Updating songs to itunes plus
Basically, if you bought music between 20, these songs are still crippled. First navigate to i Tunes in the menu bar and select Preferences. Make sure "Show i Tunes in the Cloud purchases" is checked. Let's make sure those protected songs are ready for download.Click on the Cloud icon in the list view of your music.
Apple no longer sells DRM protected music and all music now for sale is free of any playback restrictions.Fortunately, if you still have these crippled tracks sitting in your library, there's an easy way to kill the DRM with a few steps.It used to be that most digital music was riddled with DRM.But that takes time, leaves you with lower audio quality than what Apple, Amazon and other stores sell now, and won't work if your computer, like most laptops, lacks an optical drive to burn CDs.Apple used to let you upgrade songs from its old DRMed format to "i Tunes Plus" files with no DRM and better sound quality (a "bit rate" of 256 kilobits per second instead of 128 kbps) for 30 cents each.finally decided to drop DRM from the i Tunes music library.
That didn't help much with songs purchased before that decision, however.
DRM matching is gone: The only tracks encumbered by DRM from here on out will be those downloaded from Apple Music directly.
Any personal tracks you purchased or ripped from CDs will display as Matched, or (if Apple can't match them to the i Tunes catalog) Uploaded.
You should see a list of music that's ready to be downloaded with a cloud icon and an arrow pointed down.
Before you download these tracks, let's kill the DRM versions.
When you download one of those tracks on another device you own, it's yours forever and won't disappear if you cancel your subscription.