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I have not personally used iTunes Match, so I may be wrong. That said, it is my understanding iTunes Match is tied to a specific Apple ID. So if BillyBob sets up iTunes Match with music in BillyBob's library, that will stay with BillyBob forever. If BettyBoo, in the same household, sets up an iTunes Match with 45% of BillyBob's library, the music in that 45% will stay with BettyBoo forever.

In the event you currently have the 20K song library associated with only one account, yes you would have to point other (maybe new??) Apple IDs to the music. That said, my gut tells me not everyone in your family will really want all 20K songs you happen to have ripped - so they can get what they want.

Again I have no experience - the folks at Apple will know not only the details, but I expect have tips on how to deal with your specific situation in case you have the music on external storage for example.

I am certain the designers of software are keenly aware most folks are in family units. Rather I think it is the music industry that functionally would much rather sell each of your children a "record" for each song. While that may not seem reasonable for a family, it was not that many years ago there were vinyl disks and while one was OK for a family, they did get scratched or used and often replaced. It is all about money.

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