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I would like to upgrade some of the music I purchased on iTunes a few years ago to be DRM free.

I'm even prepared to do this the legal way, but when I go to the app store there is no link in the Quick Links to Upgrade my library.

Also none of the music is listed in my "Purchased" folder even when I am correctly logged in.

Anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong?

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how long a time frame? are you sure the account you're currently logged into is the same used to purchase the music "way back when"? – quack quixote Oct 6 '09 at 0:12
Yes I checked the files themselves and it has the same login id on the summary page of the purchased files. – Gus Paul Oct 6 '09 at 0:36
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So it suddenly occured to me that I bought all the protected music when I lived in the UK three years ago.

I switched my account back to UK billing address and now I see the music available.

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When I log in, on the right side of the itms, it says itunes plus. This is where you upgrade.

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Yeah I don't have that. – Gus Paul Oct 6 '09 at 0:44

I had the same issue. So, I contacted Apple tech support and they told me that only a few artists allow DRM free songs on iTunes. So, when you do purchase a song that is DRM free, you will see the "Upgrade My Library" link in iTunes.

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