Apple Music and CDs Loaded in iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by ColG, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. ColG macrumors newbie

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    I have various CD's loaded up on iTunes. These are CDs I own - one of these for example is Long Road Out of Eden by the Eagles. I also subscribe to Apple Music. However whilst I can play these CD track via iTunes on my Mac some, but not all, of the tracks are greyed out in Apple Music (which means the tracks are also not available via Sonos). One of the tracks, as an example, is I Dreamed There Was No War. There are other CDs impacted by this as well.

    Can anybody help resolve this? In the meantime I think I shall embark upon a trial of Spotify....just in case.


    Thanks a mil

    Colin
     
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Any track not matched to their catalog should have been uploaded to their servers, and available to you in Apple Music. Did you skip the scanning & uploading step?
     
  3. ColG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I never physically did anything after subscribing to Apple Music it all happened automatically, except in the case of one or two CDs where some, but not all, of the tracks are not available via Apple Music.

    Is there a way to force a scan/upload or rescan/re-upload? It may well be a step that I have missed somewhere!

    Thanks
     
  4. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    You could try deleting the problem tracks from your library, then adding them again.
     
  5. ColG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You mean delete album from iTunes and then reload the CD?
     
  6. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    You keep mentioning "cd". You rip the cd to mp3/aac or whatever, once, then put it in storage or garbage can or give it away.
     
  7. ColG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Obviously, but how else do I delete the problem tracks? My assumption is that you are suggesting I delete them from iTunes and if so the only way I can replace them is from the cd. Or are you suggesting delete from Apple Music somehow?
     
  8. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    You replace them from the backup you made. You did make a backup of your library, right?
     
  9. ColG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry but you are just confusing me. I have a back-up of the CD tracks, of course I do, on an external drive and the original CD. You have suggested I delete the tracks and I am asking if you mean delete them from the iTunes library? I imagine that is all you can mean, delete the tracks from the iTunes library and then reinstated them from the backup or from the original CD - my choice!
     
  10. bilibug macrumors regular

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    In some cases you can right click on the track on your PC in iTunes, and it will give you the option to upload to iCloud Music Library if it doesn't yet exist.
     

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