Since last year, we knew that Amazon Music was planning to close its dedicated cloud music locker. Now, we have a date for when that process will begin. In an email to Amazon Music users, the company says that uploaded songs will be removed from a user's library on April 30, 2018. However, you can save any music to the cloud by proactively heading to Music Settings and clicking the "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 the time that by January 2019, users would no longer be able to download or stream tracks they had uploaded to Music Storage, so it looks like they will still have many months between April and next January to get their music. downloaded to a different storage platform or hard drive.
Amazon clarifies in its email that "Amazon Music digital purchases will continue to be securely stored for playback and download" and that no further action is required to maintain those files. The company also emphasizes that the closure of Music Storage will not affect Prime Music or Amazon Music Unlimited, which are the company's two on-demand music streaming services. (The former is free with a Prime subscription, while the latter 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 cloud library. Our records indicate that you have uploaded one or more songs through your Amazon account in the past.
To keep, download and play your uploaded songs at no additional cost, simply open a web browser, go to the Music Settings and click the "Keep my songs" button to instruct us to store your music in the cloud. Otherwise, the songs you uploaded will be removed from your library on April 30, 2018.
Your Amazon Music digital purchases will continue to be securely stored for playback and download; no further action is required to retain them. These changes will not affect your ability to stream Prime Music or Amazon Music Unlimited.