They appear in your videos as mostly equivalent?
I have ~75, 000 songs in my iTunes music library. All but a few hundred are manually imported from my personal music collection (CDs, LPs, 45s, 78s, my own recordings). Only a few hundred are iTunes music purchases. I have never used iTunes Match and have never joined nor subscribed to Apple Music streaming – nor do I want or need to.
Before I update to Catalina, I want to feel 100% confident my years of careful iTunes tagging & Artwork remain intact once imported to the Catalina Music App. Newly imported file tags hopefully do not overwrite my tags using the “equivalent” Apple Music catalog item? (I’ve read reports of lost or overwritten Artwork in this import process, for example.) Maybe some tags are no longer supported and I’ll lose tags?
Can I still Import personal music such as from a CD or from my personal audio file recordings? Or are only iTunes purchases or Apple Music streams supported? THANKS!