• ITunes Match Glitch Replaces Explicit Songs With Censored Version




    A interesting glitch is turning iTunes into the Wal-Mart of cloud-based music services.

    When iTunes Match users try to re-download certain songs containing explicit lyrics the glitch causes iTunes Match to download the censored version of the track. Some of the songs affected include Kanye West’s “Hell of a Life”, and “Power”, Jay-Z’s “Can I Live” and Ice Cube’s “Jack N the Box.”

    A 9to5Mac reader brought the issue to the attention of Eddie Cue, Apples senior vice president of Internet software and services a couple of weeks ago and Apple has been working a fix since. However, there still is no workaround.

    The problem apparently occurs because iTunes Match sometimes can’t distinguish between the clean and explicit version of a song and defaults to the clean version when a user re-downloads the song through iTunes. While the glitch isn’t a machine crippling bug it is annoying, especially considering the service can’t tell the difference between songs by established artists.

    Hopefully Apple provides paying iTunes Match customers a fix soon. Nothing ruins a song faster than a bunch of scrambled/muted curse words. It’s like listening to your music through a USA movies filter

    Source: PCWorld and 9to5Mac
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