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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Where to find files like pictures and music from Mac hard drive?

So my father has a Mac that doesn't boot so I'm copying files from the hard drive to a USB. I am not a Mac user and am having difficulties finding where all the files like pictures and music would be ...
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Adjust path for iTunes / Music files after files move

I moved all my music library to a network drive. So now all my library is messed up as Music (former iTunes) can not find the files. I have to manually set the path for each file I want to play (~3500)...
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mac trying to connect to airport server when i opened kontakt 6

There was a problem with my MacBook pro 2019 16. I downloaded Kontakt 6 (vst for music), Kontakt 5 and several libraries for them. I tried to run it, but the libraries were on my airport extreme ...
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How to create a Siri shortcut to play tunein radio on HomePod and Mac

How can I create a shortcut such that I can tell my HomePod "Hey Siri, good morning" and it will then play a certain tunein radio station on the HomePod and also on my Mac in the other room ...
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Music app only shows an outdated music library after I've retrieved it from backup

I made a clean reinstallation of my Mac a few days ago due to a problem that had been bugging me for a while now. And, among other things, I tried to retrieve my music library from my backup via Time ...
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apple music automatically plays song 20 times

When hitting play in iTunes on a song or album this song is automatically added to the play next list 20 times. I added a GIF to illustrate whats happening: So far I've only restarted my Mac ...
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The folder containing your music library cannot be found. Appears even after finding my library

When I attempt to open my Music app on my MacBook Pro (Early 2013), MacOS Catalina version 10.15.7, this message appears. When selecting Choose library, it takes me to my Music Folder where my iTunes ...
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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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Macbook suddenly starts playing music with lid closed

Last night my laptop's battery died while I was listening to the radio. Before sleeping I closed the lid and connected it to the charger. After ~6 hours, the laptop suddenly started playing music for ...
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Manually managed media from Mac does not have proper metadata on ios

I'm trying to copy music from macOS 10.15.7 Catalina to ipadOS 14. This is the first time I've had to manage media sync since iTunes has been deprecated and is it just me or is the new sync completely ...
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Factory App (Music.app) not opening due some old “prevent from open” command

If I guess well I was searching for a method to prevent the music app from opening, when bluetooth device connect to the mac. I tried many commands to find the way and probably this caused the side ...
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How to add a track to Library in Apple Music using Apple Script

I searched through a few posts online and most of them say to use this: tell application "Music" duplicate current track to source "Library" end tell ...but I get the ...
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How to make Siri on AppleWatch not connect to my AirPods and not interrupt my music playing?

Who didn't get it from title, here's my case: I often setup timers and add items to my reminder list using Siri on my AppleWatch. But I also often listen to music (from AirPods, using my iPhone). But ...
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Do music playlists do live updating on iOS 13

I have 3 playlists synced to my iPhone: The two regular playlists (as matches for the rules in this photo), as well as the smart playlist created by the rules in the photo. In other words, the smart ...
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Music on iPhone/iPad grouped bizarrely despite being fine on iTunes

I have some 'albums' in my iTunes library that look fine to me: However, when I sync them to my phone and iPad, they become grouped in really weird ways: If I play the album, all the songs are ...
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Import sound file into Music memos

Is there a way to import an audio file (of either format) into Music Memos on iOS? I want to try to utilize the “automatic” drums of the app on some older guitar recordings. From what I can tell, the ...
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iTunes (Music.app) not converting song entirely / skip to the next one when playing

When using iTunes for AAC conversion, sometime only a part of the song is converted (also, when playing the song, iTunes does not plays it entirely and skip to the next one before the end). But when I ...
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What command line tool can I install on a Mac to play music?

I want to install a tool different from mplayer on a mac to play music. I want to be able to play mp3 music files that are in a folder, either in order or randomly. I.e. I want to do something like ...
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Music Library Seems Broken

Recently, I noticed whenever I try to open my Music library, I get the following error message: The file "Application.musicdb" cannot be read because it does not appear to be a valid ...
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How to fix freezing mplayer on Mac for music play?

I want to play music on a MacBook Air (10.14.6) with mplayer on the command line. But sometimes when I load a page in a browser, the music briefly stops, and then continues. Sometimes even for some ...
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How do I download songs in a playlist in Music?

I used to be able to download all of the songs in a playlist from iCloud at once in Music, but the download button is no longer showing in the playlist title area it used to. It does show next to ...
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Using Automator to set Music track as loved

I am new to Automator and AppleScript and I'm trying to do something I thought was fairly simply, using an AppleScript to set a track in Music to loved. Here is the AppleScript I'm trying: tell ...
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“Show In Playlist” CatalinaOS

I've created a custom keyboard shortcut for the "Show In Playlist" command in the Music app. When I use the shortcut, I can see the menu bar is selected, but it does not open a menu showing ...
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A better way to navigate my music collection

In the Apple Music app, I like the Artist view, because it allows me to navigate to an artist quickly. But if I have a lot of albums from the selected Artist, I might have to scroll quite a bit to ...
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Unable to read object properties with AppleScript: “Music got an error: Can’t get properties of current track.”

I am trying to write an AppleScript that will tell me the current playing song, but I am unable to read properties from objects in AppleScript. Executing a function on music works fine such as tell ...
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Streaming music paid app [closed]

I am getting really annoyed by the number of ads that I get in Pandora and am considering shelling out $36 for the paid version. Are there other streaming music iPhone apps that I can review before I ...
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What version of iTunes dropped synchronization support for iPod Classic?

I have an 6th generation iPod Classic (model MC297LL). Current versions of iTunes no longer support this device, so I'm using an older Mac to sync my music, using iTunes 10.5.2. My primary machine ...
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Decrypt iPod Music Files

I recently moved computers and don't have all my music in my iTunes (and honestly don't need it there anymore). I have all my music on my iPod and while I know how to get the music files off of it, ...
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Apple Music is too loud for the first few seconds after resuming

When I press «play» in Apple Music on macOS Big Sur, for the first 1-2 seconds it's playing the music much louder than it should, and then returns to the normal volume level. Volume in Apple Music is ...
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Playlists are not synced after copying Music Library.musiclibrary with Music.app

I have two Mac machines both running Music.app and I'd love to share Music Library.musiclibrary between the machines. Problems However, after copying the .musiclibrary from one machine to the other, ...
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How do I remove iTunes downloads without deleting from my library?

iTunes has an option that I've used often in the past, I believe it was named Remove Download, to "undo" the download of a song or album (I've used it to free up space and to re-download ...
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Album artwork missing after iTunes -> Music conversion

After changing my iTunes Library from iTunes to the new Music app on Big Sur many of my music files are missing album artwork inside the new Music app: The thing that's worth nothing is that album ...
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New iPhone not recognized by Apple Music on macOS

tl;dr: When I open Apple Music (v1.0.6.10), it lists only my old phone under devices . It does not show my new iPhone. I generally don't use Apple Music, but I would like to put 2 songs (a friend ...
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How to access Garage Band stock sounds?

I have used stock sounds from iMovie (where they are called "sound effects") and would like to browse more, for example footsteps or rain to add on a podcast. Apple allows the use of loops ...
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Use AppleScript to find the currently playing song (and other metadata)

The audio section of the touch bar can automatically detect which app is playing audio, and adds media controls to play/pause, skip, and seek through any audio. As an example, this works for Quicktime,...
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Importing album art from ripped music

I have over 130+ artists with 1000s of tracks all sorted and with valid metadata externally to the Music / iTune app on my Mac (Catalina). The folder layout is Artist / Album / CD in Album (ranges 1-...
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Why won't my files import into garageband?

I'm attempting to import an mp3 into garageband for some basic editing. I used the media browser to locate the file and then I 'dragged and dropped' main area ('drag apple loops here!')- a quick ...
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How can I control Music with arbitrary global hotkeys (SizzlingKeys replacement) on Catalina?

On High Sierra I was able to control the playback of iTunes using arbitrary keys of an external keyboard (one without any Media control keys) using SizzlingKeys. But SizzlingKeys is a 32-bit app and ...
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Apple macOS Big Sur / Apple Music / Bluetooth / Amazon Echo

Here's my setup: MacOS running Apple Music. Echo Dot connected by wire to an amplifier / speaker. Echo is bluetooth connected to MacOS (as confirmed on Mac UI as well as when I say "Alexa Connect&...
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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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All hearted songs in the Music library somehow have been dehearted

Having deselected and then reselected the sync library button in the Music app on my iPhone (I've wanted to fix a sync problem with the library on my Mac) a few hours ago, I've just realized that all ...
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remove all songs from iPhone that aren't in any playlists via iTunes

Every time I remove a song from a playlist on PC, then sync to iPhone via iTunes, the playlist is updated (i.e. it doesn't include the removed song), but the song is still in the library. That adds up ...
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How to assign per-song EQ for music on iPhones?

Is there a way for the iPhone to automatically choose an EQ for songs, or if there was a way to assign an EQ for each song? I don't want to be constantly changing the EQ for each genre (e.g., hip hop, ...
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How to switch MacBook Pro back to Normal Digital Audio Out from Optical Audio Out?

I have a Late 2011 MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7) for six years which means no Apple Care or Warranty. One day, Just after a Normal Boot the Audio was not coming and the Audio was permanently ...
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iTunes/Music standard music organization? & how to repair?

I don't know whether Apple changed the design, but I find that I have directories of both …/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/(artist) and …/iTunes/iTunes Media/(artist) Many albums have a subset of their ...
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How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop “humming”?

Switched recently from a Lenovo PC and one thing on my mac bothered me. Headphones plugged into my Macbook pro 13" (latest version) "hum" with static when there is no audio playing. Then after a short ...
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How to control (only) Youtube Music with media keys

Is there a way to control only YouTube Music with media keys? Currently, if I have YT Music playing in some window in the background and then open a YouTube video and want to pause the music - YouTube ...
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Why does Apple Music synchronize pictures only for some artists?

I have an issue with Apple Music. It seems to download artist picture only for some artists, as in picture below. Moreover - for these bands it shows in upper-right angle "Show in Apple Music&...
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Music keeps playing after disconnecting external screen and then closing lid

When I take out the USB-C that connects to my LG screen, and then close the lid after, the music will keep playing. This will happen for around 1 minute, and during this interval, I cannot stop the ...

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