Prevent iCloud Music from Matching?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by crotalus80, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. crotalus80 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2016
    Apologies if this has been covered before, I did a search but couldn't find an answer.

    I'm an Apple Music subscriber and I want to upload songs to iCloud Music that are differently mastered versions of songs that are in Apple Music. For instance, a Gold disc version of The Doors' first album. However, Apple will still match these songs do the versions they have (I'm guessing because the audio fingerprint is fairly similar). Is there a way to add my own music and tell Apple to not match it but to upload it? Obviously they don't want to upload a song they already have, but it's kinda lame that I can't have some control over it. Google Music has begun to do the same thing, unfortunately.

  2. yep-sure macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Not to my knowledge. It's why all my live concerts now play the album versions of the songs.

  3. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    Have you deleted the album, and retried this recently? It's my experience that the algorithm is much improved in the last month.

    You can also try changing some of the album's metadata in iTunes. That often forces an "upload" for me.
  4. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    only way i know if to add -1 or something else to the song name to make it not match.. May not help in all cases, particularly with large songs u need, but i've never had a problem with that.
  5. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    The fingerprint matching that Apple introduced over the summer should have fixed this. Is everyone definitely using the latest version of iTunes?
  6. danieleilertsen macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2016
    Oslo, Norway
    Yes! When i try using apple music library for my local files it ether dublicates the playlists or ruins the playlist structure complitly. Sometimes adding a duplicate playlist and moving them from playlistfolder. This happens right after the itunes scanning progress finnishes when pushing the button for itunes music library..

    Adding local files in icloud music library is a real problem.

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