Questions tagged [music]

For questions relating to music in general. Music can be played on a Mac using itunes, or on an iOS device using music.app.

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iTunes USB sync deleted all playlists from my iPhone

I just synced my iPhone XS to my MacBook over a USB cable for the first time in a few months because I had some MP3 files I’d added to my iTunes library manually that I wanted to transfer. After the ...
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Music app on Catalina gets stuck

I have a weird problem with the Music app on Catalina. When I want to play a playlist, sometimes it only plays one song and then it stops. The "Up Next" list has other songs listed but the app doesn't ...
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What causes macOS Music app to freeze on NAS stored media files?

Using macOS Music (formerly iTunes), I have a library with database files stored on the local drive and some media files stored on a Drobo 5N NAS device. In macOS Catalina, any attempt to modify the ...
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How to play background music and video of other app at the same time in iPhone?

In iPhone, it is possible to play background music and video app at the same time? For example, I played background music using AVAudioPlayer framework. It works as well before other video or music ...
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How to back up local (downloaded) music from iPhone 6?

I'm facing a problem. I have around 2 GB of music (nearly 100 songs) stored on my iPhone. Now I need to clean them up and keep around 5 my most favorite songs only. But I want to back up them ...
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Apple Music sharing

Sharing Family Apple Music, can my bother use his HomePod to do the same as me, as I do on my HomePod, at his home with his HomePod, like ask Siri to play his music on sharing iCloud. HomePod works ...
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New Genius Playlist in Catalina Music app?

Switching from Spotify to Apple Music on a new Catalina machine. I'm looking for something like the "recommended songs" for a specific playlist. I found tucked away in the File>New menu the New Genius ...
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Do I still need my iTunes directory?

After upgrading to Catalina and the Music App I have two directories: iTunes and Music When I launch the app I noticed all my Music has the cloud icon (as I use iTunes Match) so its not downloaded ...
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Prevent App Music from showing Music videos

I play music in the background when I work. But every time it lands on a music video rather than a simple music, it makes the music video appear, and it's quite distracting. How can I prevent that/...
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How to manually upgrade iTunes library to Music.app library on macOS Catalina?

I have a smaller iTunes library on an internal SSD and larger one on an external drive. I have upgraded to macOS Catalina. The smaller music library has been upgraded, the larger one hasn't. How ...
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How to get Music to notice changes in mp3s, speficially album covers

I have 2 Macs and I'd like to sync my music collection between them. I organize my music files myself so the options to "Consolidate files" and "Reorganizes files in the folder Media.localized" are ...
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Can I use different Apple ID for Music on Catalina?

I just got a new 16" MBP at work. It runs Catalina of course. I use a work based Apple ID for this machine. I have a personal Apple ID that I use on my iPhone which recently just got an Apple Music ...
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Can I re-download the Songs of Innocence download I once had without an Apple Music subscription?

I used to have the U2, Songs of Innocence album on my phone, that was a free download from Apple in 2014. (This was slightly controversial at the time.) I can't see it on my iPhone X, running 13.3 in ...
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How do I play an mp3 on my iPad?

I'm not trained on iOS and my iPad 6th Gen is the only Apple product I own. iOS version is 13.3. I have downloaded the app called, "Music" I have downloaded Readdle Documents. Using Documents, I ...
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Catalina import Library.xml into music app?

I have two itunes libraries. One is on Catalina and has a bunch of music. One is on Windows and has a bunch of different music. On the Windows machine I exported the Library xml file and copied the ...
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Can a Home member handover music from their iPhone to a HomePod?

My wife and I are in a Home account. I am the primary account holder signed in to the HomePod. I can transfer music from my iPhone to the HomePod and back without a problem. However my wife can’t ...
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Next/Prev buttons stopped working for the Music app on my 2015 MacBook Air

Normally, when I press the button on my 3.5mm headphones, the Music app would pop up and start playing music. When a song was playing, I could pause it by clicking this button. However, since a recent ...
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Is Speech Synthesis protected by copyright or patent law? What does Mac OS License protect?

I know that according to a question asked by another user here Are the Apple text-to-speech voices copyrighted? "No other use of the System Voices is permitted by this License, including but not ...
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Understanding the point of iTunes Match: Is it only a storage overflow concept?

I am only now switching to using Apple's Ecosystem for my music, and don't completely seem to understand some concepts. I have played around with using iTunes to bringing an existing CD collection ...
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Media keys Next and Previous don't work in safari

If I play music via safari (YouTube music or soundcloud.com) I can't skip the song or move to the previous one using media keys on MacBook or Bluetooth keyboard. Stop/Start buttons work well, as well ...
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Turn off iCloud Music library on iPhone?

I have recently got rid of my Apple Music subscription (and moved to Spotify), as part of my sub I used to use iCloud Music Library. Now with Apple Music gone I want to just sync my library the old ...
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importing wav music files in iTunes

I download an album in wav format. I would like to import it in iTunes and upload it to my iphone 8 plus. I am using iTunes version 12.10.2.3 on Windows 7. For some reasons I can't import the album ...
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Apple Music streaming subscription - add own CDs?

I have one question concerning the Apple Music subscription. I have a largish collection of ripped CDs which I would like to add to my Album section in Music. Is there a tool which can help me with ...
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Catalina Music loses equalizer setting

I have Catalina 10.15, Music 1.0.0.426 (the Catalina music player), on a MacBook Air 13". When the song changes, the equalizer settings change. I don't mean that the sliders move; they are where I ...
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How to force macOS Music.app to sync to cloud?

I'm running Catalina 10.15.1 Beta and Music.app 10.1.33, and I have a large library of music from CDs. I can see but can't play this music from my iPhone since it's not available in the cloud. In the ...
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Why is Finder trying to copy music to my iPhone when I have Cloud Music Library?

I sync my iPhone with my Mac for podcasts and complete backups; however, I get an error message about not being able to copy some items to my iPhone because my Mac is not authorized to play them. Why ...
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Automatic Downloads in Music app keeps turned off

I'm using macOS Catalina, and I've got some troubles with the new Music app. I just clean installed macOS then I tried to download whole my iCloud Music Library to my mac. But 'Automatic Downloads' ...
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iOS 13 screw-up - Songs not syncing

On my iPad as well as on my iPhone, after I updated to iOS 13, I started to observe following issues: The artwork that I had painstakingly added to all my albums was just gone from some. The artwork ...
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Can I change Apple Music radio stations so it doesn't buffer when I pause listening?

I use the Apple Music app on Catalina to stream radio stations. When I hit the stop/pause button the streams pauses and buffers. If I hit play again, it resumes the playback at the old location. Is ...
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Apple music playlist gone empty after upgrading to Catalina

After upgrading to catalina, all Apple music playlists are empty like the below screenshot. I have to right-click the item and choose "Show in Apple Music" to make it display songs like before. I ...
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Apple Music Migration

What’s the most efficient way to replicate my Apple Music library on a different account? I was thinking of creating a playlist with all my library and then sharing this playlist with the other ...
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How can I prevent Music app from starting automatically randomly?

The Music app which was introduced in Catalina continuously starts automatically on my Mac. It launches suddenly while I use the mac. The system doesn’t launch the app at the time of the startup. I ...
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Play count and ratings in iTunes transferred to Music in 10.15?

Will the play count and ratings move from iTunes to Music in the update to 10.15?
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Why do I see “Music Videos” and “TV & Movies” as library options in the Apple Music app in macOS Catalina?

I find this to be weird: I understand that Apple obsoleted and discontinued iTunes in macOS Catalina and the logic being having one app manage everything — music, apps, videos, podcasts, books and ...
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Future of iTunes and audio files in its library

I still have most of my music on CDs. This has been fine, since I mostly listened in the car. Since I retired recently, I am driving less and would like to put the CDs into iTunes (mostly for my iPads ...
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Why is my music no longer local on my iPod & how can I fix it?

I noticed just recently the vast majority of songs on my iPod were no longer locally on my iPod...they had been deleted and were available only through cloud play. In addition, some songs I’d ...
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Play/pause buttons launches iTunes instead of playing/pausing the Deezer app

I am using the Deezer app music. It worked well, I could use the media buttons to control play/pause/next track/previous track. But a few days ago, (after an macOS update?) now when I hit play/pause ...
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Play Music from iTunes in Terminal

Is there a way to play music from iTunes with a Terminal command? I've tried to do this with the afplay command, but the music won't play because of a locked mp4 music file.
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How can I listen to Apple Music from my web browser?

Is there a web player for Apple Music I can use to stream songs from my web browser?
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iTunes App on macOS - play song now

I recently switched from Spotify to Apple Music. I cannot find any Play button next to the song's name in the app (as compared to Spotify). I cannot find the option to play the song now in place of ...
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Uploaded homemade mp3 to icloud music library, now “not available in my country or region”

We recorded an mp3 with the kids, and I want to add this to my icloud music library so it's available on my iPhone and any of my devices, the same way I access other songs in my icloud music library ...
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Can I stop music on MacBook Pro with TouchBar directly?

I bought a MacBook Pro with TouchBar and found out that I could not stop the music directly. I have to first tap on the left-pointing arrow on the Touch Bar, and after expanding the menu I finally ...
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Explicit songs won't play on iPhone

Songs marked explicit won't play on my iPhone. Was working well last week then suddenly stopped. I press the song and it looks as if it's playing but it is silent. Move to the next non-explicit song ...
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Getting songs from iPod classic with low battery

My parents were digging through some stuff looking for something and found an old, classic iPod. I'd like to get the music off of it (I use a small mp3 player, so ideally I'd just take the music off ...
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Sync MP3 files from iTunes on Mac to Apple Music on iPhone

I have a MacBook Air running macOS Mojave and an iPhone 6 running iOS 12. I have MP3 files from a friend that I put on to my PC using a USB drive. They play fine in iTunes. However, they do not show ...
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Stream music files from a Windows PC to iPhone

My PC running Windows 10 has a folder with ~20k songs in a variety of formats. I wish to stream these audio files to my iPhone while I am out and about. I also need to be able to conveniently sort and ...
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Is there a way to configure iTunes on a Mac to wake up another Mac to access its music collection?

macOS pleasantly has a few on-demand wake-up-from-sleep features, most notably that a wireless keyboard or mouse/trackpad will wake up a Mac attached through Bluetooth. The music scenario is less ...
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Catalina import iTunes Library.xml from Music app

I formatted my Mac Catalina beta, because I expected the redesigned Music app to successfully import iTunes Library.itl file from Time Machine Backup. However, when I import > select the file, ...
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remove track number from start of song name iTunes

I just imported my own folder of audio files into iTunes. Now every song is prepended with a track number, 01, 02, ... 18, etc. How do I remove these? Other albums don't have this (despite the files ...
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Adjusting volume in car switches iPhone to music

Since our phones updated to 12.2 my wife and I have both experienced the following problem in each of our Toyotas - when listening to a podcast (on Stitcher) if we adjust the car audio volume the ...