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Is there a way to manually exclude songs from getting uploaded to iTunes match?

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Why would you want to exclude certain songs? –  patrix Apr 17 '13 at 9:03
    
I'm not sure why this is important to answer the question, however: because this are unreleased recordings from myself and some of my bands which I don't want to be anywhere else than on my local machine and my local backup. –  cyphorious Apr 17 '13 at 9:25

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(take a copy of your songs) delete the songs you don't want on match, re-add them but change the type (right klick, info) to audio-book hence iCloud don't upload audiobooks

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To be clear - the AudioBooks that are incorrectly marked 'music' cannot have their identifier edited (when already uploaded to cloud), as the Get Info> Options> Media Kind is greyed out. You must save the audio away from iTunes, and when you reload it, you can change the option before it's uploaded.

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