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Music app playlists are empty when viewed on Windows Phone 8
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After you create or import a playlist in the Music app on Windows 8, the playlist is uploaded to the Xbox Music cloud collection. When this playlist is viewed on Windows Phone 8, it is empty or contains fewer songs than expected.
With Windows Phone 8, your Xbox music cloud collection contains the songs you have purchased from the Xbox Music store or that you have access to via an Xbox Music Pass. If you do not have an Xbox Music Pass, the playlist from your Windows 8 computer may contain songs that are not available to your phone.
You may have:
If your playlists contain songs from your computer's personal music collection, create the playlist in the Zune software or create the playlist in Windows Media Player and use the Windows Phone app for desktop to sync the playlist to your phone.
If your playlists contain Xbox Music songs, get an Xbox Music Pass to play these on your phone.
To turn off the Xbox Music cloud collection altogether: