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I recently bought a new iPod Classic 120GB, mainly to use on my Numark iDJ2 but also for general use.

I have it set so that all my iTunes songs are automatically pulled over to it and when I look at its contents on iTunes all my songs are there. However, if I unplug it and then search through it manually, some artists don't appear. (I haven't yet found a pattern.)

The only reason I mention my iDJ2 is that I have Numark's 'Librarian' software installed on my iPod so that the iDJ2 can categorize and play all of my songs. I don't see how it should be responsible for this problem though.

Any help much appreciated and let me know if you need any more info.

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No matter how funny you think Weird Al is, your iPod just doesn't want to play it. –  Jeffrey Sep 2 '09 at 18:32
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Always the same few artistes? Sample artistes names? –  caliban Sep 2 '09 at 18:34
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Could it be that some albums are tagged as "Compilation"? In this case the artists in these albums are not shown in the "Artists" submenu... Uncheck the "Compilation" check-box (or something like that - I don't use iTunes!) in the Information tab and they magically appear in the list.

PS. When you select an artist that "has" a proper album, the songs in the Compilation albums are also shown.

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