my pre-Apple Music world!!
     

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