Mudcat Café message #3789010 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159864   Message #3789010
Posted By: FreddyHeadey
07-May-16 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: 'Apple Stole My Music'
Subject: 'Apple Stole My Music'
Make sure you have an external backup before signing up to an Apple Music subscription.

"...through the Apple Music subscription, which I had, Apple now deletes files from its users' computers. When I signed up for Apple Music, iTunes evaluated my massive collection of Mp3s and WAV files, scanned Apple's database for what it considered matches, then removed the original files from my internal hard drive. REMOVED them. Deleted. If Apple Music saw a file it didn't recognize—which came up often, since I'm a freelance composer and have many music files that I created myself—it would then download it to Apple's database, delete it from my hard drive, and serve it back to me when I wanted to listen, just like it would with my other music files it had deleted."

"...The piano demo of "Sister Jack" that I downloaded directly from Spoon's website ten years ago? Replaced with the alternate, more common demo version of the song. What this means, then, is that Apple is engineering a future in which rare, or varying, mixes and versions of songs won't exist unless Apple decides they do. Said alternate versions will be replaced by the most mainstream version, despite their original, at-one-time correct, titles, labels, and file contents...."

https://blog.vellumatlanta.com/2016/05/04/apple-stole-my-music-no-seriously/