Yesterday I received the below email from iTunes Match, basically telling me there was a "problem" that prevented automatic renewal of my iTunes Match account. Since I have 6000+ cut up there, this concerned me. I went to my iTunes account page and re-entered my card information - as far as I know there is nothing wrong with the card ... we use it all the time. Here's the bvogus email:
So, I try listening to some music today and all the iTunbes app on my iPhone 4 (iOS 6.0.1) does is spin around from one song title to another. Tonight I get a new email from iTunes Match that says the following:
Store all your music in the cloud and listen to it anytime, anywhere.
Renew your iTunes Match subscription so you can continue to enjoy your entire music collection in iCloud on your iOS devices, iTunes, and Apple TV. iTunes Match stores not only your songs purchased on the iTunes Store, but all of the other great music you have acquired over the years, including music from CDs.
Your subscription for iTunes Match expired on 11/16/12. Your complete music collection and playlists in iCloud are no longer available from your iOS devices, iTunes, or Apple TV. You will still be able to download from iCloud any music you previously purchased on iTunes from the Purchased area of the iTunes Store. You can also sync your music to your iOS devices using iTunes for Mac+PC. To renew your subscription now, open iTunes on your Mac or PC and choose Turn on iTunes Match from the Store menu.
The iTunes Store team
Now what do I do? There's nothing wrong with my card and iTunes says I'll lose all the songs I ripped from my CD collection if I don't pay up? HOW?? WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO??
Thank god I had the foresight to pay Amazon for space and everything I uploaded to iTunes is also over there in Amazon's cloud service. At least THEY seem to know how to run a cloud service. Seems like ever since Steve passed it's just one thing after another with these clowns.