You Might Want to Read This Before You Upgrade to iTunes 12.2. A Bug is RUINING Music Libraries

I wish I’d read this first. So far, I think I’m okay because I didn’t use the iCloud music feature. But before you upgrade, consider the risks. From Mashable:

A day after the launch of Apple Music, users are reporting an iTunes bug that is wrecking music libraries by scrambling artists, albums and tracks.

Apple‘s tagline, “All your music in one place,” implied there was finally a solution to having your music spread out across different services and devices. But one of the key features aimed at making that a reality, iCloud Music Library, may have been the culprit behind the scrambling of iTunes libraries on Macs.

After I updated to the new iTunes 12.2, I was asked to enable iCloud Music Library, which is supposed to sync your tracks across your devices. Once it was enabled, iTunes randomized the majority of my roughly 25GB library. Tracks moved across albums, album art didn’t match music and artists were listed up to seven or eight times.

Read on. Seriously.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

5 thoughts on “You Might Want to Read This Before You Upgrade to iTunes 12.2. A Bug is RUINING Music Libraries

  • July 2, 2015 at 10:34 am
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    Yep, my music is now a mess and all over the place. For example: Prince now has two places on my artist listing, and the album Purple Rain is separated into three different categories of 1-3 songs each. Wtf is wrong with Apple these days?!

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  • July 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm
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    And just like that all my music is back to normal… weird. Maybe it takes time for the server to sort things out after the upgrade?

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    • July 2, 2015 at 5:21 pm
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      Weird. Now I don’t know what to believe. With over 80,000 songs in iTunes, I’m scared to commit.

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      • July 2, 2015 at 5:48 pm
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        I’ve checked my library a few times today and it’s still good since my last post. 92gb and 16,000 songs organized and accounted for. Whew!

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  • July 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm
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    Thanks for the info. Glad I read your post! I won’t upgrade with 12.2.

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