On A Year Of iTunes Match
So Apple just charged me for another year of iTunes Match for $24.99. I haven’t been blown away by the service, but one “feature” is worth it to me – the ability to “legitimize” a ripped CD and download it from iTunes.
The process is a bit annoying (rip CD, wait for iTunes to match the tracks, delete said tracks from your local drive but not iCloud, download them) but a little work is in order for “free” music. And once you go through this process your music is available on all devices and downloadable from iTunes in the future.
Anyhow, I’ve definitely ripped more than $24.99 worth of music over the past year.