Amazon online marketplace Music removes ability to upload MP3s, will shutter release storage service

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One feature of Amazon Music allows users to upload their own MP3 files from the other sources, but that service is shutting down in the next year or so. According to a help page on Amazon’s website, the company will end its Amazon Music Safe-keeping subscription service in January 2019. An official day hasn’t been released, but when the storage service ends, users won’t be able to play or down load MP3s they previously published.

Amazon already removed the ability to upload personal MP3s to Amazon Music through its PC and Mac programs earlier this week. You’re able to send dedicated music importer software shuttered even earlier, last 2015. The two free and paid customers of Amazon Music Safe-keeping will be afflicted by this recent decision: free users, who were in a position to upload up to two hundred fifty files, can play and download any of that music until January 2019. Free users should down load their previously uploaded paths before January 2019, because those can become inaccessible through Amazon Music at that time.

Paid users, who paid $25 annually to maintain up to two hundred and fifty, 000 files, can also play and download any of those tunes until their subscription expires. All those who let their ongoing expire won’t have the option to resume it, and all songs over 250 will be removed. Those remaining 250 tracks will be available for one year following your registration expires before they’re removed as well.

People who stand to lose the most in this situation are paid Music Storage clients. Individuals shoppers should re-download any and all monitors they at first uploaded before their subscription expires to avoid the service eliminating part of their collection and leaving them with just 250 songs.

Amazon online marketplace notes that this change only influences music brought in to Amazon Music from all other sources. Any music you have purchased from Amazon or uploaded using Amazon’s AutoRip service won’t be influenced. Amazon released AutoRip in 2013 as a way for users to connect CD tracks through MUSIC matching, so at least the music that you paid for years ago will not likely be damaged by Amazon’s move.

Uploading personal Tunes isn’t as popular as it used to be due to rise of music streaming services. Yet at the beginning of the transition, some companies offered ways for customers to listen to their personal MP3 files along with music provided from the new service–Apple has iTunes Match and Yahoo Music has scan-and-match as well. At the time, it was obviously a convenient way for companies to encourage new users to sign on without abandoning the large music libraries they may have built up over the years. With more of the music industry moving to paid streaming, it makes more sense for Amazon to give attention to their Music and Music Endless services.

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