iTunes 12.3 - New version, same mess

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by hagar, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. hagar macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    With the new iTunes 12.3, I considered manually fixing my music library, as I'm sure it will never happen automatically.

    I removed my local library as everything in the cloud as I assume my local library is corrupt.
    But... can anyone explain the following:

    1) I fix 10 songs in the cloud that have the wrong artwork.
    2) I make the songs available offline
    3) the artwork changes back to the wrong version (!)
    4) I remove all artwork manually
    5) I remove the local copy, assuming it will delete the artwork on the server. That seems to be the case: no artwork when streaming the song
    6) I re-download the song: the right artwork appears magically (!)

    Weird magic... but at least it finally works. Right? Wrong: when playing the song on my iPad, I again get the wrong artwork. How the hell is this possible? How many versions of the song and artwork are stored in the cloud???

    I can only conclude my cloud library is corrupt as well.

  2. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2013
    London, UK
    Unless you delete the song from your library and re add...or make a AAC version, the wrong artwork will permanently remain on that song. I have this problem a thousand times, even before with iTunes Match.

    You can't change it. You can edit the artwork on the computer and it can apply, but the moment iTunes updates the library with the cloud it will re download the old artwork (which is the wrong one) from your icloud server.
  3. hagar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    Great, that might actually be a good workaround. Don't know why I didn't think of that. But still: removing thousands of songs from iTunes and the cloud just to re-add them because of these bugs...

    Anyway: iTunes says no. I woke up this morning to start downloading, and all my songs are greyed out. Don't have access to my own music anymore. And the little cloud in the top right corner keeps spinning.

    So no music for me today.

    EDIT: just fixed the greyed out songs by rebooting my Mac. Ahhh. The good old Windows days are coming back ;-)

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