iTunes “master library” (bhr’s library)

  1. create new library with default values on local disk
  2. add Music to your iTunes library
  3. enable iCloud Music Library in preferences, wait for sync to complete
  4. recreate new library = (1)
  5. enable iCloud Music library
  6. change iTunes media folder location to external drive
  7. add movies, apps, videos etc.
  8. enable sharing of entire library

iCloud for iPhone, iPad

  1. disable iCloud Music library, Apple Music etc.
  2. restart device, Music app should be “empty”
  3. sync iPhone with iTunes library
  4. enable iCloud Music library

iCloud for other Mac devices

  1. create new library with default values on local disk
  2. enable iCloud Music Library in preferences
  3. My Music representy iCloud Musics library

Apple TV

  1. For Apple TV enable Home Sharing

issues

Symlinks do NOT work, e.g. : ln -s /Volumes/DATACUBE/Media /Users/bhr/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/

When adding Music to iTunes, by copying to “Automatically to iTunes” file remains in this folder, will not be copied to external drive