Will iTM have a match for ALL my music?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by patent10021, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. patent10021, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013

    patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    Like many people, I have lots of music that is non-mainstream so I'm worried there won't be a 'match' for much of my music.

    Is the iTunes catalogue so vast now that everything is on there? Is it even an issue anymore?

    Would love to delete everything off my HDD and go with iTM. 256 kbps right?

    What would happen to my ALAC files? They get trashed and replaced with 256? Would there be any iTM system errors because my files are ALAC?

    EDIT: Found a strange quote.
    The accurate info:

    QUESTION. Can you share your iCloud music to friends' devices? They would need your Apple ID? Could you be logged in at the same time? Obviously you can right so I assume many families are sharing this way?

    Lastly, if I delete my original ALAC files from my HDD and then say cancel my iTM subscription what will happen say if I re-subscribe using my same Apple ID? Will it remember my songs? An Apple ID can't be erased since I am still using it for other things so maybe there is some kind of memory?
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    If it can't match a song, it will upload it.
    I would recommend to always keep a backup of your own files.
    They will be transcoded to 256kbps AAC. You can find information about how Match handles file formats here under "Additional Information":

    I haven't tried it, but I'd assume your songs will be deleted from the cloud once the subscription expires.

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