I was really excited today that I could finally download and signup for iTunes Match, the cloud music service I really had hoped to like. Well that love didn’t last long.
I clicked the Turn On iTunes Match link and clicked Subscribe that I will spend $25 and I was immediately greeted with a pop-up alert telling me my library has more than 25,000 songs not purchased from iTunes so I can’t use it.
What!? Somebody forgot to mention this when the service was announced.
Because I am a HUGE music lover and have a very large collection; 1000s of CDs that over the years I ripped and added to my library I am not allowed to use iTunes Match. Factor in music I bought from sites such as; Amazon.com, Bandcamp, Nimbit and many band websites, this is just a huge FAIL! What do they think I should do, delete my music so I can use iTunes Match? Not gonna happen! I guess this has pretty much made the decision that I will be using something like Rdio or Spotify now.
No other explanation, no other options… just no you can’t use it.