When Match expires, does my cloud-only music transfer to Apple Music?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by vladobizik, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. vladobizik macrumors 6502

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    I have been an iTunes Match subscriber for years now and recently subscribed to Apple Music. My iTunes Match subscription will be expiring soon. I don't have my music saved locally in my iTunes library, I stream all of my matched/uploaded songs. What will happen to my roughy 25k songs I have in my cloud library? Will they just transfer over to Apple Music, DRM gets applied to them and I don't have to re-upload anything? I hope it's like that. I have a backup of all of my music on an external drive, so I don't worry about losing anything should I ever leave Apple Music, I just don't feel like downloading 230 GB worth of songs to my computer just to re-upload/re-match everything to Apple Music.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    im honestly not sure on which way this would be because I've read several different versions from different sources.

    Personally I use match. My music is stored and backed up locally so if there is ever an issue I've got a copy.
     
  3. Tech198 macrumors G4

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  4. vladobizik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a lot. What a mess. Although $25 is not a huge price to pay, I really don't feel like paying more than $120 a year to Apple for my music. Especially since I don't care about DRM being applied to my tracks as I have a backup elsewhere, should I need it.

    I'd write Apple support on the matter, but their answers regarding anything more than the very basics are extremely incompetent, misleading or outright untruthful.
    Actually, I will send them my question as I wrote it here, and I bet I will just get a copy&paste explanation on the differences between AM and Match and nothing related to my actual problem. This has been my experience with most of my support tickets with Apple.
     

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