Apple’s iCloud is no safe haven for some iTunes purchases

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With today’s devices, there simply is not enough room to store a sizable music library and have enough space left over to do other tasks. The new Macbook Air starts out with as little as a 128GB SSD, iPads can be purchased with only 16GB of internal memory and you can still get an iPhone with just 8GB of space.

Enter iTunes Match. iTunes Match was designed to store your entire music collection in iCloud, even music you’ve imported from CDs or purchased somewhere other than iTunes. With it you can store up to 25,000 songs in iCloud (more if songs are purchased from the iTunes Store), only what you play or download is stored on your device. It sounds like a perfect solution, but there is a catch.

Music you purchase from Apple via iTunes will remain in your iTunes Match music library so long as Apple has the right…

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