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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“Moving” MP3s from one mac book to the next?

I imported my private MP3 collection (basically ripped from the CDs I bought years back) on my Mac into iTunes some years back. On my "Music" directory, I basically see my folder private, ...
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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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Remove seconds of silence at end of GarageBand exports

Whenever I export a song to disk from GarageBand, it automatically adds a few seconds of silence to the end. I don't want that silence, as the files I'm exporting are sound effect mixes to be played ...
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Can't find Apple Music Icloud in settings. (Can't Download Music) FIXED

I have searched for answers on how to download music from our apple computers without the apple icloud setting being in our iphone settings. Sadly no ones provided answers on how to make it re-appear ...
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Apple Music checkbox is disabled and greyed out in Music

In the restrictions for Music, the Apple Music checkbox is disabled, and greyed out. Things I tried/checked: I am the administrator on this mac. I'm signed in to iCloud on this computer. I can sync ...
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Prevent AirPods from opening Mac's Music (iTunes) app?

How do I prevent my AirPods Pro from launching my Mac's Music App (formerly iTunes) when I squeeze the stem to play? I wear my AirPods Pro pretty much all day and I'm constantly switching between my ...
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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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Cannot download music on iPhone

I have Apple Music subscription. I am able to hear and download music on my Mac, but I cannot download music on my iPhone. I can hear it on iPhone, but when I press download I see endless round ...
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How to get Catalina Music library with iTunes Match to re-find a local file

I have a large music library with iTunes Match. I had a case of Music losing track of a bunch of my files, and during the file-by-file re-association, I accidentally clicked "Cancel" instead ...
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Apple Watch deletes all songs from its internal store after iOS sync

I have an iTunes playlist with 150 songs set to sync with Apple Watch. I sleep, let the Watch on its charger, then by morning I have all 150 songs on it working fine. I can confirm this by going into ...
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Audio Focus like capabilities for Mac OS

Android has Audio Focus, a feature that allows apps to request control of audio output before playing any audio. This ensures that multiple apps don't play over each other. The interrupted app could ...
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Is there a way to send a music file from Finder to an iPhone's music library?

I have files in, for example, ~/Downloads/music that I'd like to have on my iPhone's local music library. Is it possible to do this via Finder or some Terminal command, rather than having to connect a ...
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Problem after moving iTunes libraries between NAS drives

Brief Summary of Problem Transfer of an iTunes music library from an old NAS drive to a new one resulted in message of the type “unable to connect to old NAS drive address” when trying to play music ...
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applescript to play all rated tracks (Above 3star) of currently playing artist

Couldn’t find examples anywhere. Does anyone have an example of how to use applescript to play all rated tracks (Above 3star) of currently playing artist ? ie if soundgarden is playing now issuing the ...
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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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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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Syncing my iPhone 4 deleted all my music

I have an iPhone 4 and just just downloaded iTunes on my computer. I wanted to save all my music to my iTunes so i could later transfer it but i synced it and all my music was deleted. Is there any ...
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How do you configure the Music application to work with the F8 play/pause button?

I used to be able to toggle playback pressing F8 on my keyboard. Recently, this has stopped working and I cannot find out how to restore this functionality. I am using the latest version of ...
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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 ...
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Playlists looks empty in iTunes home sharing

I have a ≈70 GB music archive with playlists. I'm sharing it via home sharing. In receiver device which is also a MacBook, I can see the library, connect it and play songs. However, in the left pane I ...
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How to permanently delete Catalina Music.app library without it automatically being brought back from backup?

I recently upgraded to Catalina on my iMac and Macbook. Everything went smoothly. I used to manage my music in iTunes on the macbook, but I do not travel as often now, and moved it over to the iMac. ...
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iTunes Sever on Synology NAS and Apple Music

I have a Synology NAS that's running an iTunes server. It was setup by my brother and it works. I can share this library with my different Macs around the house (do the models matter)? Anyway, I ...
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How do I check what is in my iCloud Music Library?

I wanted to switch my Apple Store country but I got a warning that I have an iCloud music library that will be lost if I switch countries. But I looked in the music app at “My Library” and there weren’...
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Can Remote App access Apple Music from my Music Library?

Technology I have recently updated my MacPro to run macOS 10.15.4 Catalina. I have an iPad Pro running iPadOS 13.5 I have also recently subscribed to Apple Music to stream content. Stereo system ...
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Downloaded Music Missing from iPhone Music Library

I'm having a bit of a problem with my music library on my iPhone. All the downloaded songs marked as explicit have randomly gone missing from my iPhone 11 Pro. I can see that the files are still in ...
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Start Music playlist on specific time

Is it possible to run a song or playlist on specific time? I know that a song can be attached to an alarm instead of default ringtone, but I don't want an alarm (which will be stopped when I click "...
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do artists get paid more for iTunes streams or Youtube streams?

The main ways I listen to music on my computer are via iTunes or Youtube. Which method should I use if I want the artists I'm listening to get the most money from my listening activity? (Apologies ...
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Does my new iPad 3 have an audio input …?

I bought a Griffin guitar cable when I picked up my iPad 3. It plugs into the headphone socket which I assume is supposed to act as an audio-in jack. It didn't seem to work and after testing and ...
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How to stream quality audio without latency

I'm trying to stream a live music performance from my living room. I play a piano (digital) and live electronics (Ableton) via a MOTU mk3 connected to my MacBook Pro (13 inch,late 2014, Sierra 10.12.6)...
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iTunes keeps deleting playlists and remove songs from iPhone

I then have to regularly re-download those songs (purchased in iTunes, not an Apple Music issue). I have removed the sync to my Macbook so the playlists and songs are still on my Mac as I want them to ...
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How can I stop from having my music transfer between my iPhone and my HomePod?

What initially seemed like a clever feature turns out to be ridiculously annoying: the transfer of a song between a HomePod and an iPhone. I have a HomePod in my office, on my desk, and whenever I ...
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Does ITunes compress audios synced to iPhone

I have a few mp3 320kbps audios I need to pass onto my iPhone, however I need the format to be exactly the same and I don’t want any compressing to be done to the audios. I wanted to know if when I ...
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How to detect what program uses music control keys

I've got a problem with music control keys (F7-F9) from some time now. I'm using Spotify as my main music player and sometimes these keys just stop working. Of course when I start watching YT video ...
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How do i change GarageBand Keyboard Notes Label?

i want to change my keyboard note labels, my label is here.But i want "d e f g..." note labels. Thank in advace
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AirPods: listen to audio + record video + use microphones?

I'm trying to record some sing-along videos that will later be merged. This is for a school musical during quarantine, and we will be making a lot of these clips, so a good capture process would ...
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Is it possible to create a smart playlist with artists from a particular country?

I want to create a smart playlist which consists of artists from a particular country From the dropdown of the attributes, I don't see any field that is directly related to an artist's country of ...
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Karaoke-style lyrics in iTunes

I would like to have iTunes display the lyrics while playing and auto-scroll to synchronize with the audio. I am willing to add ID3 tags or XML or some other such thing to lyrics to support the sync, ...
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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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have additional 50GB of music in /Users/zeltak/Library/Music/Scripts/Music/Music/Media.localized..confused how it got there and why

so im very new to using apples catalina's music. Also i have never used iTunes before. I have discovered today i have 50GB of music files i never moved there in /Users/zeltak/Library/Music/Scripts/...
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iPhone 11 plays random music without prompting, what's going on?

My wife's iPhone 11 running iOS 13.3.1 seems to randomly start playing stuff from the music app. We don't have Pandora or anything like it on there. The music seems to play in random situations; I ...
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Songs in my library “cannot be played on this iphone” anymore

After updating to iOS 10, most of the songs in my library that I could play before now won't sync and the error message I get is Some of the items in the iTunes library, including "Song name", ...
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Playing mp3 file: Error: AudioQueueStart failed (-66681)

I'll often play a background song on repeat like this: while afplay some_song.mp3; do echo 'pause.'; sleep 1; done and it works, it plays several times, and then I'll get this error: Error: ...
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Mix two audio tracks - stretch one to sync with other

I have two music tracks of the exact same music (I have rights to it) but each is incomplete. One is missing the start, the other is missing the end. Both were recorded from the same source, except ...
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Song artwork does not appear on album?

Ever since upgrading to the new Music app on Catalina (or maybe was it when I copied my music in from a backup?) all of my album artwork is not visible on the album views: The art is still attached ...
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Unable to Add Duplicate Apple Music Album to My Collection

I am flummoxed by a problem with how Apple Music in Catalina is not letting me add two albums of the same name from Apple Music to my collection. i have already added the version that AM has listed as ...
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How to control volume of music based on “Now Playing”?

I'd like the Mac to mute itself when there's an ad on Spotify. It comes in a pair, 30 seconds each. I now have to hit mute button, then guess if a minute is over yet and then unmute it. Solid ...
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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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Getting Catalina Music app (iTunes) to reload metadata from disk

My iTunes music folder has thousands of songs in and I've been trying to get it more organised. I used a brilliant app called Metadatics to bulk edit a load of dodgy meta data, including album art, ...
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iOS IPhone shortcut app doesn’t let music playing in background anymore

I’m a iOS shortcut fan and would appreciate some help here. Since a recent update my iOS shortcuts that played music in background while reading out the rss news won’t work anymore. For instance, I’...
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How do I buy a song from iTunes that I have liked on Apple Music?

Using the music app on macOS, there are several songs that have been added to my library via Apple Music, however if I want to pay for those songs so that I can use them outside of the Apple ecosystem ...

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