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iTunes Match Alternative … or some way of implementing this

We’ve been using iTunes Match pretty much since the beginning, but recently my wife has turned it off and refused to re-subscribe. I’m fast getting to the same place. It just seems so unstable, ...
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iTunes Match Songs Don't Appear on iPhone

My iPhone 5S says it has synced with iTunes Match but some music is missing from the iPhone. I have Show All Music turned on. Is there some way to debug what is happening?
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Can I undelete a matched track from iTunes Match?

I accidentally deleted one of my matched tracks from iTunes when I really just wanted to remove the downloaded copy. Is there a way to resurrect it? The downloaded copy was sitting in my trash, so I ...
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Why is “recently added” playlist under iCloud control empty on iPhone?

The playlist "recently added" is a smart playlist (created by iTunes) and lists quite some songs in iTunes on the Mac. The library is kept in the iCloud by iTunes match, so the songs and the playlists ...
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Can iTunes Match recognize songs recorded from analog sources (line-in, cassette, vinyl LP, or FM radio), or only digitally-extracted CD audio?

This question about converting cassette music for an iPod inspired me to ask: Can the iTunes Match service provided by Apple recognize songs recorded from an analog source, such as recording via ...
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How do I get all music off my iPhone without losing my audiobooks?

I never purchased any music and am not subscribed to iTunes Match. Everything in settings is set to "no" or "off". I have unwanted, unpurchased music and want to get it off my iPhone. However, I have ...
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On iTunes for Mac, download all music from iTunes Match

Is there any way to download all of my iTunes Match music in one go on iTunes OS X? I've tried selecting all then clicking the little iCloud Button. I've also tried generating an Automator 'Watch me ...
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Can I limit the amount of space itunes match uses on my iphone?

I have an iPhone running ios 6.1.2. I use match frequently, and I notice that from time to time it will completely fill up the space on my iphone. This tends to cause the phone to run very slowly ...
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Is it possible to share files between iCloud Music Libraries?

Previously, my wife and I shared a single iTunes store account and had iTunes match. If I added music to my library from outside iTunes, she could see it in her library and download it to her phone. ...
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Will iTunes match download all my music to a new hard drive?

I've been thinking about weather to use iTunes match, but not for syncing to all devices as I'm happy with what I have on my iPhone and have iPod with all songs on. What it would be useful for is to ...
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iTunes Match - i thought it gave you back all your Music storage?

So I sign up for iTunes Match and expected to see all my music storage- on my phone-go down to zero Gb, so i could use the storage space for other things. Naive i guess. So am I correct that every ...
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Have hearts replaced star ratings in iOS 8.4 with Apple Music/iTunes Match?

I have been rating songs for a VERY long time, have several playlists using star ratings, etc. You used to be able to click on an album and 'flip' it in iOS and could see the ratings of your music. ...
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Is there a way to force iTunes to reset volume levels for audio tracks?

I have around 17000 tracks and I think quite a few of them are leveled improperly, is there a way to have iTunes do it again? I have iTunes Match, is this going to cause problems?
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some songs removed from my iTunes libary not always automatically removing from iPhone when using Match

When I decide I no longer like one or more songs from my iTunes library I remove it in iTunes (and not just the download). they then disappear out of my iTunes library and computer. All as expected ...
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No longer an option to upload to iCloud with iTunes Match and iTunes 12.2.2?

I've been trying out the new Apple Music service and saw some odd behaviors, so decided I should update my iTunes to 12.2.2 (I think I was on 12.0 or 12.1 previously). Since the update, there is no ...
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How do I exclude a song from iTunes Match

I have a number of audio files in iTunes that I do NOT want iTunes match to match. I do not want iTunes match to find the files and upload them to the cloud. Essentially I want to tag some files in ...
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Moving country.

I have recently moved country and want to change my billing info over as a result. Before I left I took out a subscription to iTunes Match, and did not bring my laptop with me as it was wiped and ...
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How do I force iTunes Match to re-evaluate certain tracks

I have a little over 9000 songs. Between yesterday and this morning, iTunes Match is finally done evaluating and uploading songs, and it seems to have made a few mistakes. If I show the iCloud Status ...
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What will I lose if I let iTunes Match expire, and instead subscribe to Apple Music?

EDIT: I just discovered that an Apple Music Family Plan actually requires OSX Yosemite and iOS8, which is a non-starter since we will not be upgrading past Mavericks (Yosemite caused me massive ...
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Why have I lost the ability to play my cloud music with Apple Music?

I previously asked this question about what I might lose if I were to switch from iTunes Match to Apple Music. The basic consensus was that for my needs, I really wouldn't lose anything. I also ...
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How to I re-download songs I've purchased but accidentally deleted?

I purchased an album on iTunes back in 2013. When Apple Music came out, I added the deluxe version of the album on my phone to have the extra songs, but then some songs were duplicated and would play ...
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iTunes Match automatically downloading songs in the background

Since a few days after latest iOS release I noticed my iPhone started filling up with space and I saw that some of it was taken up by iTunes downloads. I have iTunes Match but apparently it downloads ...
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Deleting music from iTunes Match and not library

I would like to know if there is a way to only delete music from Match while leaving the songs in my library. I know this was possible before Apple Music but not sure it is now. Thanks.
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How do I restart the iTunes matching process?

My main iTunes library was in the process of uploading to iTunes Match when I enabled iTunes Match on iTunes on another computer. I got a message saying that only one computer at a time could upload ...
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What's the difference between iTunes Match and Apple Music?

I currently pay for iTunes Match which gets me advertisement free streaming as well as a unified, cloud backed iTunes Library. How do those existing features work with or against the newly announced ...
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Stream matched/uploaded music when local files are not available

I use iTunes a lot on the go but I have my music at home on an external harddisk. Every time I try to play a song in iTunes I receive a message that the original song cannot be found. The laptop I use ...
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Apple TV ungroups songs in an album

I'm seeing this issue all too frequently with some albums on my Apple TV. When I try to search for an album, the tracks are not grouped within one album. Instead, the Apple TV creates duplicate list ...
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Apple Music vs. iTunes Match

I am a prolific Garageband user, therefore I have lots of my own songs in my iTunes collection, which obviously will not be available via Apple's music library... I am currently paying for iTunes ...
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iTunes Match music gone missing

I have been an iTunes Match for several years, since shortly after they introduced the service. Recently I noticed that entire albums were missing off my phone, or weirder still, that some albums ...
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Exclude Music from Matching by Apple Music or iTunes Match

The matching algorithm Apple uses is very aggressive and will many times mismatch music from my library no matter how well tagged it is. This is a nuisance for many and the information on how to ...
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Why is my iTunes library in iCloud grayed out?

I got a new MacBook Air. I registered with iCloud purchased iTunes Match and now my whole iTunes library (originally on my iMac) shows up in iTunes on the MacBook Air, but it's all grayed out and ...
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iTunes / Apple Music Duplicate / Music not in my Library that should be

I just got a brand new iMac. I have most my home directory folders (Documents, Downloads, Music, Movies, Pictures) in Dropbox and use symlinks to access them so if I ever need to reinstall or anything ...
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Why is my iTunes Music app suddenly skipping every track?

I was listening to music on the way home today, and all of a sudden it wouldn't play the next track. On closer inspection it was skipping through every track, regardless of whether I had pressed play ...
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How to turn off iTunes Match in version 12?

I will not renew my subscription for iTunes Match and want to turn off iTunes Match. I remember an on/off toggle in previous version but it seems Apple has made this a subscribe or unsubscribe ...
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How do you cancel 1000's of iTunes Match downloads on the iPad without swiping each one?

I accidentally asked iTunes to download all my music from match to the iPad. There are 2500+ songs in the queue now and they won't download before my flight tomorrow. The music downloads are blocking ...
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Signing up to iTunes Match in a country that doesn't have it

I am really digging Apple's iTunes Match and would love to get it. However, I am living in Sweden where you can´t subscribe to it at the moment. I have found that there is a workaround for it, by ...
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What happens if you stop iTunes Match subscription?

If you cancel your iTunes match subscription, what exactly does happen? Can you still download the songs you matched already, but cannot match any new ones? Or can't you download any song anymore? ...
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Can you trick Apple Music/iCloud Music Library by labeling music files as audiobooks?

I have about 40,000 tracks in my iTunes library. As I understand it, in order to add Apple Music tracks to custom playlists, I have to enable the iCloud Music Library, which I can't do with more than ...
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I Pay for iTunes Match So Why Does iTunes Radio Now Have Ads (iTunes 12.0.1.26)

I pay for iTunes Match, account is in good standing, auto-renew is turned on. I just update to iTunes 12.0.1.26 now I have ads when using iTunes radio. How do I get rid of them? I've already tried ...
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DRM Free Music With iTunes Match & Apple Music?

If I'm right about this ... iTunes Match uploads files you already have and gives you back DRM free versions in a better quality? and ... Apple Music lets you download any file in iTunes library, ...
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Share only iTunes Match between two devices

My wife and I have separate Apple IDs, but all of our music is in my iTunes Match "account". Can I share just that between our phones, keeping everything else separate? We both have IOS 7 installed.
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How do I mark songs as Explicit in iTunes to make them match correctly in iTunes Match

I have a few CD's that I ripped a while ago that are in my iTunes library, that have an explicit label. They play fine on my local computer. The problem is, these ripped CDs are not marked as ...
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Decrypting Apple Music Using Match

I've got the Apple Music thing turned on and i've downloaded some music for offline playing from Apples library and it's got DRM on it. If I buy the iTunes Match thing now ... Will I get that song ...
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Why is this one playlist unable to be synced with iTunes Match?

I have a smart playlist made up of the following rules: But it won't sync with my iCloud Music Library (formerly known as iTunes Match), giving the error: Given that I have specifically selected ...
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High quality music in iTunes Match

I have some very large, high quality music files that I have downloaded from other services (e.g. Beatport) and these files are 1411 kbps, or about 10 MB per minute of music. I have been considering ...
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Is the iTunes Match Limit for ALL Songs or just Matched Songs?

On the iTunes Match page, I see this text: iTunes determines which songs in your collection are available in the iTunes Store. Any music with a match is automatically added to iCloud for you to ...
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What happens with iTunes Match after my library exceeds 25,000 songs?

Do the newer songs simply stop being uploaded? Does the iTunes Match splash screen display a big nasty "sorry you're over the limit" screen? Is there something I can do to get it to only work with a ...
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Unknown Error Occurred (-54) Enabling iTunes Match

I just added my Apple ID to a new MacBook Pro and tried to turn on iTunes Match. This is the error I get: The only info I can find indicates this is a connection error, but I can connect to other ...
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How can I get my entire iTunes Match-based music library to appear on my iPhone?

I have about 12,500 tracks uploaded to iTunes Match. From my desktop and laptop, everything works great. I can see the cloud-based tracks and play them. I can download them to my machines. When I ...
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Music missing from storage management

I am trying to purge the stored music on my iPhone 5s after canceling my Match subscription. I've gone to "Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage > Music" to do so and I simply cannot find Music....