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iTunes Match and Apple Music interfering with eachother

I have iTunes Match and I have got 6 months of Apple Music for free. But now when I try to play a song on an album that is also on Apple Music it will fail after 15seconds. I tried everything from ...
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How to update Tag Data using itunes match?

I have a lot of music files, and the tag information of some music files is wrong or missing. I tried to use itunes match to match these music files, the effect is good, they are displayed as "...
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Playing iTunes library songs on HomePod with Siri

We've had a lot of problems over the years trying to play music via Siri on our HomePods. I have iTunes Match, and virtually all of the music is in my account. It used to be that saying "Hey Siri,...
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Music app is stuck forever on Loading Cloud Music Library

I subscribed to iTunes Match, but either Music or iTunes got stuck forever on loading. If I remember correctly, in this Apple/iCloud account, I had a lot of music on Match (around ~2000). What can I ...
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Actual requirements for iTunes Match?

I decided that I want to sign up for iTunes Match. But I'm not sure how I can, or even if I can. I visited the "Subscribe to iTunes Match" page on the Apple Support site and it says, "...
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How to stop iTunes on my PC to upload random picture on my iTunes iPhone?

I download a lot of music from my PC iTunes to my iPhone iTunes. On the PC you have the option to choose the "Artwork" of each song you have on there, which I always personally choose, to ...
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Since the Apple Music and iTunes Store catalogs differ at times, do I need both services in order to more completely match my music?

I just noticed that some of my songs that Apple Music is marking as Uploaded rather than Matched, are actually greyed out on the album page within Apple Music. If I try to add these streaming versions ...
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Does Apple Music include FULL iTunes Match functionality, or not?

I've been unable to get a simple, clear conclusive/official answer to this question: Does Apple Music truly include all of the feature set of iTunes Match? Bonus question below. My situation: I am a ...
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Apple Music "share song" not showing up when I have the same song on my local library on macOS Big Sur

How can I share the link of a song to a friend when I have the exact same music (matched) in my library? The "share to" button simple does not show up. As an example:
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Apple ID: how best to move iTunes match and Apple Music to a different Apple ID

I have two Apple IDs - from 2 different countries (one in EU, the other non-EU). Through a quirk of history one has iCloud 1(EU) and the other one 2(non-EU) has iTunes match and Apple Music, which I ...
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How do I "authorize this computer" with the latest version of Music (which doesn't have an Account menu anymore)?

When I try to download a file from the cloud (I'm using Apple's match/subscription thing) it just says This computer is not authorized. You must authorize this computer before you can use Apple Music ...
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Uploading from iPhone to iTunes Match Library

I have used iTunes Match for years to upload MP3s from my Mac to the cloud library. I then listen to them on my iPhone using the Music app. But I want to know if there is a way to upload items using ...
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How do I download songs in a playlist in Music?

I used to be able to download all of the songs in a playlist from iCloud at once in Music, but the download button is no longer showing in the playlist title area it used to. It does show next to ...
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Mechanism to force iTunes Match to not match/upload tracks

I've been using Apple Music for almost ten years now, and for the most part, I have no complaints. One issue I've run into though is iTunes Match will match a track, and because of the ever shifting ...
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Understanding the point of iTunes Match: Is it only a storage overflow concept?

I am only now switching to using Apple's Ecosystem for my music, and don't completely seem to understand some concepts. I have played around with using iTunes to bringing an existing CD collection ...
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Music on iPhone not showing up in iTunes on macOS

If I connect my iPhone to my Mac via USB cable, iTunes launches and shows the iPhone icon in the toolbar. But if I click that, no content whatsoever is displayed under the "On My Device" header (...
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Can iTunes change metadata on the actual CD?

I used iTunes to rip a CD of a homemade audio recording of a friend. iTunes thought it recognized the CD but was way off (it guessed a lecture series about ancient history). However, when I looked at ...
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I need help signing up for iTunes Match

I have an older Apple laptop and want to load iTunes match. When following the directions the "Match" tab, trying to "Enable iCloud Music Library" or any other reference to the path that I can sign up ...
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iTunes 12.7 how to download all music from iTunes Match

Mac OS 10.13.4, iTunes 12.7.4 Somehow my music library has become screwed up, and almost all of my 28,000-odd tracks aren't where they should be (according to iTunes). I can create a playlist of all ...
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Re-upload song to iCloud Music Library

There's a few songs that I've added to iCloud Music Library using iTunes on my PC but it seems that some of them didn't upload correctly because (1) they never play past a certain point on my iPhone ...
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iPhone Music app: music with an iCloud status of Uploaded can't be played?

I have a PC (running Windows) with a collection of MP3 files I ripped from CD. I installed iTunes (12.7.0.166) and setup iCloud Music Library, and it went through the uploading/matching process on my ...
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How to sync audiobooks using iTunes Match/iCloud from macOS to iOS 11?

I have a couple of audio books on my MacBook which I want to listen to on a Road Trip. I imported the files in iTunes and then changed the media type to "Audiobook". Now they show up as an audiobook, ...
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iTunes iCloud status: Uploaded

I subscribe to Apple Music (streaming) but not iTunes Match. I ripped a (somewhat rare?) CD, and was surprised to see its status as "Uploaded". Sure enough it plays on my other iTunes-enabled devices. ...
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How do I troubleshoot iTunes failing to add songs to my iCloud Music Library?

I want to add a couple songs to an iCloud Music Library playlist (in iTunes 12.6.1.25 on OS X 10.10.5), but the songs aren't in my iCloud Music Library: If I right-click on the songs and select "Add ...
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Does iTunes Match just 'match' your library with songs in the iTunes Store?

I subscribed to iTunes Match a few days ago and it is obvious to me that it will not upload my entire library i.e. it only seems to be matching my library with songs only available in the iTunes store....
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How to download iTunes song (via iTunes Match) using AppleScript

I'm trying to figure how to download the file for iTunes songs which are are not yet downloaded to my local machine (and reside in the iTunes Match Cloud) using AppleScript or any other library. My ...
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Unable to download or stream purchased song from iCloud Library

I noticed an issue a few months ago that songs that had been uploaded to my iCloud Library (a feature of Apple Music) were occasionally not playing on my iPhone. Trying to download or stream the song ...
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I cannot play music in the status "uploaded" in iTunes through iCloud (via Apple TV, iPhone, iPad)

I have a subscription to iTunes Match. Recently, I think in the last week, I am not able to listen to the music that result in the status "Uploaded" , therefore is not matched. Normally if I load a ...
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Purchased Songs are not showing in iTunes, AppleTV or iPhone [duplicate]

Why are some of my purchased song not showing in iTunes, AppleTV or available to play or download to iPhone.
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Recently added songs do not finish playing on my iPhone 6 Plus

I just recently added several songs to my iPhone 6 Plus. Here is what I did: Add songs to my playlist in iTunes in my MacBook Air. Sync music to my iPhone 6 Plus Problem: When my phone is playing ...
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Some songs don't play in iTunes on macOS

Some of the songs in my iTunes library refuse to play. When I double click on them, nothing happens. When I play the song before it and then skip over to the next song, it actually skips the song and ...
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Can I cancel iTunes Match and subscribe again without reuploading my music?

If I decide to cancel iTunes Match for a bit and then resubscribe do I go through the whole 'match' process for my music again?
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Why are tracks of the same title failed to uploaded to iCloud/iTunes Match?

As the screenshot above shows, some tracks of the same title are failed to be uploaded to iCloud/iTunes Match. Even they have different time lengths and belong to different discs. For example, in ...
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If I sign up for the 3 free months of Apple Music, do I keep Match-ed songs when the trial ends? [duplicate]

If I sign up for the Apple Music free trial (which now includes audio fingerprinting iTunes Match), will I keep my (DRM-free but watermarked) Matched music when the trial ends?
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iTunes Store Doesn't Recognize iTunes Library

About two weeks ago, iTunes stopped recognizing my iTunes library. I get this message when I go to either File → Library → Update iCloud Music Library or Update Genius: There is no such option under ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove all downloads from iTunes? (But keep them in iCloud)

I have a mixture of local music that I added myself to iTunes, along with albums added through Apple Music. Fortunately, iTunes recognizes this and allows me to “Remove Download” for the songs I added ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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