I've set up a new iMac and transferred my library.  Now, when I switch on iTunes Match it gets to about 25% on stage 1 and just stops working,  Anyone know how to fix this?

I've set up a new iMac and transferred my library.  Now, when I switch on iTunes Match it gets to about 25% on stage 1 and just stops working,  Anyone know how to fix this?

Ok, so the likely cause is 1 or more Songs are tripping up iTunes Match.  To resolve, move to Song view, switch on iCloud Status and iCloud Download fields - sort the view on iCloud Status - identify Songs with status other than Purchased, Matched or Uploaded.  Temporarily remove them from the library, allow iTunes Match to complete the 3-step process.  Gradually import the Songs back in - any that cause a repeat failure, place in a playlist, burn to audio CD and import as 256k AAC.
Note:  iTunes Match service in UK at present is intermittant, may be worth trying from 1200 tomorrow to give Apple the chance to complete its current updates.

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