Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to DebbieDicks)
You could open up the Activity Monitor app and watch the Data sent/sec value under the Network tab to figure out if it's uploading as quick as it should be. Note that this is calculating all activity on your Mac, and other devices on your network affect that value as well if they're uploading data. I'd recommend checking your upload speed using a website such as speedtest.net. Upload speed is usually quite slower than download speed. If you're not getting speeds that you're promised, it's an issue with your ISP or your connection - not iTunes.
It wouldn't do any harm to stop iTunes Match then start it again. It's not going to delete anything - it will pick up right where it left off.
Hopefully that helps!
PS. In case you didn't understand this, iTunes Match does not just upload all your songs. It only uploads those that cannot be matched as songs already in the iTunes Store. The vast majority of your songs should get matched, and won't have to be uploaded, which saves a TON of time and bandwidth.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2013 10:18 AM (in response to Joey!! 【ツ】)
Thank you! I restarted it and it seemed to work and it seems to be finished now! There are a lot of songs it says are ineligible - I am not sure why since they were purchased from iTunes, but at least it is working for most of them so I am happier now! Thank you for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2013 4:07 PM (in response to DebbieDicks)
Awesome, glad that worked.
There are a few factors that could result in a song being noneligible, including:
Songs that are larger than 200MB or songs encoded at 96 Kbps or less.
I believe that icon is also displayed next to voice memos and other types of media that are not eligible to be uploaded to iCloud.