Carphone Warehouse launch music-filled cloud into sky
Another week brings another modern method of listening to music, and this one comes courtesy of the Carphone Warehouse.
They’re calling it Music Anywhere (part of their 'My Hub' thingy) and it’s a ‘cloud’-type affair, allowing to access your existing music library wherever you are (as long as there’s a decent internet connection) for just £29.99 per year.
How it works is thus: Music Anywhere creates a duplicate of your iTunes or Windows Media Player music library in the ‘cloud’ and when you select any given track (say, Fernando by Abba) it scours its own database of six million tracks and lets you listen to a streamed version of it wherever you might be.
Carphone Warehouse claim that if a song can’t be found in the Music Anywhere archive, a digital copy of the song or recording is made and automatically added to the user’s online account.
A series of Music Anywhere apps have been created for practically the full gamut of iPhones that will store the 500 most-played songs in your account and store them on your phone, so that you can play them anytime you like.
But you could face a slap on the wrist if your music collection is filled with naughty, pirated music. Catch Media, who power the service, have said that: “In extreme cases where it becomes apparent that most of a person’s music collection has in fact been pirated", their subscription to the Music Anywhere service could be terminated.