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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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Inplace upgrade/replace of old mp3 files using iTunes Match

I have my old files organized in a directory structure like "{album artist} - {album title} (year)" and I would like to upgrade all 128kbps tracks to 256kbps. I already tried the available method ...
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Is it possible to lower bitrate of music downloaded from iCloud music library to iPhone?

I have a lot of music in my iCloud Music Library, most of it matched to 256 kb/s AAC files in iTunes Match. If I were to sync music to my phone by connecting it to iTunes on my desktop, I could choose ...
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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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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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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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Why are some of music files not being added to my iCloud Music Library?

I have an issue occurring with my iTunes library an iTunes Match that I'm having trouble diagnosing. I have several albums with tracks that refuse to upload to my iCloud Music Library. You can see ...
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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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Can't download song that shows as “purchased”

I recently purchased 6 songs to round out an album. I did this purchase from my phone (iPhone 6, iOS 8.4). Now, one of those six songs is missing from my phone, and I can't figure out how to re-...
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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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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....
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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. I don't understand how those existing features work with or against the ...
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iTunes Match mismatch between OS X and iOS

Yesterday, I decided to go ahead and subscribe to iTunes Match. One of the first CDs I imported after having activated iTunes Match was a really old compilation CD, with various tracks from various ...
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Is it Possible to Delete Songs from iCloud without iTunes Match? [duplicate]

Edit in response to this question being a duplicate. This is not a duplicate as I am asking how to delete any song from any artist off of cloud storage, not just U2's Songs of Innocence. The link ...
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How to remove, but not delete, podcast episodes?

I want to remove podcast episodes on my iPad to free some space. But I don't want to lose them nor do I want to remove them from the saved episodes. I want to "re-cloud" them basically. Is here any ...
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Why would I want to turn on iTunes Match on an iOS device?

I'm a bit confused about iTunes in the Cloud vs. iTunes Match. My understanding is that iTunes in the Cloud allows me to have my songs in the cloud. I can see all my songs by turning on "Show all ...