Google Music has come under fire after users are finding their explicit versions of songs are being replaced with profanity-free edits. As reported by NME, customers have been utilising the scan and match feature of Google’s “cloud based storage system” only to find their tunes have been switched with ‘clean’ versions.
Conversely, account holders have found that when they have uploaded a ‘clean’ version of a song, it has been replaced by the explicit version when accessed via the online service, ruling out any notions of censorship.
Similar issues have also been encountered with Amazon Cloud and iTunes Match. Fortunately for Google users, the service is presently free, so no money has been wasted by the inconvenience.
Google Music allows users to upload approximately 20,000 tracks and has approximately 13 million songs on its servers. Songs that have been noted as being replaced by their ‘clean’ counterpart include Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream and Fuck You by Cee Lo Green.