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Sams Teach Yourself iTunes Match in 10 Minutes by Lex Friedman

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Lesson 1. Getting Started with iTunes Match

In this lesson, you learn to sign up for iTunes Match, begin the matching process, add columns to your iTunes library to better see how Match works, master the different iTunes Match labels and icons, and understand why certain tracks will never match and why others won’t even upload.

What Is iTunes Match?

iTunes Match is a $24.99/year service from Apple. With an iTunes Match subscription, you can access the entirety of your music library from any Mac, Windows PC, or iOS device.

iTunes Match stores all the music you own—whether you bought it from Apple, ripped it from CDs, or acquired it elsewhere—in iCloud. Once your music is stored in iCloud, you can play those songs on other computers, iPhones, iPads, ...

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