iTunes Match -- How do I know what songs I can upgrade?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Hrothgar, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Hrothgar macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    New York
    I just subscribed to iTunes Match. I have a lot of protected songs that I want to upgrade to non-DRM. I understand that this may not be available for every song -- depending on the contractual rights.

    To upgrade, I understand that I have to delete the song from my library, and then download the non-DRM 256 version from the cloud. What if I delete a song that doesn't have the non-DRM version available? Do I lose it?
  2. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    No, you will just download the same DRM song.
  3. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    If you want to be sure, simply make a backup copy of the file before you try it. Also, you can easily tell in advance if it will work: Go to the song list in iTunes and enable the "iCloud Status" column; if the status is "Matched", re-downloading will give you the DRM-free version.

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