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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sorting music in iOS by album only

When you try to sort by album on iOS, the player sorts by album and then it also sorts by artist. How can you get it to sort by album only? Edit: I should clarify that I’m using an iphone 4 with the ...
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iTunes on iOS shows song genre instead of a title for random albums (the same album on Mac shows everything correctly)

I have a mp3 album on my old drive. I've imported it to iTunes on my Mac. Everything looks correctly. When I want to sync that album to my iPhone, it's synced however instead of track titles I see ...
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How do I disable the media keys (play, pause, skip, etc.) on the macOS login window?

When playing music on iTunes or similar and then locking the screen (accomplished by hitting the ⌃⌘Q key combination or selecting "Lock Screen" from the  menu), how do I prevent the media keys from ...
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Lossless CD ripping for Mac OS 9

I've recently revived an original clamshell iBook which has something my modern MacbookPro lacks: a CD drive. This has given me an idea: ripping CD's with my iBook and bringing them over to my newer ...
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Does the HomePod offer 3rd-party apps?

Does the Apple HomePod speaker system support additional functionality through third-party apps? For example, will I be able to stream services such as SomaFM through a HomePod unit?
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Why do I have to pay for something that I already bought?

ALL I want to do is have access to my itunes library (that I created from my PC) on my iphone. WHY do I have to pay AGAIN to Apple Music for music that I've already paid for in itunes? If I sign up ...
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What happens if I unsubscribe from Apple Music, then resubscribe at a later date?

I want to cancel my apple music subscription for now, but may want to bring it back this summer. Will all the music I added be permanently removed when I unsubscribe, or will re-subscribing retrieve ...
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Mac Pro & Apple TV 2 for computer audio

Equipment & OS: Apple TV 2 Mac Pro (circa 2013 - the cylinder) MacOS Sierra Version 10.12.6 DAC (digital to analog converter, this only has USB and TOSLINK connections) HDMI cable connects Mac ...
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How do I quit Apple Music?

So recently I started listening to Apple Music, but I didn’t realise that I had to pay 10 dollars every month. Now I want to quit it. Anyways, I tried going to my account, but there wasn’t a button ...
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iOS' Music app - “Object not available” “This item can't be played”?

After a reset and restore suggested by Apple's support for a completely different problem with my iPhone half of my music library become unplayable with the tracks appearing in gray and tapping them ...
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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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How to edit videos with coustom musics on iPad?

I bought iPad Pro to replace my MacBook in some light works. For personal interest I produce small (2-3min) videos, but on iPad there is no way I can add coustom musics I find on internet (even though ...
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Apple Music “Content not authorized” error

Yesterday I started my free trial of Apple Music and downloaded about 200 songs on my iPhone through Wi-Fi and it worked fine (with Wi-Fi turned on). Today I went for a walk and I could not play the ...
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I purchased iTunes music and no longer want the subscription. How do I cancel my subscripition?

I no longer want my subscription of iTunes music - how do I cancel my subscription?
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Music player for iTunes library

I have a music collection composed of music from my CD's and iTunes purchased music. This collection is stored in iTunes. Is there a 3rd party music player that will play this collection? If so, how ...
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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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Songs show up as individual albums in iOS Music app

I manually manage my iPhone's music (iOS 11.1). I use music from my hard drive, not from my iTunes account. When I drag music to my iPhone, all metadata of my music shows up in iTunes (iTunes 12.7.1....