You need to delete the song from the iTunes library AND from iCloud. You might actually want to send the files to the trash then get them back out and redrop them back into iTunes. iTunes Match matches your tracks to its iTunes library first. If it can't match it up for whatever reason, it'll upload it to your iTunes Match account. So if it's not matching the iTunes database then something about your track is different than what's in the Apple database. I was trying to get the 256k versions of some of the lower quality music I've ripped over the years. It took a few times of deleting it and redownloading from the cloud until it matched it to the 256k version in the iTunes database.This method doesn't seem to work, even though logically it should. If I delete all songs from the cloud using the above method, and then update iTunes Match, all of the songs that were in the cloud show up in iTunes again.
The reason this is an issue is I'm trying to force iTunes Match to attempt to match songs again, but if they've already been added to the iTunes match database they simply match with the songs in the database rather than Apple's iTunes store database.
Any ideas on how to truly clear the iTunes Match library? Thanks in advance...
Correct, here is why I did it.Just curious, what would be the purpose/benefit of doing this?
To reload the tracks again?