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What do the various iTunes Match icons in iTunes mean?

Enabling iTunes Match adds a new default column to song lists in iTunes that displays several new icons: What do each of these icons (as well as no icon at all) mean?
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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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ITunes Match: syncing smart playlists that reference other playlists

ITunes tells me I cannot sync a smart playlist that references another playlist, but combining playlists is how I like to shuffle my music. I especially like creating individual playlists with "last ...
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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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Updating iTunes Match metadata/tags?

I recently turned Match on in iTunes, and it did its thing and matched/uploaded songs. I then turned it on in my iPhone and to my horror, the tags that I thought I had meticulously organized weren't ...
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Is it possible to use iTunes Match to replace my existing metadata with metadata from the iTunes Store?

My music in my iTunes library has come from many sources over the years, and it's filled with incomplete or inaccurate or simply missing data, not to mention the fact that most of my stuff doesn't ...
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Why does iTunes Match match only some songs from the same album?

Throughout my library I'm seeing cases where some songs from a given album that I've imported from CD are matched by iTunes Match, while others — on the same album — are not recognized and are instead ...
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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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iTunes Match is stuck on the last song in step 2 of the initial process

iTunes Match has worked well, so far, except the process seems stuck on the last song. I have more than one song 'waiting', so I can't tell which song this is stuck on: Console shows the (not very)...
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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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Create a Smart Playlist for iCloud Songs that have been downloaded Locally

Is there a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that will contain the songs in my library that have been downloaded locally? I have to reduce the bandwidth used at my job but I can download files ...
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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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How does iTunes Match match the songs in your library?

There seems to be a lot of information about iTunes Match, but I couldn't find any that describes exactly how the algorithm works. Is it something as simple as comparing song names/artists, or is some ...
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How does iTunes Match handle metadata?

When I purchase songs from iTunes, I often times hate the way the MetaData is presented. For example, I prefer the format Artist Song Name ------------------------- artist_name ...
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Removing songs from iCloud

I would like to explicitly remove songs that I uploaded using iTunes Match, from the cloud. How is this done? And if I do remove the song, will it be automatically removed from all my devices?
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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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Do I have to explicitly update iTunes Match after adding new tracks to my Library?

Yesterday I set up iTunes Match, and before the day was over it Matched and/or Uploaded all of the tracks in my library at the time. Just now I added a few more tracks and they're currently listed as '...
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iTunes Match - No More Backups Needed?

I subscribed to iTunes Match the other day (it just came to the UK) and was thinking - now that iTunes Match is backing up my library, ratings, playcounts and all that awesome stuff, I no longer need ...
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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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iTunes Match and Library on NAS

I just got a new MacBookAir for my home. It will primarily be used at home with some occasional use out of the house. I would like to use the iTunes server on my Synology NAS to store a downloaded ...
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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 ...