Being a music fan myself, I know how important it is for one to have access to his music collection at all times on one of our devices. However, carrying that device with us at all times is not always possible. If you too face this problem, you have come to just the right place. This tutorial here is to help you upload your music online so you can later access it from any device with an Internet connection. This can be useful not only to access your collection of songs at any time from any device but can also be helpful when you are switching to a new device and don’t have to go through the hassle of using a memory storage device to move the songs from one device to other. So here is a list of services that allow you to store your collection of songs online:
Google Play Music
Google Play Music allows you to store up to 50,000 of your songs online at absolutely no cost at all. All you need to do is download the Google Music Manager on your Windows or Mac operated personal computer, sign in with your Google account. You then just have to select the folder where you store all your music and the Music Manager will recreate an online database with all the songs in that folder and not only that, it will also automatically upload the new songs that you add in that folder so you don’t have to regularly update your collection. You can also add songs directly from websites without the need for downloading them first.
To make matters fast, Google simply searches for the selected songs on its database so you don’t really have to upload the song. Google will search the song from their database and add it to your collection. You can then listen to this song online or even download it. You can then enjoy storing up to 50000 songs online and then accessing them from anywhere on any device.
However, there’s a downside to this if you have more than 50,000 songs store. Google does not offer you to pay and store more songs.
Amazon’s online music storage service is not very different from Google Play Music in terms of functioning. You select the music you want to store online and Amazon will then search it’s database for the same exact match of the song and link it to your collection which you can then access later from any device. You can store music on Amazon by going to the Amazon Music Website and clicking on the “Upload Your Music” button.
However unlike Google Play Service, the number of songs you can upload for free is not much. Amazon allows just 250 to be stored online for free but that’s not all. If you have more than 50000 songs to store, Amazon will be your choice as it offers you to store up to 250000 songs for $25 a year.
Microsoft OneDrive and Groove Music
Tech giant Microsoft now allows you to upload and store music to OneDrive, their cloud storage service. However, this doesn’t work like Google Play Music or Amazon Music. OneDrive has no “match” feature which just links the exact same song you chose to upload from their database which saves the time and bandwidth which would have been used to upload the song. This means you will have to patiently upload every single song from your collection to OneDrive. After all your collection is uploaded, you can access it from the Groove Music app installed on any of your Android, Windows or iOS devices.
Microsoft allows you to store as many songs as you can in the 15 GB storage space offered for free in OneDrive. This might leave you with less space for your other files but Microsoft has made sure that doesn’t happen if you opt for a personal Office 365 subscription which at $7 a month offers you unlimited cloud storage space.