iTunes in the Cloud

What is iTunes in the Cloud?

iTunes in the Cloud lets customers store their entire iTunes music Library in the cloud. New purchases can be automatically delivered by a customer to up to 10 devices or computers that they’ve associated with their Apple ID. Customers can also access and download previously purchased and downloaded items on their Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

How do Automatic Downloads work?

With Automatic Downloads, customers can make a purchase on any computer or device and have that content automatically delivered to up to 10 computers and devices that they've associated with their Apple ID. A customer can buy a song from iTunes on their iPad at home, and it will be waiting for them on their iPhone during the morning commute. All without having to sync. The user can update their preferences to simultaneously download future purchases to all of their associated devices, subject to content access rules available on iTunes Connect.

How do customers download previous music purchases?

iTunes customers can download previous purchases on the Purchased page in the iTunes Store on any Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that they have associated with their Apple ID. Content on the store is always available for download. Content not on the store is also available unless it has been removed because your contract has expired or because you have indicated to us a rights issue associated with content that was once on the store, but is no longer available (otherwise known as blacklisted content). The number of devices that a customer may associate with their Apple ID is subject to content access rules available on iTunes Connect.

How do I grant U.S. music publishing and lyrics rights to iTunes in the Cloud and Apple Music?

The Apple license for Apple Music and iTunes in the Cloud is being hosted by the Harry Fox Agency. To grant U.S. music publishing and lyrics rights to iTunes in the Cloud and Apple Music, register for or log in to the Harry Fox Agency agreements portal and follow the steps to grant music publishing and lyrics rights under the Apple Music Subscription, Lyrics, and Cloud Services License Agreement.

Who is responsible for any additional publishing licenses and fees for iTunes in the Cloud?

Apple will enter into direct licenses with applicable music publishers for iTunes in the Cloud. However, you will be responsible for administering the royalty payments and reporting to the applicable music publishers, just as you are today for the mechanical royalties for song downloads. Apple will provide you with the sums due to music publishers for the usage of your content, and you will hold those sums in trust until you pay them to the applicable music publishers, along with reporting to such publishers based on the sound recording usage data that Apple will provide to you.

Are there any previous purchases that customers cannot download?

Content available for sale on iTunes is always available for download. Customers cannot download previous purchases for content that is no longer available on iTunes and your contract is no longer in effect in the territory, or the content is blacklisted upon your request. Blacklisted content is content that is no longer available on iTunes ("uncleared content") due to a rights issue which prevents you from making such content available for participation in the iTunes in the Cloud features.

How can I notify iTunes that I've lost the rights to content as it relates to iTunes in the Cloud?

Request to blacklist the content by contacting us.