Thank you for the details of the issue you are experiencing with your iTunes purchases.
You can download the songs directly to your computer through the purchased section in the iTunes Store. I recommend following the steps in this article to download the songs to your computer:
You can also setup iTunes to automatically download any future purchases using the steps in this article:
Additionaly, you can delete playlists from your iOS devices using this step:
Clear or delete a playlist you created on iPhone: Select the playlist, then tap Clear or Delete.
If you are looking at the list of playlists, you can also swipe left over the name of the playlist to get the delete option. You can review more information about playlists here:
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Well, that solves the playlist problem - but the songs in my cloud I am referring to came from a CD I ripped, so they are not purchased via iTunes. WHy not just rip them in the other computer you ask? That is another sore spot all together! Music CD's are increasingly hard to import on ALL of my Mac computers (5 of them) - I managed to get a disk mounted on one of them, one time, and ripped it! Now I want the songs on the other computers. Again, I know how to solve this issue the old fasioned file sharing and home sharing ways.... but there should be an iCloud way!
If you are using iTunes Match, you can transfer songs that were not purchased through the iTunes Store using iCloud to your other devices. Your Apple ID can have up to 10 devices and computers (combined) associated with it.
If you currently are subscribed to iTunes Match, you can add an additional computer using the steps in this article:
If you do not subscribe to iTunes Match, I recommend reviewing the links below. iTunes Match provides the exact feature you are looking for:
If you decide not to use iTunes Match, you can still share your music to your other computers using Home Sharing.
You may also find more information by using another one of Apple's support resources - https://expresslane.apple.com/GetproductgroupList.action.
All the best,
Yes, I am using iTunes match. And that was my problem - songs that I had imported into one computer, were not showing up on the other, Although, those same somgs do show up on my iPad and iPhone. So I *know* they made it into the cloud. They just refuse to show up on my main computer - and I've done "update iTunes match" and I've waited a couple days... etc. The songs just won't show up. I finally just imported them via Home Sharing. But, that's not how iTUnes match is supposed to work.