Last year, Amazon Music had announced that it would soon be putting an end to its support for its online MP3 locker. However, it had not clearly mentioned when. All it had told to its users was that they wouldn’t be able to stream or download any of their tracks from sometimes in 2019. So, the users clearly had a lot of time to decide what to do with their music on the company’s online storage.
But now, it has made it clear that it will now have its cloud music locker shut down and so now we have a specific date for the process to begin. The company recently emailed to its users that they will remove the uploaded songs from the users’ library on April 30, 2018. Nevertheless, users will still have an option for proactively keeping their music in the cloud. And to do this they’ll simply have to hit ‘Your Amazon Music Settings’ and select ‘Keep my Songs’ button. Notably, users will have to select this option by April 29, 2018, otherwise, Amazon will remove all the songs from the user’s Library.
Amazon clearly mentions on its page that it will not renew the subscription for the storage plans for the music that the users have imported to the storage from other sources. This upcoming change to their music storage plans will be both for the Free 250 Song Storage Plan and Paid 250,000 Song storage plan. However, all the music bought from Amazon’s platform whether in MP3 form or in the AutoRip version or in the form of CDs will remain securely stored for further playback and download.
Also, if you are a regular user of Amazon’s paid on-demand music streaming services such as Prime Music or Amazon Music Unlimited, there is absolutely nothing to worry about as the shutdown will not affect any of these paid services. Currently, the company offers its Prime Music with a Prime subscription and the other service, namely Amazon Music Unlimited is available at monthly fees that cost somewhere between $7.99 and $9.99.
So, if you have your stuff still on the company’s storage platform, start removing it before April 30th, 2018 or you’ll lose all your favourite music!