Since last year, we knew that Amazon Music planned to close its dedicated cloud music locker. Now, we have a date for when that process begins. In an email to Amazon Music users, the company says that the songs uploaded will be removed from a user's library on April 30, 2018. However, you can save any music in the cloud by proactively navigating to the Settings of music and clicking on "Save my songs". button.
In December, Amazon stopped allowing users to upload new tracks to Music Storage, which holds up to 250 songs for free. The company said at that time that by January 2019, users could not download or transmit the tracks they had uploaded to Music Storage, so it seems that they will still have many months between April and next January to get their music. downloaded on a different hard drive or storage platform.
Amazon clarifies in its email that "Amazon Music's digital purchases will continue to be stored securely for playback and download" and that no further actions are required to maintain those files. The company also emphasizes that the closing of Music Storage will not affect Prime Music or Amazon Music Unlimited, which are the company's two music streaming services. (The first is free with a Prime subscription, while the second costs between $ 7.99 and $ 9.99 per month).
Here is the complete message:
Amazon Music is retiring the music storage service, which allows customers to upload and store up to 250 songs in a personal library in the cloud. Our records indicate that you have uploaded one or more songs through your Amazon account in the past.
To keep, download and play your songs loaded at no additional cost, simply open a web browser, go to the Music Settings and click on the "Keep my songs" button to tell us to save your music in the cloud. Otherwise, the songs you uploaded will be deleted from your library on April 30, 2018.
Your digital Amazon Music purchases will continue to be stored securely for playback and download; no further actions are required to conserve them. These changes will not affect your ability to stream Prime Music or Amazon Music Unlimited.