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.

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