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Odds are very high that's exactly what it was due to his use of iTunes Match. It was Match users that were the most likely to have issues with the new Apple Music .itl file being corrupt. I never used Match and I didn't have any problems with my music library on update.
 Just because they write an article based on the premise that it's confusing doesn't actually mean that it is. You can have cloud access to your iTunes purchases (free). You can have cloud access to music files on your HDD that weren't purchased through iTunes (annual fee). You can have cloud access to any song/album on iTunes regardless of purchasing it or not (monthly subscription). That's all there is to understand.
 iTunes Match: makes non-iTunes music files available through the cloud. iCloud Music Library: makes iTunes music purchases not copied to your device available through the cloud. Apple Music: makes iTunes content that you never purchased available through the cloud. It's not really that confusing.
 Yeah, and it was likely a very simple fix like restoring the prior .itl file. He never "lost" anything. I can understand that a corrupted library file after an update could be alarming to anyone initially, but it's kind of odd that an experienced tech writer would freak out that much.
I read the article and he's pretty short on detail in regards to the "lost" files and where they actually were. I have a hard time believing that upgrading the application actually deleted 4,700 files from his HDD. That's the same thing that some of the users on Apple's forums believed, and it turned out it was really just a bad .itl file.
 It's looking like it's more of an issue with iTunes Cloud Library than Apple Music. One solution is to just turn off iTunes Cloud Library and restore the previous .itl file that existed prior to the update to Apple Music. That seems to be working for many people. 
 Yeah, it's a head-scratcher when you hear people claiming that they don't know how to get to their own music when the 'My Music' icon shows up immediately when you launch the app. The navigation for the entire app is right in front of your nose right off the bat: 'For You' (scroll through suggested playlists and albums based on your preferences), 'New' (scroll through recently released music by genre), 'Radio' (Beats 1 etc.), 'Connect' (artist connections), 'My Music'...
As the article mentions, they're not really the same product/service. I've used the ad-supported version of Pandora quite a bit and would probably continue to do so even if I subscribed to Apple Music. Sometimes you want to micro-manage the music, sometimes you don't.
 That isn't even correct. Chile, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Poland, and South Korea also tax overseas earnings.
It's a complete fallacy to say that U.S. companies are taxed twice for foreign earnings.  http://www.factcheck.org/2015/06/christies-tax-dodge/
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