It is important to note you get 1 free year of 20gb storage with an album purchase. Here is the email I received from Amazon after purchasing an album. I "bolded" the area so all can see.
Hello Robert Milk,
Thanks to your recent purchase of an Amazon MP3 album, you have qualified for a free year of the Amazon Cloud Drive 20 GB storage plan starting today for one year. You can find details about Cloud Drive at: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore . This storage plan is not set to renew automatically and will be reverted back to the free 5 GB plan at the end of the promotion.
If you have already upgraded your Amazon Cloud Drive account to a paid storage plan of 20 GB or higher when you qualified for this offer, this offer has been saved to your account as a $20 credit toward future Amazon Cloud Drive fees you may incur due to the renewal or upgrade of your existing plan. If you elect to downgrade your plan to a free plan at the time of renewal, your upgrade offer will be automatically applied to the 20 GB plan at that time.
You can find out more details about your Cloud Drive storage plan and manage your auto-renewal and other account settings at: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/manage .
Additional details about this promotion, including qualifying details and other terms and conditions can be found at: Amazon.com: Buy an MP3 Album, Upgrade to 20 GB of Cloud Drive Storage for Free .
I like the idea as a good way to backing up my music, but I have 21 gb of music, wouldn't you know it. The next plan wants $50.00 a year for 50 gb. So from what I see if I was to do this I wouldn't be getting the extra amount of storage for $30.00 a year alone.
Kind of a ripoff there, isn't it?
Got to read that fine print Hooky ....
I could see Google giving 20gb for free forever hehehe ... for arguement I submit MS skydrive, 25Gb with a live account, free, no time limit.
Now I KNOW we're talking more than storage here, we're talking streaming, but really, Googles servers could handle the load IMHO.
I think they should only charge me $30.00 for the extra space. This doesn't seem fair, sure they are giving you something but they give you 5 GB for free, then 15 more for purchasing the album. But I need more space, I'm stuck paying 50.00 the first year? I don't know, I think I'll give them a call about that.