1. PrabhuSeshadri's Avatar
    I have a doubt on Apple music and iCloud music subscription.

    I have 2000 songs in my iTunes library right now with all the metadata information like play counts, last played/skipped. I am planning to take iCloud music subscription. I understand apple music will match the songs in my library and upload the ones it can't identify.


    Once this process is done will I lose my play count and other metadata that I currently have in my iTunes library?


    For example. If I have a song that is played 60 times in my iTunes library, and if I play it once after I subscribe for the iCloud music will it change to "61" or start from the first count. I don't want to lose the play counts and the smart playlist that I was using all these while.


    Thank you.
    02-05-2018 06:22 AM
  2. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Greetings, and welcome to iMore.

    Unfortunately I cannot answer your question as I don't have any external or downloaded songs in my library. I stream all my music.

    But Im sure someone will be along soon that can answer that question. Until then please browse around the forums and ask questions.

    Thanks.
    02-05-2018 08:12 AM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    I have a doubt on Apple music and iCloud music subscription.

    I have 2000 songs in my iTunes library right now with all the metadata information like play counts, last played/skipped. I am planning to take iCloud music subscription. I understand apple music will match the songs in my library and upload the ones it can't identify.


    Once this process is done will I lose my play count and other metadata that I currently have in my iTunes library?


    For example. If I have a song that is played 60 times in my iTunes library, and if I play it once after I subscribe for the iCloud music will it change to "61" or start from the first count. I don't want to lose the play counts and the smart playlist that I was using all these while.


    Thank you.
    It will keep counting up unless you specifically reset the counter.
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    02-05-2018 12:56 PM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    It will keep counting up unless you specifically reset the counter.
    Good to know. Thanks.

    Who knows, I may decide to start adding my several terabytes of music from many years past to my library.
    02-05-2018 01:16 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    Good to know. Thanks.

    Who knows, I may decide to start adding my several terabytes of music from many years past to my library.
    As long as the id3 tags are up to date and correct you won’t have much issues.
    02-05-2018 01:37 PM
  6. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    As long as the id3 tags are up to date and correct you won’t have much issues.
    Doh! I knew there might be a catch. These are legal MP3's from back in the 80's and 90's.
    02-05-2018 01:40 PM

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