This is the worst thing I’ve ever read regarding an online service. Apple Music service hijacks ALL your content – even your own created works and holds you to ransom for access to it. Literally unbelievable. Not only that if you have nice high-bandwidth WAV files, it’ll convert them to MP3 or AAC at the same time. This is just the worst thing you could possibly do to a composers own work. I would be livid if it were my stuff.
“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber.
“Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?”
“Yes,” she replied.
I’ve never read anything like it.
The author – James Pinkstone – is also composer and has had his own material taken from his hard drive. This is theft. I hope that the attention this is drawing will force a rethink as this is probably one of the worst content hijacking stories I’ve ever read and in my opinion one of the worst consumer relations scenarios I’ve ever read about – bar none.
I have a MacBook Pro, an iPad and an iPhone. However, all of these devices are dedicated to testing software I make. I remember becoming so frustrated and annoyed, not to mention confused, with iCloud “sync” that I turned it all off. I hate it. It seems like the new music “service” from Apple has taken that premise, given it a limitless stash of steroids and unleashed it onto an unwitting public.
Draconian is the only word that fits.
Apple you already were an incredibly arrogant company but this is on a whole new level of arrogance. This is criminal in my opinion.