Going in and uploading your iTunes Library can be a pain if you have to manually do each song but Google provides a utility to upload your music automatically. Today, I'm going to be showing you how to sync your iTunes library to Google Music automatically.
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1. Navigate to http://music.google.com/ and make an account if you haven't already. If you already have a Google account, just sign into it and Google Music will automatically be added to your Google Account.
2. Once your signed into Google Music, click on the Upload Music button at the top right corner of Google Music.
3. You should be brought to a page that looks like the one in the image below. Click on Download Music Manager.
4. The download will begin automatically. Once the download is complete, you'll need to run the installer. There will be instructions on the Music Manager download page on how to install Music Manager based on your Operating System after you start the download.
5. After the installation is complete, the Music Manager should launch automatically although if it does not, please open it from Start > All Programs in Windows or Finder > Applications on a Mac. When the wizard opens up, it'll welcome you to Google Music, click on Next.
6. You'll be asked to sign into your Google Account. Make sure you sign in with the same Google account you used to sign into Google Music. You'll also need to select wether you want to stay signed in and if you want to "Automatically Send Crash Reports to Google". Both are optional, if you stay signed in, it'll make everything easier for you since you won't have to sign in every time you want to sync music. For Automatically Send Crash Reports to Google, the application will automatically send crash reports to Google if the Music Manager application crashes. Once you're done on this screen, click Next.
7. The Music Manager wizard will ask you where do you keep your music selection. Since we're using iTunes in this How-To, we'll be selecting iTunes although if you are syncing with another application that is listed or a folder on your computer, you may also select that option on the list. Click Next.
8. The Music Manager wizard will scan your iTunes library.
9. The Music Manager wizard will ask you what you want to upload to Google Music. You can either select to upload your whole iTunes or certain playlists. If you only want to upload a specific set of songs to Google Music, I would recommend creating a playlist in iTunes called Google Music, putting all the music you want to upload to Google Music in that playlist and then syncing only that playlist with Google Music. Once you've selected your options, click Next.
10. The Music Manager wizard will ask you if you would like to automatically upload songs you add to iTunes in the future. This is really a personal preference. If you select no, you'll need to manually sync new music you add to iTunes in the future with Google Music. If you select yes, Music Manager will automatically upload new songs you add to iTunes for you. I personally would recommend you select Yes.
11. The wizard will let you know that Music Manager can be accessed at any time in the taskbar. On a Mac, it would be in the status bar at the top of the screen.
12. The Music Manager wizard will begin to prepare your music for upload.
That's all you have to do! After the wizard prepares your music for upload, Music Manager will begin to upload your music to Google Music automatically in the background. After the upload is complete, you'll be able to access your music at the Google Music website (http://music.google.com/), using the free Android application, or using one of the iPhone apps I mentioned above. If you have any questions regarding anything in this How To or Google Music, please feel free to leave a comment or you may email me directly. Enjoy!