So with iTunes Match, all DRM iTunes songs are DRM free?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jreuschl, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. jreuschl macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2008
    If Apple matches all of your music and converts them to DRM free, for those that still have DRM iTunes music and didn't pay the upgrade charge per song, isn't this a one time $25 upgrade?
  2. Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009
    Yeah, I'm kinda curious how iTunes Match works myself. If you have a song that you ripped from CD but in the iTunes store and / or a DRM song purchased from iTunes, it don't think it changes the song locally on your computer. But if you download it onto another device from iCloud, you essentially have a different version that what's stored on your computer. So the next time you sync that device, does it OVERWRITE the previous version on your computer? If so, what happens to your metadata (lyrics, cover art)?

  3. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    and there was no mention of "streaming your songs" from any device, only "downloading"
  4. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    I don't understand this at all. If I pay $25, I can get all the songs in my library converted to iTunes versions? And once I do that, I can cancel the $25 a year?
  5. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
    Yeah. That's what I'm wondering.
  6. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    Absolutely, the $25/year is mainly for you to store your non-iTunes recognized songs. I have a bunch of Garth Brooks and Kid Rock music. Both artists don't allow content on iTunes (at least I'm not aware of anyway).
  7. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
    I was wondering about that as well. It sure does sound like once everything is converted you could just cancel it though.
  8. Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009
    It doesn't imply that it would "replace" the version on your original computer, it just allows you to download the new version on your iOS device, I think. What happens when you then try to sync that device to the original computer is anyone's guess - either one version overwrites the other or nothing happens. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

  9. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    So does this mean all the songs I downloaded in my napster days would be converted as well? I haven't downloaded music that way in like over 8 years, I already re bought my favorite songs from iTunes, but never deleted those other tracks.

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