The previous version of iTunes Match
used less accurate metadata to match songs between users' existing iTunes libraries and their Apple Music accounts.
Online storage You can use services such as Google Photos to store pictures, Dropbox to store documents and Apple's iTunes Match
to store your music.
This won't work properly if you have iTunes Match
Record labels and music publishers reached a deal with online music sellers on proposed royalty rates for five services, including online lockers such as Amazon's Cloud Drive and Apple's iTunes Match
Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match
Apple is also of fering iTunes Match
, a software program that scans over music in your iTunes Library that you haven't purchased from the store and tries to find a match for it on its online database of more than 18 million songs.
A paid service called iTunes Match
is completely separate from iCloud, and syncs any music you haven't purchased from iTunes for $25 per year.
For music content iCloud also offers a service called iTunes Match
The accompanying iTunes Match
service also lets users gain access to music they have ripped from CDs in exchange for a $25 annual fee.
When Apple topper Steve Jobs unveiled the details of his company's iTunes Match
earlier this month, he hyped the service by slyly lauding its time-efficiency as superior to that of its competitors.
The cloud iTunes Match
music cloud service is expected to bring new changes to digital music market.
For an extra fee, the iTunes Match
service will also scan users' hard drives for songs taken from other sources and make them available anywhere through the iCloud.