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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App-specific sound output devices

I am looking for a control / app for sound output control which has function that allows me to have selective sound output for any app that plays sound or music. Examples: I am playing music in ...
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iPhone only showing purchased music

Today I was editing my music library, deleting old songs and such, and then of course, synced my iTunes to my iPhone. Everything synced fine until I realized my iPhone was only showing music purchased ...
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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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Every track lasts 74:33:55 in iOS 10.1 Music app

Every track in my Music app on iOS 10.1 displays a ridiculously long time of 74 hours 33 minutes 55 seconds, as on screenshot. Anyone know a way to fix it?
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iOS Music App Repeats Songs When Shuffled

For the past week or so, my Music app has been playing songs at least a couple of times before it gets through every song, which is pretty frustrating. My library is >1000 songs (filled a 64GB ...
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Clear apple music history

I have added some songs on Apple Music for my sister. But even now after I have removed then they still appear on the for you tab. How can I clear my history in apple music. Reset it. I know I can ...
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Music lags after pause

I'm listening to music on my iPhone. For some reason I need to pause it, so I press the button on my iPhone earbud thingies. Then when I start the music up again, it very often lags like crazy. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reverse Apple Music Play Order

For the longest time my Apple Music Playlists have been playing in reverse order. Albums too. What do I mean by that... You can see that Meat Loaf "Original Sin" is the first song in the list. But ...
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Delete a sound in Apple Clips

I just downloaded  Clips, and I discovered that I could add some music in the background that you can download: But I would like to know if there is a way of deleting these background music without ...
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Searching by artist name for imported music

I imported a CD to my iTunes library on my computer. It automatically detected the name of the artist and name of the CD. Then I synced my iPhone to my computer and when I search the artist's name ...
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Problem transfering music not purchased on itunes to my iphone

I found some similar questions on here, but they are all from a few years ago and the answers don't seem to apply to the current version of itunes, so I thought I'd start a new question. I downloaded ...
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Stream the same song on two devices with apple music?

My goal is to find a way to play the same music (same song with control from one device, ideally) on a soundbar (either via bluetooth or an apple TV) and another bluetooth speaker. We have an Apple ...
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Go to the beginning of song list on iPod Nano 4th gen

I use an iPod Nano 4th gen. There are no playlists, just songs. I am wondering how I can go back to the beginning of the songs list. Reading this, I tried pressing the VoiceOver button, but it says "...
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How to add music from iTunes to my iPhone after enabling iCloud Music Library?

When I enabled iCloud Music Library on my iPhone, I had the option of merging it with my existing music. I did that, and my phone has both music from my iTunes library and music from Apple Music on it....
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iTunes + Music app: how to sync star ratings?

I have ~60gb of music on iTunes 12 and a 16gb iPhone 6. I want to have music on my phone while saving some space for photos and apps I want to be able to add star ratings to my music while listening ...
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iTunes 12 didn't read id3 tags on Windows

My Hard drive and backup image drive died at the same time. My Music was all stored on a third HD (Thank goodness) but I lost the itunes Database. I've re-installed with iTunes 12.2.1.16 With Windows ...
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Song Ratings (Stars) Missing in iTunes!

I routinely rate songs on my iPhone in the Music app with the 1-5 star system. I just plugged my iPhone into my computer and saw in iTunes (on the "Music" tab under "Devices") ALL OF MY SONG RATINGS ...
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Clean uninstall of AU Lab?

long long ago through updates or whatever apples AU Lab stopped working on my MacBook Pro. Every attempt to reinstall, even latest version didn't bring it back to live. Currently a new attempt is made ...
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Need help moving iTunes data to updated computer when music resides on NAS

I've had my iTunes collection on my NAS for years which is shared between several computers in my house. Computers and mobile devices can access the iTunes library. One Mac mini is used as the "...
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Can I have an audio stream that plays continuously regardless of what user is logged in?

(I suspect the short answer is "no," but I wanted to make sure.) I have two accounts on my MBA (work and personal). During the work day, the computer is also playing my music. When I need to switch ...
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Prevent Music app from downloading artist images

The artist view in the iOS7 Music app on my iPad uses images that are not in the song files, nor occur anywhere in iTunes on the Mac. So it must have downloaded them from Apple, using the artist name. ...
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Real Time Audio Visualizer

I'm wondering if this software exists for Mac. Where it will use whatever sound is currently being outputted and visualize it. I would even take using the microphone to receive the sound. Is there ...
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How can I use iTunes Match but keep my music videos not from iTunes?

I currently have my iPad set up to utilize iTunes Match for the music on there. But in my iTunes, I've got a fair amount of music videos on there from sources other than iTunes. Is there any way to ...
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iPod will not play entire songs/albums

My 5th gen iPod classic and 1st gen iPod nano both skip two entire albums. The iPod automatically skips every song in the album. These albums both play fine in iTunes. Also, both albums played fine a ...
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Music stops during movie in Keynote

I've inserted music into the presentation and the song is 5 mins long. There are 21 slides. After exporting the presentation to a movie, and then playing the movie, the song stops playing at 41 ...
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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 ...
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How can I recover an iTunes backup with iCloud Music Library enabled?

Long story, but my iTunes library got totally ruined. All of my older manually added and purchased songs are fine, but my Apple Music songs (so basically all of my music from the last 5 years) is just ...
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How to create a Playlist from Beats 1 “on demand” radio episode

How to create a playlist with all the songs from an old (pre-recorded) Beats 1 (on-demand) episode? I have done it before by listening to the entire show. Paying attention each time a new song comes ...
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Is it possible to lower bitrate of music downloaded from iCloud music library to iPhone?

I have a lot of music in my iCloud Music Library, most of it matched to 256 kb/s AAC files in iTunes Match. If I were to sync music to my phone by connecting it to iTunes on my desktop, I could choose ...
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Incorrectly labelled albums in Apple Music

I sometimes come across albums in Apple Music whose tracks are incorrectly labelled. For instance, the second track of this album is entirely incorrect. Similarly, the first three tracks of this album ...
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Garage Band live transposing MIDI input

I have a MIDI instrument whose input I'd like to transpose live (ie. so the sound synthesized for it is transposed up a third from the actual input, for example). I tried adding an AU Pitch Shift ...
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iTunes does not play non-Apple Music songs which were synchronized with iCloud Music Library on Windows

I'm facing the following scenario: I live in a country where a certain album from a band I like isn't available on most (if not all) streaming services. I own a physical copy of the album, and I have ...
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Alpha index in IOS music?

We have two iPads, and one MacBook Pro (MBP) with two users. All four are on the same Apple ID. The iPads are similar models on the same IOS, 12.1.1 (16C50) but different memory sizes. One has ...
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How can I get CarPlay to work with my 50 000 songs iCloud library

I just bought Sony XAV-AX200 to use with my iPhone 7 plus in a 2007 Volkswagen Golf (Rabbit). Now it seams that CarPlay can’t deal with my 50 000 song iCloud music library. It takes 5 minutes to ...
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Would it be possible for an extension to detect an Apple Music file being loaded into Traktor and purchase it?

The DRM on Apple Music files doesn't allow them to be opened by programs such as Traktor and Mixed In Key. However, the same tracks are still for sale in the iTunes Store. I'd like to collect tracks ...
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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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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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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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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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Spotify to audio CD workflow

I have several Spotify playlists that I would like to burn to audio CDs, after doing some light editing on the song transitions. I would value some advice about my draft workflow below: Record the ...
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How to change the Equaliser settings of each and every song in my iTunes library all at once?

I recently discovered that iTunes has support for Equaliser, but these option/setting is available if and only you click on the get album info button and set the Equaliser in the next window according ...
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How to avoid that music control center “forgets” music app?

Music control center works perfectly fine, except it sometimes seems to "forget" the music app I was using it with. And then just clicking wont do it anymore. Instead I have to click at the top and ...
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Music app not showing albums/artists

I have been having an issue with the Music app since Apple debuted it. For some reason it "hides" some artists and albums from showing up in their respective tabs on that app. This includes the ...
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Can I have the iTunes index file in a different location than my media?

I currently use a mid-2012 MacBook Pro as my main laptop. I have replaced the HDD with an SSD and moved the HDD to the optical drive bay. I also have a pretty large iTunes library - ~250GB, 12,000 ...