cloud music storage

cloud music storage

Storing a user's music collection in the cloud to save local storage space and enable streaming to multiple devices. The services typically use the freemium model, whereby a certain amount of storage is free and additional storage is paid. Amazon Cloud Music, Google Play Music, My Music Cloud and iTunes Match are examples. See cloud storage.
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It's unlikely that labels ever will declare a permanent truce with music pirates, but their tacit cooperation here does seem to point to a shifting strategy in the war on unpaid-for music--one that's especially ironic considering that My.Mp3.com, the site considered the forefather of cloud music storage, was shuttered after being sued by the labels more than a decade ago.