Upgrading music to iTunes Plus - still possible?

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  1. dove macrumors member

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    Hi guys

    Today I was looking into making some of my old iTunes music purchases DRM-free. However, I couldn't find a link anywhere to iTunes Plus. Anyone know if it's still possible to upgrade music to iTunes Plus?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Probably not the answer you are looking for but Match will do it.
     
  3. dove thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually, that's a very intriguing answer! If true, then that would be a *much* cheaper way to go about it.

    So how would this work exactly? I activate iTunes Match, delete all my DRM'd songs, and then redownload them?
     
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Activate iTunes Match, wait patiently until it does its job, _make a backup of everything_, then delete all songs that are "matched" and re-download them.

    I had plenty of songs imported from CDs at 192KBit/second which got upgraded as well. On the other hand, it is possible that iTunes stopped selling a song, in which case you can't upgrade it because they just don't have it (but you couldn't upgrade to iTunes Plus in that case anyway).
     
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  7. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    Why need Match? If he already purchased the songs through iTunes way back when iTunes had DRM, can't the OP simply redownload those songs DRM-free? Afaik, all music in iTunes is without DRM so a simple redownload would do the trick.
     
  8. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    Yea try a simple redownload - iTunes in the Cloud may have negated the need for plus - we did get a free 720p to 1080p upgrade ...
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    No. If the song was never upgraded to Plus then an iCloud redownload will still have DRM. I can confirm this first-hand, although can't guarantee that it's the case for every song on there (e.g. it may vary based on record company).
     

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