iCloud Music Library is not a backup service

Serenity Caldwell writing at iMore:

Do not upload all your tracks from iTunes to iCloud, then delete the local copy on your Mac. If you do that, you're getting rid of your original, DRM-free copies. And you're leaving yourself without a physical backup of your data, which I never, ever recommend.

"The cloud" doesn't equal backup. This statement is found within a thurough article clarifying Apple Music and tracks which might be stamped with Apple's digital rights management (DRM). For those especially in love with Apple Music, such as myself, it's a helpful read.

Rick Stawarz

Minneapolis, MN

I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.