If you've followed tech news in recent months, chances are you've heard about the "cloud," a virtual storage space in the sky for your digital documents and, more recently, your music library. Now, with cloud-based computing, you can access your data anywhere with an Internet connection — on your phone, tablet or computer. Amazon and Google have already announced their versions of a music "cloud" service, and today Apple entered the field with its own version.
So now you'll be able to hear your iTunes library anywhere there's an Internet connection. Apple's iCloud certainly isn't the first service of its kind, but its ability to scan your library and make all the songs available to you without you having to physically upload your tunes might entice many to their first cloud service. The cost is $25 a year.
NPR's coverage of this announcement can be found on The Record, our blog for music news. The last time we surveyed our listeners, more than 50 percent said they were not interested in putting their music in the "cloud." My question for you is this: Does music in the cloud interest you now?
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And please tell us what you think in the comments section. Is this something you couldn't wait for? Is a cloud-based service something you can do without, or might it be something you didn't know you needed until you actually use it?