Keep up to 50,000 songs in Google Play for free
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Keep up to 50,000 songs in Google Play for free

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Found 3rd May 2016
I don't think this is a new offer but I haven't seen it posted before.

Upload your music collection to your Google Music account and you can listen to it on any of your devices that has access to Google Music. Up to 50,000 songs can be stored!

Summary from website:-

It only takes a few minutes to start uploading your music collection to Google Play.

Keep up to 50,000 songs in Google Play for free.
Add your collection from iTunes, Windows Media Player or folders.
Listen on the web or your mobile devices without the hassle of wires or syncing.

To get started, download Music Manager below. Music Manager is a simple application for adding music files on your computer to Google Play

Guide:-

Use Music Manager to upload your favorite songs from your computer to your Google Play library. You can upload up to 50,000 songs and listen on your mobile device, computer, or Android TV.

Note: If you're using Chrome, try uploading your music with Google Play Music for Chrome instead of Music Manager.
Download and install Music Manager

On your computer, go to the Music Manager download page.
Click Download Music Manager.
Follow the installation directions.

Set up Music Manager

Open Music Manager from your Applications folder (Mac) or from the Start menu (Windows).
Sign in to your Google account.
Select the location of your music collection.
Follow the on-screen setup instructions.
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It isn't a new offer, free uploads have been enabled since Play Music release.
good to remind people or let folk know if they haven't seen it before - thanks
great thanks, i had no idea you go do this
I remember many an hour lost to trying to get this to work properly in it's early days
well it's news to me so heat for you
that means those who download music from here and there should be worried about the meta data.
humadoon

that means those who download music from here and there should be worried … that means those who download music from here and there should be worried about the meta data.


There is software to help but my collection is a complete mess on Play music. Compilation albums are particularly bad.
be careful if you are using this as a backup for your collection i have a lot of drum & bass and sometimes it matches different mixes or shortened tracks to your original full length track, apart from that it is useful.
ddotp

There is software to help but my collection is a complete mess on Play … There is software to help but my collection is a complete mess on Play music. Compilation albums are particularly bad.



​Totally the same. I'm tempted to delete it all and start the upload again. It's a good offer though, I pushed up over 18000 tracks. Creating offline playlists is a favourite feature with it for me. Good to remind people of the offer too.
Thanks for posting. Didn't know about this.
So you can re-download any of the uploaded songs whenever you want in the future?
crankup

​Totally the same. I'm tempted to delete it all and start the upload a … ​Totally the same. I'm tempted to delete it all and start the upload again. It's a good offer though, I pushed up over 18000 tracks. Creating offline playlists is a favourite feature with it for me. Good to remind people of the offer too.



Aye, same, been wanting to do a clear up for a while but free Deezer from Three is holding me back. Better sort it before my Deezer runs out.
Dar22

So you can re-download any of the uploaded songs whenever you want in the … So you can re-download any of the uploaded songs whenever you want in the future?



​Yes, you can. There has a restriction on the number of authorised machines you can download to though (to prevent people just using it to share all their music with friends)
There's an app you can download that you point at the folder where your music resides. It will crawl this folder and each time you add music to it, it will sync to the cloud.

For those not in the know Google Photo's does the same thing. If you have no backup of your photos at the very least use Google Photo's to store them in the cloud. Price? Free. Amount of storage that you get for free? Unlimited.
It's not just for Android users. All my friends on iPhones also started using it. You get the added benefit of having access to all your photos wherever you are.

No I don't work for Google but having an offsite copy of all my music and photos for free is a no brainer.

Yes, this has been posted before, but google haven't advertised it in ages, nor have I seen a post about it. I'd say it's fair to post it again. Been using it for years. Surprised more people don't use it honestly. Even before I was an android user, Google music easily became my player of choice.

decreator

be careful if you are using this as a backup for your collection i have a … be careful if you are using this as a backup for your collection i have a lot of drum & bass and sometimes it matches different mixes or shortened tracks to your original full length track, apart from that it is useful.



You know you can revert it to the original uploaded song through the menu, yeah?
Shame it doesn't have a CD ripping tool built in. Anyone suggest a good free one? Got about 400 to do.
K0YS

someone should post Skype allows you to make free calls to other Skype … someone should post Skype allows you to make free calls to other Skype users.



​Do they?
I had no idea you could this. and that Skype thing sounds interesting too. seriously tho thanks!
What about people who upload illegally downloaded music? Any way they could get found out using this?
davey_cole

Shame it doesn't have a CD ripping tool built in. Anyone suggest a good … Shame it doesn't have a CD ripping tool built in. Anyone suggest a good free one? Got about 400 to do.



http://cdex.mu/

It will use CDDB to generate the ID3 tags too.
heat from me op because i didn't know about it. whats this skype thingamijig KOYS
Worth a look! heat added thanks
Didn't know this. Thanks for sharing
Thanks OP, I wasn't aware of this.
Is there any compression/loss of quality?
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K0YS

someone should post Skype allows you to make free calls to other Skype … someone should post Skype allows you to make free calls to other Skype users.



I might post a deal reminding people that you can borrow books for free from your local library.
hypnoticstate

What about people who upload illegally downloaded music? Any way they … What about people who upload illegally downloaded music? Any way they could get found out using this?



​Are you asking on behalf of a 'friend'?

I wouldn't have thought so. Even if they did scan the files, how would they be able to distinguish between legal, illegal, itunes, google etc?
alex_dis

​Are you asking on behalf of a 'friend'? ;)I wouldn't have thought so. E … ​Are you asking on behalf of a 'friend'? ;)I wouldn't have thought so. Even if they did scan the files, how would they be able to distinguish between legal, illegal, itunes, google etc?


maybe via meta data.
alex_dis

​Are you asking on behalf of a 'friend'? ;)I wouldn't have thought so. E … ​Are you asking on behalf of a 'friend'? ;)I wouldn't have thought so. Even if they did scan the files, how would they be able to distinguish between legal, illegal, itunes, google etc?



They could check the tags on the mp3 eg: some "warez" groups add their signature etc to the comments tags.
hypnoticstate

What about people who upload illegally downloaded music? Any way they … What about people who upload illegally downloaded music? Any way they could get found out using this?



No problem for me a few years ago.
Not a new deal but i find microsofts groove music a better option had issues of google replacing sweary rap songs with censored version which is annoying also absouiltly sucked my bandwidth when uploading from my PC
davey_cole

Shame it doesn't have a CD ripping tool built in. Anyone suggest a good … Shame it doesn't have a CD ripping tool built in. Anyone suggest a good free one? Got about 400 to do.



​EAC
I posted this as a deal over a year ago the same day it changed from 20,000 to 50,000 songs! At the time I was getting perilously close to the 20,000 limit. But someone decided it was not a deal and it got moved to the Entertainment section and got no heat. Then, someone with the same idea posted it again later that day and it went super hot, like 900+ degrees.

I still have nightmares about that day. Those badges I could have earned...

I use Exact Audio Copy (http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/) with the Lame encoder. A bit fiddly to set up, but I keep default settings. Usually I use default ID3 information and then correct it once uploaded to Google Play, including album art.

Heat added, great to remind people what a deal this is.
davey_cole

Shame it doesn't have a CD ripping tool built in. Anyone suggest a good … Shame it doesn't have a CD ripping tool built in. Anyone suggest a good free one? Got about 400 to do.


Two bits of software standout. They are CDex and EAC. The Audiophiles found on the HydrogenAudio forums prefer EAC so that's the one I'd suggest. You then got to decide on a source for Metadata. Haven't used EAC for a while, but look for a way to access the MusicBrainz database (might be through CTDB plugin). Then you've got to decide on the audio format, which is likely to be mp3. EAC should show you how to create mp3 using Lame
Swarfega

http://cdex.mu/It will use CDDB to generate the ID3 tags too.



​Cheers mate
I thought one of the reasons torrents exist is because of the loophole which says you're allowed to download the music if you own a physical copy already, it'd be difficult for google to prove you didn't, it is a curious question though.
DoctorZed

Thanks OP, I wasn't aware of this.Is there any compression/loss of … Thanks OP, I wasn't aware of this.Is there any compression/loss of quality?



No. Often you'll find the quality will improve. When you flag a file for upload, Google's servers will check if that file is already online in its Play "library". If so, rather than waste your bandwidth uploading your file, it'll "copy" the file it already has into your personal library. SO, if you attempt to upload, say, a file encoded at 128K and Google already has it in Play, you may find the version you end up with is 320K.
Is this MP3 only?
imdurc

Is this MP3 only?


any Play supported format afaik
ddotp

No problem for me a few years ago.


So how many years did you get then? Heheh...
Mediamonkey is extremely good at sorting out MP3 collections.
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