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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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Songs not listed in Album on iPhone, but part of album on iTunes

I have some albums that are missing songs on my iPhone. For example, I have an album from "Slow Meadow" called "Costero" and several songs are under the Artist but not the "Costero" album. On my ...
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Play Buttons Not Show on Some Albums in Album View

The "play" arrow dosen't appear on some album artwork in album view. Double clicking on artwork will play first song only - then stop. Most recent additions to library have the arrow when hover over ...
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iPhone plays particular album staticky through a particular system

I have one album on my iPhone — A Perfect Circle, Mer De Noms — that sounds horrible when I play it through a particular system, my Harman/Kardon HK 3480 via AudioQuest Beetle (Bluetooth). It sounds ...
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Music app on iphone resets track to start after a while

I'm listening to some audio lectures on my iPhone. I've noticed that after leaving a track paused for a while it will reset to the start of the track. For instance, I'll listen on the way in to work ...
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GarageBand stopped recognizing my piano/keyboard after installing MacOS Mojave

I have a piano/keyboard (HP 137R Roland Digital Piano) hooked up (via MIDI to USB) to my Mac Mini computer and it has worked fine with GarageBand (10.1.6) and Synthesia (10.3.4077) for years. Then ...
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Apple Watch - can't list downloaded music

When I go into the Music app on my Series 3 running WatchOS 5.0.1, it offers me "On iPhone", "Now Playing" and "Library". If I go into Library then I get Playlists, Artists, Albums and Songs, but ...
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Sort by least played song

I have a playlist with ~200 songs, I use this playlist during my (1-2hr) workout, it seems that when I start the playlist I hear a few songs I heard the day before. I don't want to listen again to ...
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Just noticed tons of my songs are missing from my iTunes Library … what gives?

I have hundreds of CDs burned to my iTunes Library, and lots of individual songs I bought from the iTunes Store over the years. All legal. I have all of my music on my iPhone and that's where I ...
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AppleScript to check whether current Apple Music track is in library

There doesn't appear to be a property for tracks in iTunes to check whether the current track has already been added to the library. If I'm listening to somebody else's playlists, I want a script to ...
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How come when I download music to my library on apple music it is downloaded to both the “songs” and “albums” category.

This problem makes it hard for me to distinguish between actual complete albums I have downloaded and song albums.
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how to move music from iphone to mac? [closed]

I have an iphone with a lot of music. I would like to copy that music to my mac. I do not understand how to do it. Is there a tutorial that I can follow? I would prefer to do not install extra ...
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Media keys behaviour with iTunes in macOS Mojave

Before I upgraded to Mojave, I was on High Sierra and I had an issue with the way the media keys worked with iTunes. Most people complained that whenever they had iTunes playing in the background and ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from autoplaying iTunes music on my car’s Bluetooth receiver?

I have an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 12.0 My vehicle has an aftermarket car audio head unit with Bluetooth connectivity. Whenever I enter my car and start the ignition, my phone will start playing ...
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Auto-split audio with Audio Hijack 3.5.3

I am using Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack 3.5.3 on macOS High Sierra. I would like to use it for recording audio from an application source (an old LP currently stored in iTunes as a single file) in such ...
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Automate iTunes to move Recently Added songs to the top of the Playlist using Apple Script?

Is it possible to have iTunes move new songs added to a Playlist to the top of the "Playlist Play Order" using Apple Script? Any help would be awesome! This has to be done in the play order list so ...
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Move music from iPhone to Apple Watch

I want to add music to my Apple Watch and have done it successfully, but I don't want it to now sync with my iPhone. Music is taking significant space on the phone and what I want to do is transfer ...
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Can i display top charts in my app using album artwork from iTunes?

I have use this iTunes API(https://rss.itunes.apple.com/en-us) to display the top charts in my app but recently i receive email from Apple about the complains that RIAA want to take my app down ...
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AirPods abruptly go silent while listening to music from iPhone

UPDATE 2018-09-24: Running iOS 12 for a week now. I haven't experienced this problem so far. While it seems the issue might be gone, I haven't had much use of the AirPods this last week. There are ...
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Take album titles from a smart playlist to create another

I sync iTunes to my phone using a Smart Playlist that populates with all the tracks that I haven't listened to in over a year. However, if I have listened to half an album in the past year obviously ...
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How to sync iPhone songs to MacBook Pro?

I synced my Windows iTunes with my iPhone 7 and put a lot of songs on my phone. Today I got a USB to USB-C hub for my MacBook ( I have a windows PC and a macOS laptop ), and my iPhone appears on ...
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iPhone SE says “connect to wi-fi or cellular to play music” when I AM connected to cellular

I can't figure this one out, and I don't often listen to music while out & about so I only just noticed it recently. iPhone SE, iOS 11.3. I have both Apple Music and iCloud Music Library ...
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iTunes only plays first part of song

I downloaded an album from iTunes Store on my MacBook (macOS 10.13.6). One of the songs, only the first 17 seconds play. Then it jumps to the next song. The total time of the song is displayed ...
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“Create ACC Version” can't be used in iTunes

I wanna convert an audio in mp3 into m4r through iTunes. However, the button "Create ACC Version" is grey, as shown below. PS: The version of my iTunes: 12.7.4.80. I have set Importing Using as AAC ...
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What does loving a playlist (not a song/album) do?

In iTunes (in Windows), it is possible to right-click a music playlist and select "Love". What does this do? What effect does it have? (Thankfully, it doesn't mark all the tracks in the playlist as ...
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How to copy music to an iPhone 3GS, without iTunes [duplicate]

Upfront, i am a total noob with apple products. I just got an old iPhone 3GS as a first phone for one of my sons. Calling works, but now I want to transfer some mp3 music files to it, for him to ...
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How does iTunes decide what order to sync songs in?

There doesn't seem to be any correlation between of the metadata: alphabetical order, artist, size, date added, etc is it some magic algorithm that's meant to be efficient? (lol it's itunes though)
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Music disappears from playlists (yet remains in local library) upon signing up for Apple Music trial

When I signed up for Apple Music's free trial, all my locally ripped music disappeared from my (carefully curated) playlists yet remains in my local library with the status "Removed from iCloud". ...
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Apple Music doesn't display song's lyrics from MP3 ID3 tag

How can I display lyrics on Apple Music? Here's my steps: I edit MP3 tags through kid3 app. I add lyrics to my MP3 file into the Tag 2 ID3v2.3.0 with encoding ISO-8859-1 (I've also tried UTF-8 and ...
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iTunes “Play” on album does not add all songs to “up next”

Mac OS 10.13.4; iTunes 12.7.4.80 I have an album with 23 songs. If I press the "play" button on the album, the first song starts playing and the next 20 songs are added to "up next". The last two ...
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What's a simple & reliable way to transfer & listen to mp3s on my iPhone?

Please don't say iTunes. I've owned countless iPods (including the original) and iPhones (including the original) and iTunes has never been a reliable means for getting content on to an iOS device. ...
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What is the difference between add to library and add to playlist?

On my iPod Touch I can add an album to my library or to my playlist. What is the difference? The iPod also asked if tracks I add to a playlist should be added to my library. What does this mean?
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How to delete music album from iPhone but not from any other devices nor from iCloud

The fact I have to ask this question on here is testament to the utterly terrible user interface Apples these days seem to endorse. I know how to remove 1 track from the iPhone but still keep it in ...
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Apple Music doesn't let me play my song? (Music app problem!)

There is a certain song that I sync to my iPhone 6s from iTunes (newest version) that can't be played directly. Everytime I choose it, it show this: (In summary it recommend me to join Apple Music. (...
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iPhone SE (iOS 10.3.3) - Music stuck on repeat

The Music app in my iPhone is stuck on looping one song every time, bit like the old repeat setting that has disappeared. If I play any song as part of shuffle from a Playlist, Artist, All Songs, ...
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Sorting (album) artist in iTunes

I was wondering how to list an album as another artist's work in iTunes "Artists" view. I have an album whose artist and album artist are "eason and the duo band". I would like to list the album as "...
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How I was able to play Apple Music in the car with disabled cellular data? [closed]

I'm travelling outsude my home country and my data roaming is turned off on my iPhone, the car is rented Mini Cooper Countryman 2017. I usually connect the iphone via USB or Bluetooth and the car ...
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Garageband workaround: Tempo change post-recording?

Is there a way to change the master tempo in Garageband after you've already recorded some audio tracks? Use case: Create analog audio tracks (e.g. record guitar, voice, etc.) Manually figure out ...
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No longer able to AirPlay from iTunes to Homepod directly

I want to AirPlay music from Mac iTunes to HomePod. However, when I select it on iTunes AirPlay menu, I get "Sign in to Apple Music to play songs on your HomePod" prompt with Cancel/Sign in buttons. ...
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Why Itunes keeps stubbornly grey my songs out, while they are still available on apple music?

I can imagine a few reasons why some songs become greyed out and not available for listen/donwload: for instance song removed by owner from apple music, or it was probably rearranged to another album. ...
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Any way to automatically connect to network MIDI devices?

I use a few network MIDI devices, and each time I want to connect to them I have to open Audio MIDI Setup, drill down to MIDI Network Setup and connect to each of them individually. Is there any way ...
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My PC with iTunes is dead; how do I save my CD sourced MUSIC still on iPhone to iTunes in cloud?

My iPhone backup PC that had my iTunes backup is dead. I'd loaded a lot of my CD's to the iTunes in that PC. How do I back up my iphone MUSIC contents to a cloud back up, including the CDs which are ...
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iTunes 12.7 how to download all music from iTunes Match

Mac OS 10.13.4, iTunes 12.7.4 Somehow my music library has become screwed up, and almost all of my 28,000-odd tracks aren't where they should be (according to iTunes). I can create a playlist of all ...
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How to stream a M3U file on iOS devices?

I'm managing a lot of favourite internet radio stations in a m3u file that is stored on my Dropbox to use it on several devices, but I have problems to play this on my iOS device. So far, I was ...
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Download iOS alarm tones

I have an iPad Air 2 running iOS 11 and an Android phone. Now, I want to be able to access the alarm tones from the iPad on the Android phone (I find them to be more soothing). Is there an easy way to ...
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Fastest way to re-download all offline Apple Music when transferring iPhone on iOS 11.3?

What is the fastest/easiest way to download your Apple Music library for offline playback on an iPhone when transferring to a new device on iOS 11.3 and above? The advice out there about how to ...
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If I set a song as the alarm sound on my iPhone, does that count into playbacks?

If I use a track from my music library as the alarm sound — on any given iOS device, will the playback times be updated every time the alarm fires? Or maybe when the whole track is played?
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How to drag/drop music folder to iTunes? (for automatic playlists, folders and subfolders)

I have a Music folder with separate folders for genres, artists, and albums etc. I found that iTunes allows folders and subfolders, and need to just drag/drop the music folder to iTunes to be able to ...
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On plugging in my iPhone to the car stereo, music plays automatically

I have a Sony head unit in my car that has a USB socket and no Bluetooth. When I plug in my iPhone 5C running iOS 10.3.3 into the USB, it starts playing music from my iTunes library automatically. I ...
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Is there a way to automatically adjust EQ settings when the audio output changes?

I have particular EQ settings I like to use for my speakers at home, however when I'm using my laptop speakers or Bluetooth headphones I prefer to have a flat EQ. Is there a way to specify different ...
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Syncing non-purchased music stored in iCloud Music Library to new iPad

I have a iCloud Music Library membership because I have a number of devices and it simplifies syncing my music libraries. I recently had to replace an iPad that had stopped charging under warranty ...