For some reason there are over 1000+ playlists entitle "Reggae" on my iTunes ever since I purchased Match and I've never created a single new reggae playlist nor have I had a single song any of them? I've spent hours trying to delete the playlists one by one because you can't delete multiple playlists at a time. For some reason it appears that my countless hours of deleting have not helped one bit. Please help somebody!
Hi Mike. I fixed it! I do not know what caused the playlist problem in the first place so I do not know if the problem will return. However, my iTunes with iTunes Match activated, is now working correctly again. I ended up using a program that I downloaded from the App Store called TrackSift. It is only $1.99. It did not work right away because I kept getting an error message stating that it could not connect to iTunes. I rebooted - launched TrackSift - then launched iTunes and waited until iTunes had loaded correctly. Then I hit the "Clean" tab in TrackSift - then I hit - Delete Empty Playlists. Once it started I left my computer alone and let the program do its thing. It took almost two hours to work because it found 65514 empty playlists. That number is correct 65 thousand empty playlists.... that obviously I did not create. This must be an iCloud/iTunes Match problem. I am just glad that the solution only cost me 2 bucks and about 15 hours of crazy frustration.
I hope it works for you as well.