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Matching Songs Not Even In iTunes Store

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Uplink24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 21, 2013 10:20 AM

I just got iTunes Match last night and let it run through the whole process of matching over night. I have about 22,000 songs, most from my CD collection, but there are some strange things I have noticed. I have encountered the typical issue of "Not all songs on an album being matched," so some have been uploaded instead. But I was starting to convert some songs to get the higher quality and came across something bizzar.

 

I have the self titled album by Breanne Duren, which is nowhere to be found on the iTunes store, yet it shows up as matched, not uploaded. I created smart playlists for "Matched," "Uploaded," and then another for errors/duplicates to have it all sorted, but this one album shows up only in the matched playlist. It's strange how it's being matched to something, but yet I right click the album or song and press "Show In Store," it says it cannot be found. I have deleted and redownloaded the songs, all of them are still the correct ones. It's really confusing. They were not uploaded or anything, why is it finding them? And where is it matching them to?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 Level 5 (4,575 points)
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    Dec 22, 2013 12:12 AM (in response to Uplink24)

    Hi,

    I have come across this issue. Whilst specific albums / tracks may not be available for sale in the iTunes Store of your country, Apple has them on their servers and are probably available in other countries - they may have the rights to offer them as downloads.

     

    By the way, clicking on Find in Store is not a guarantee that the track has been matched with that track!! Whilst the match process does not use metadata for matching, it appears that it uses the metadata when using find in store function.

    I have had songs match with limited metadata and was not able to find in store.

     

    Jim

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