Why upload music to iCloud when the album is already on Apple Music?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by skadd, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. skadd, Jul 4, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2015

    skadd macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2010
    Why? I don't get it. Waste of bandwith and space imo.

    Also, anyone else experiencing wrong album art in especially Motion picture soundtracks shared with iCloud music library? They should uploud the album art together with the music.
    I've posted feedback about it to Apple.
  2. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    I have Match and it doesn't actually upload a song that Apple has and I'm sure Apple Music is the same. It just uploads the info and matches it to the song in Apple's inventory.

    The reason you are "experiencing wrong album art" is because Apple is NOT uploading the music or info and simply matching the music tracks (and not 'looking' at your album art) it sees on your HD to what they have that matches.
  3. skadd thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2010
  4. skadd thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2010
    Oh ok. It just keeps "uploading" one song for a very long time, that's why I thought it uploaded the whole thing.

    I have a collection of different motion picture soundtracks and they're all correctly tagged but many will not show the correct album art on the iPhone. The only thing that's missing is "(Music from the Motion Picture)" in the album name.

    First world problems.
  5. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    But that's a bug. Normally it should upload custom album art along with your other meta data even if it "matches" the song rather than uploading it. In iTunes Match it usually works, but Apple Music seems to screw it up quite often based on the reports here in the forum.

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