It’s been an interesting and confusing day. I arrived at Apple
this morning to talk to them about my issues with Apple Music and
to hopefully fix my problems. The good news is that I have about
99 percent of my music back. […]
Apple said my music was never deleted and that it was in the cloud
the entire time. Before Apple Music, iTunes Match would show me
all of my songs — matched, uploaded, and purchased. However, if
you turn off iCloud Music Library and Apple Music, iTunes Match
will only show your purchased content now. There is no way to
separate iTunes Match from the iCloud Music Library. Before, you
would turn off iTunes Match — now you would turn off iCloud Music
So now I have the iTunes Match service that I pay for separately,
and Apple Music, both of which use iCloud Music Library. There is
really no way to get away from them if you want to use the latest
and greatest from Apple.
I’ll admit, I’m still trying to get my head around how this works.
As clear as mud how this all works. Why not make Apple Music a separate standalone app? Apple Music: subscription service with DRM. iTunes: music you own, no DRM.