UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (17) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: TwoCybers Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 66123  
Subject: Re: iPhone 5's... Date: 11/25/2012 8:37 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 1
I have not personally used iTunes Match, so I may be wrong. That said, it is my understanding iTunes Match is tied to a specific Apple ID. So if BillyBob sets up iTunes Match with music in BillyBob's library, that will stay with BillyBob forever. If BettyBoo, in the same household, sets up an iTunes Match with 45% of BillyBob's library, the music in that 45% will stay with BettyBoo forever.

In the event you currently have the 20K song library associated with only one account, yes you would have to point other (maybe new??) Apple IDs to the music. That said, my gut tells me not everyone in your family will really want all 20K songs you happen to have ripped - so they can get what they want.

Again I have no experience - the folks at Apple will know not only the details, but I expect have tips on how to deal with your specific situation in case you have the music on external storage for example.

I am certain the designers of software are keenly aware most folks are in family units. Rather I think it is the music industry that functionally would much rather sell each of your children a "record" for each song. While that may not seem reasonable for a family, it was not that many years ago there were vinyl disks and while one was OK for a family, they did get scratched or used and often replaced. It is all about money.

Gordon
Atlanta
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (17) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Post of the Day:
Value Hounds

Considerable Headwinds for Profire Energy?
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement