I downloaded Apple Music after launching iTunes, and iTunes sent a message saying to do this
I was able to copy all my music to Apple Music from iTunes but now I can’t figure out where Apple Music is stored on my PC
I do have cloud music because I have a temporary Apple Music subscription that’s due to expire on 2/28. I’m thinking that the music is stored in the cloud, but what will happen when my subscription ends
There is a location in the settings, but I looked there, and the music is not there.
Does Apple Music on the PC still have a similar view of your songs that iTunes used to have? One of the columns was a cloud which indicated if the song was locally stored or in the cloud.
On iTunes, you could then download them individually by clicking the cloud, or selecting as many as you wanted, right-click, download. I’d do a few individually first to check that it’s working as you expect.
Just had a look at the screenshots in the MS Store. Can’t you switch to this display under library?
Edit. Just installed Apple Music and imported an album, Windows 11. Looks like it does work the same as iTunes used to. There’s a Cloud and Cloud Status column you can enable when you switch to song view.
I’ve uninstalled it now, but it looks like Apple has just moved the iTunes functionality into the Music app. Does it still have the ‘consolidate my library’ and ‘when I add, copy my files to my library’ options in settings? If you enable these, it will move everything into your library location.
Also you could pick a few songs and check - the location of the music file used to be in the properties if you right-click on a song.
YMMV, but in my experience, Apple will still host your music library and it will continue to work as before.
I used to use iTunes, was subscribed to Match and had Cloud music turned on so I could stream my library (ripped CDs) to any authorised device or download songs. I now have no subscriptions with Apple. Music, Match or iCloud, but my 50GB music library hosted by Apple still works as before.