I know you can delete in the following ways:
Swipe left to delete an individual song
Swipe left to delete an entire album
Swipe left to delete an entire artist
I don't think you can delete multiple songs at once without deleting the entire album or artist.
I hope that answers your question.
*Disclaimer - of course this only works on iOS 5
Yup, you can swipe the tracks, albums, or artists to delete them, like spidertaker said. That works great.
Another thing you can do, if you want to delete ALL of your downloaded music at the same time, is go to Settings > General > Usage on your iPhone, and select "Music." Then just press Edit, and delete it. That deletes every single downloaded song in one shot, if you want to start over.
Thanks I see that.
But the idea was to not have to re-download all my music every month. I wanted to save some of my 2GB data limit for something else.
The thing that got me thinking about this in the first place was that eventually my iPhone will fill up with music, and then where do you go from there. If you see a nice app you wanted to download, you have no memory left, so you have to delete something.
Deleting all the music is not only a waste of data, but re-downloading takes quite a long time if you are not on wi-fi.
I was just hoping for a way to delete all the songs from a playlist or something, so that could continue without completely starting over.
A short coming of itunes match I guess.