It is really an annoying matter when you encounter album artwork missing in iTunes Match. This has become a major headache of many iTunes Match users. However, only a small number of users can cope with this issue properly and know the reasons for this problem. In order to assist more users to get to know this issue clearly and settle it successfully, the following contents are offered here for you to check out.

Part 1: What Causes iTunes Match Album Artwork Missing

It is common for users to wonder what causes iTunes Match missing album artwork. Most people can not provide definite reasons. Here I would like to list some main aspects that may incur this issue.

1. If your iTunes Match folder is too full, the artwork will not be able to download to your library. You may delete some files to free up your memory to deal with this issue properly.
2. Maybe there is something wrong when you update your iOS device system or iTunes version. You can try to update the system or iTunes version once again to settle this problem.
3. When your iTunes Match album artwork fails to conform to the requirements of iTunes, it will not show in your iTunes Match library successfully. You need to make sure your album artwork is in the format of JPG, BMP, GIF or PNG, and the resolution is not larger than 1024 x 1024.
4. If the music in iTunes Match library is in the format of WAV, the album artwork will not able to show.
5. When your iTunes version is outdated, the album artwork of iTunes Match may also get missing in the library.
The reasons listed above are not all-sided, which is only for your reference. You can try to fix the iTunes Match album artwork missing issue according to them one by one.

Part 2: How to Fix iTunes Match Album Artwork Missing Manually

When it comes to the matter of how to fix iTunes Match album artwork missing, you can try the manual way. You are required to download iTunes Match music library in iTunes and then add the missing album artwork one by one manually. Finally, you can sync the changes to iTunes Match. The detailed operating process is shown below for you to refer to.

2.1 Download iTunes Match Music Library in iTunes

1. Make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Kick it off and then move to click on “Store” menu to choose the option of “Turn On iTunes Match” to hit on.
2. Afterwards, you need to click on the button of “Add This Computer”. Sign into your iTunes Match account with your Apple ID and password to continue.

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3. When your iTunes Match library is accessible in iCloud after a moment, you need to click on the button of “Done” in the window to call out the library screen.

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4. After that, you need to hit on the tab of “My Music” at the top misled of the iTunes interface to see all music. Select all the music tracks in the list and then right-click on one piece. In the pop-up menu, you need to click on the option of “Download” to get all iTunes Match music library to your computer local directory immediately.

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2.2 Add Album Artwork Manually
1. Download proper artwork image meeting with the requirements of iTunes to your computer for the tracks that have no album artwork. Then you need to hit on the track in iTunes music library.
2. In the pop-up panel, you need to click on “Album Info” or “Get Info”. If your dialogue shows up for you to confirm, you need to agree on it to continue.

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3. Choose the tab of “Artwork” to hit on and then click on “Add Artwork” to select the artwork image that you have just placed on computer. Click on the button of “Open” after you find it. Thus, the artwork image will be added to the track right away. It will be displayed in the iTunes music library normally.

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2.3 Sync to iTunes Match
1. After you add artwork image to the music tracks in iTunes one by one, you need to click on the menu of “Edit> Preferences> General”.
2. Find the option of “iCloud Music Library” to tick in the panel of “General” to add Apple Music songs and playlists, and access them across all of your devices. Remember to hit on the “OK” button to confirm your changes.

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3. Navigate to the main screen of iTunes to click on “File” button in the toolbar. From the drop-down menu, you need to hit on “Library > Update iCloud Music Library”. Thus, the missing album artwork in iTunes Match will be shown after the syncing process comes to an end.

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This method is a bit tedious. If there are lots of tracks that have no album artwork. It will be not convenient for you to choose this solution to help you to get rid of this issue.

Part 3: How to Fix iTunes Match Missing Album Artwork Automatically with iTunes

If you are not fond of the manual method to resolve the problem of iTunes Match album artwork missing, you can try to fix it automatically with iTunes. The step-by-step instructions shown below will direct you to make it.

3.1 Download iTunes Match Music Library in iTunes
As for the detailed steps to make it, please refer to the contents in Part 2.1.
3.2 Add Album Artwork Automatically
1. Run iTunes on computer and make sure it is the latest version. Click on the tab of “File> Library> Get Album Artwork” successively in iTunes screen.

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2. When a disclaimer shows up, you need to agree to it to allow iTunes software to add album artwork in an automatic way. Wait for a moment, the album artwork will be added to the tracks in iTunes.
3.3 Sync to iTunes Match
As for the detailed steps to make it, please refer to the contents in Part 2.3.
iTunes itself has the features to manage its library. If you need, you can also use iTunes to remove duplicated items automatically.

Part 4: How to Fix iTunes Match Missing Album Artwork in Batch using Tunes Cleaner

The issue of iTunes Match album artwork missing can also be addressed smoothly with the assistance of one professional tool, which is called “Leawo Tunes Cleaner ”. It has been known as one powerful iTunes manager for years. With the help of it, iTunes users can keep the library clean and tidy without getting tedious to find the song track they need. It can not only clean up duplicated items, but also can add album artwork and music info automatically. Take a quick tour of the contents shown below and you will be clear on how to achieve your aim with this software.

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Leawo Tunes Cleaner 

☉ Clean up iTunes music library and other music libraries in clicks;
☉ Automatically download and add music tags like artist, title, cover, album, etc.
☉ One click duplicate removal to remove duplicate songs in music library;
☉ Manually add and complete music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.

4.1 Download iTunes Match Music Library in iTunes
As for the detailed steps to make it, please refer to the contents in Part 2.1.
4.2 Fix iTunes Match Missing Album Artwork in Batch
When the iTunes Match music library is available in iTunes, you can continue to make use of Leawo Tunes Cleaner to begin to get the missing album artwork in batch.
Step 1: Start to Clean iTunes
Fire up Leawo Tunes Cleaner on your computer and then select the tab of “Start to Clean iTunes” as circled in the following image to hit on. This excellent iTunes manager will begin scanning your iTunes music library immediately.

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Step 2: Fix iTunes Music Library
Wait until the scanning is over. Thus, you will see a score at the top of the screen. Your music tracks will be divided in 4 different categories. Hit on the category of “Songs Without Album Artwork” to choose the music files that you would like to fix. Tap on the button of “Fix All” at the top right corner of the screen to initiate the repairing procedure of this tool. You need to wait for a few minutes. After this fixing process, your missing album artwork will be shown in the iTunes library.

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4.3 Sync to iTunes Match
As for the detailed steps to make it, please refer to the contents in Part 2.3.
Leawo Tunes Cleaner is quite efficient for you to fix iTunes music library issues properly. You can download and install this software on your computer to give it a go.
By reading through this guidance, you will know why iTunes Match album artwork fails to display and some great methods to fix this issue. You can choose one way that fits you well to repair your iTunes Match. Among them, Leawo Tunes Cleaner should be your top-1 choice, for its iTunes management functions are quite powerful and professional.