Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to Jamata)
In iTunes, no. Not unless you've delete the music from the iTunes library. On iOS devices, generally speaking yes, unles you've download or previously synced music to the device.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
I seem to only be able to play music on my iPad as long as I am connected to Wi-Fi. Is there something special I need to be doing to ensure that I can play music anytime, any place, without having to have Wi-Fi connection?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 5:00 AM (in response to Sweet Willi)
I'm assuming your iPad is a Wi-Fi-only model, so... you'll need to pre-download music to listen to it away from an network connection; or disable iTM, sync the music you want via USB, then reneable the service.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
Oh LAWD..... that is so simple, I am almost embarrassed. Never thought to just connect to my MAC and download my library via USB. I just assumed that that was what iTunes Match did for me.
Since I have network at home, then I'll follow your suggestion to disable iTM and sync
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to Sweet Willi)
You can also download music using iTunes Match when you have WiFi service (whether or not you're at home). There are three ways to do this:
-When you play a song on iOS, it automatically downloads, so your favorite songs are already there.
-You can download an album by clicking the cloud at the upper right. On an iPad, you can also download a whole artist this way.
-if you want to download a lot of music, you can create a playlist (either on on you iPad or on the computer), then go to the playlist on the iPad, scroll to the bottom of the playlist, and click the cloud to download all. This is something like a sync playlist, except the music will not be removed if your remove it from the playlist.
Once music is downloaded, it stays there until you explicitly delete it. To see only the music that's in your device (like when you're away from WiFi), go to Settings->Music and turn "Show all music" to OFF.