iTunes Match Comes To Scandinavia

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If you’re a Dane, a Swede, a Fin, or a Norse who likes having all his or her music in the clouds of Valhalla, or just wants to legitimize your pirated Lordi collection, good news: iTunes Match has come to Scandinavia.

As you might recall, iTunes Match was first released in 2011 and allows users to match songs from their iTunes Library. If Apple can recognize your songs, it upgrades them to 320kbps lossless AAC tracks in the cloud… not a bad upgrade fron those 128k MP3s you’ve been migrating from computer to computer for the last decade. If Apple doesn’t recognize the song, it just uploads it to the cloud for you.

It’s a great system, but because of various licensing issues, it hasn’t been available everywhere. According to reports from readers, though, iTunes users in Finland, Denmary, Norway and Sweden can now access the service. In Denmark, Sweden and Norway, it costs 249 kroners per year, and €24.99 in Finland.

As well as merely matching songs, a subscription to iTunes Match should remove ads in iTunes Radio for any Scandinavians who subscribe to the service, once iTunes Radio launches in the snowy North of Europe.

  • Thanks Sven D.
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