Author:Brad West

I live in Palm Coast, FL with my family and have assisted my local parish with our website and communications. Our parishes today can benefit a great deal from technology. Whether it's improving communications, community building, evangelizing, business operations, and much more; we have the tools today. To help provide some direction and advice to parishes and parishioners, I wrote and published an eBook titled "The Connected Church" which is available through Barnes and Noble (Nooks and Nook apps) as well as Amazon (Kindle and Kindle apps).
  • Marc Cardaronella

    Thanks Brad! Great post! 

    How does the Google music storage work w/ iTunes? Do you access the music from there or do you just have it stored and use it on your computer? 

  • Brad

    Good question, Marc.  Google Music gives each user space for 20,000 songs for free.  You simply upload all your music and can pay for additional storage over 20,000 songs.  You can then leave all your music on your PC to use with iTunes.  I ran into a few songs with Apple DRM protection but a simple burn and rip the tracks back overcame that.  

    Going forward the Google Music manager app will automatically upload any new songs added to the music folder from wherever.  In terms of purchasing music from Google, it doesn’t count towards your 20,000 songs and you can download any of the songs to your your PC for use in iTunes.  

    For mobile playback on an Android device, there is an option with each song for “Available Offline” which stores the track on the device for playback.  On Apple iOS devices you can access your music but only through the mobile site for Google Music so the “offline” option is not available.  You would have to save to your PC and sync your iOS device in iTunes.