Combining 2 apple itunes accounts into one (not the typical question)

For some reason (don't ask) many years ago I created an iTunes accounts through my work email and another through my home email.  My job is at risk, and so I would like to take my 'work' apple id and transfer it into my 'home' id.

My issue is NOT accessing music from both accounts on one device:  everything is authorized properly.  My issue is that I'm going from TWO emails to ONE.  If, in the future, I need to 'login' or 'authorize' the work email apple-id and forget the password, I won't be able to reset it as I won't have access to the 'work' email.

I tried the easy route:  changing the 'work' email to the 'home' email.  Apple wasn't having it:  "there is already a user account with...."
Joe GourlayAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If everything (music and files) is on your home computer / home iTunes / iPhone, then you can "forget" the work account when you need to. I do not see any need to combine a work account that you cannot access with your home account. Just use the home account.

If necessary and if all backed up, reset the iPhone and start again.
Joe GourlayAuthor Commented:
John, thanks.  What made me ask this question is that at random times (like this morning) it asks me to "authorize" this computer.  If, as this morning, I couldn't find my password, then I have no way to recover it through email.  That's what I'm trying to avoid.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think if you "forget" the work email / network, you will be left only with your home email / network and you know the password to that.  This should work.
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Joe GourlayAuthor Commented:
John, either I am not being clear or I am not understanding your answer.  Please let me try again.

Let's say I own two albums.  

Album1:  the beatles, on "Home" account
Album2:  Beethoven on "work" account

Computer A is a authorized for both Home and Work accounts.  Therefore, I can play both Album 1 and Album 2 in computer A.  Occasionally, ITunes requires me to reauthorize Computer A for both "Home" and "Work" accounts.  If I misplace the password for either, then I have to go through email for password recovery.

ITunes will not allow me to recover the password for "Work" through the email for "Home".  To recover the "Work" password I must use the "Work" email.  Also, ITunes will not allow me to change the email for the "Work" account to the email for the "Home" account.  IF (WHEN) I lose all access to the "work" email, forget the "work" password, and am required to reauthorize the "work" account on Computer A ,I will have no method to recover the password and will therefore be forever unable to play Album2 again.

This is the situation I am attempting to prevent, and to prevent with something more robust and reliable than "well, you just have to remember the password/secret question".  How do I get "Album 2" moved over to the "Home" ITunes account?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What I am trying to say is that you should consolidate your music on your Home Computer, use Home Email for iPhone and "forget" the work email. Then just do not use your system for personal use.
Joe GourlayAuthor Commented:
John, I agree.  I just don't know how to do that.  "Consolidation" means that the property rights of the music now associated with account "Work" must be transferred to account "Home".  I don't know how to do that.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Here is an Apple Support link to help you move the music to your home computer.

See if that works.
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