13 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2013 11:06 AM by Jimzgoldfinch
Nor Level 1 (0 points)

There are some songs I've uplaoded to iCloud, they are not matched.


Is there any way I can "rematch" a song?


Should I just rescan the whole library instead? Please advise.

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.1
  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    At this time there is no way to force a song to "match" that has uploaded. You might try deleting the tracks from the library and the cloud and re-ripping them from the CD at a higher bit rate but there is no guarantee that will work either.

  • Nor Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Michael!


    I want to know how I can start the iTunes Match scan from scratch?

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    The entire scan, or just selected items? Starting from scratch is not an easy task. Perhaps if you tell us what has prompted you to want to do this we can help you sort it out.

  • Nor Level 1 (0 points)

    As there are some songs I know that can be matched but they're currently uploaded.


    However, I don't want to delete them to perform a "rematch" as many of them are included in some playlists, if I delete those songs, they'll also be deleted in the playlist. Therefore I want to perform a whole library rescan.

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    Honestly, I wouldn't bother. The chsnces of the uploaded songs marching on a re-scan are almost non-existent. It would just ne more trouble than it would be worth.

  • Nor Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your advice.

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    Youre wlecome  Sorry it wasn't more helpful.

  • Bjoe Level 1 (15 points)

    There is only one good reason to change uploaded songs into found ones: Genius would be able to suggest recommendations. Uploaded songs have not been identified by Apple.

  • Joe Siegler Level 1 (10 points)

    Well, today, the AC/DC catalogue is now available in iTunes - it never was before today.  I have most of their stuff in my own scanned files as "uploaded".  I'd really like to be able to rescan and have it match them now.


    I don't know of a way to do that, as I'd like to remove the "uploaded" files from my account and go with matched files instead. 


    I know I can nuke them out of iTunes, re-add them and rematch, but I don't want to lose all the ID3 info, play counts, and things like that.


    Has nobody figured out a way to do this?

  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 (7,690 points)


    Convert tracks from mp3 to AAC or vice versa within iTunes. You will keep play count info etc.

    Delete original tracks, rerun match. There is no guarantee that this will work but is worth a try. I have had some success in past.



  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    To follow up on Jim's advice, when you delete the original tracks from the iTunes library do not delete them from the HDD. You'll probably want them again at some point if a re-match doesn't work.

  • JavaGeek Level 1 (10 points)

    I was looking how to re-match the songs that were uploaded to iTunes match and I found this post, so I decided to try the re-encoding suggestion. However, I had my music in the cloud (different computer) and when I downloaded the music that I wanted to re-encode (AC/DC's Iron Man 2 album), lo and behold the info for the songs show that they have been matched already, and they even show the "Mastered for iTunes" logo.


    So I guess even after you upload a song, Apple will regularly try to match it with their library. I thought I'd share this info with you and also see if someone else sees this behavior.


    The only issue I have right now is that in my library the song still shows as "uploaded" instead of "matched" (I have a smart playlist to group all uploaded music).

  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 (7,690 points)