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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How do I add the “explicit” tag to albums in iTunes

I know how to add explicit tags to individual tracks, but I'd like to know how to add the tag to albums/the album title as well. I'm using windows if that affects anything.
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Missing Lyrics option in Music app in iOS 11.1

I recently upgraded to iOS 11.1 and none of my songs are giving me the options to play lyrics. Has this feature been removed or the option to display them been changed?
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How to play protected AAC tracks via Sonos? [duplicate]

I have many songs I bought from iTunes that are in the old Protected AAC format. They play find from my iPhone or from my computer to attached speakers. I would like to stream them over my home WiFi ...
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How do I correct errors in album/work/song/track in Gracenote after the CD is already imported into iTunes?

While a CD is importing, I can select tracks, Get Info, edit, and Submit CD Track Names... (which apparently submits many of the other fields). But if there are too many errors to get before the ...
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Separate User accounts, separate iCloud Music Library

I have iMac with 2 user accounts. I want to have separate iCloud music Library for this two accounts. Since I have two accounts I have two Apple Music memberships. And when I’m trying to turn it on ...
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AppleScript: How to add currently-playing Apple Music song to a playlist?

I've got a little AppleScript in Alfred that marks the currently-playing song as "Loved", it looks like this: tell application "iTunes" set loved of current track to true end tell This script ...
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Can't remotely play music to iPhone since update to WatchOS 4 [duplicate]

I have an Apple Watch Series 2, and I recently updated the OS to the 4th version. Previously, I could remotely listen music. Since I don't have bluetooth headphones, I was using the Apple Watch just ...
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AppleID can I transfer data without using the same one? [duplicate]

I don't want to use the same Apple ID on my new phone as on my old phone because it got messed up, however I don't want to have to buy each app twice. Is there a way I can without using the same Apple ...
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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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Unable to find an album in iTunes while I see it using web browser

So I'm in Australia and I bought Apple Music, I wanted to pull a particular album I really enjoy. Artist - Recoil, title - 1+2 While I can see it in browser by googling it. Above screenshot is ...
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Playing/Pausing iTunes while another app plays media

While browsing on Safari and listening to iTunes I come across a video and then press the "play" button on the keyboard (to stop the music while I watch the video) it starts/stops the video instead of ...
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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 add music to ipad Music-app from iCloud-drive

I have uploaded all my music and epubs to iCloud-drive in different folders. For books to be added to iBooks I had to select one book at a time and then select option Copy to iBooks and now the books ...
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Can playing music at full volume on a 15" MBP (2017) damage the speaker irreversibly?

A few weeks ago, the left speaker on my MacBook suddenly "popped" when I received a notification. The volume was not high and no music was playing. It seems that the speaker was overdriven and pretty ...
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Can I add music to iPhone from a computer without my full library?

I just got a new MacBook, and I won't be able to restore the files from my previous MacBook (which isn't with me) for a couple of weeks. That older computer has my music library and syncs with my ...
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How do I play songs (with shuffle) stored on a NAS drive connected to my router?

I have a folder on a NAS drive connected to my wifi router with some mp3 files. Is there a simple way of playing them on mac with shuffle turned on? Can I use some lightweight mp3 player other than ...
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Transfering music from external hard drive to iphone (without copying to disk)

I have a large collection of mp3s (a backup of my old itunes from another computer) and I want to copy this to my new IPhone. Trouble is that my Mac is almost out of HD space, so I somehow want to ...
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Why does my iPhone not play music or audio through my car's stereo?

My friend's iPhone plays music, YouTube, etc just fine through my car's stereo using the USB cable. But my iPhone won't. I have reset and restored my phone. Even after I got a new iPhone it still ...
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How do I add music files to my iPhone without iTunes?

I am using Ubuntu Linux 16.04 for which Apple does not provide iTunes. So I connected my iPhone SE running iOS 10.3.3 to my laptop using libimobiledevice and ifuse. This enables me to access the files ...
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iTunes iCloud status: Uploaded

I subscribe to Apple Music (streaming) but not iTunes Match. I ripped a (somewhat rare?) CD, and was surprised to see its status as "Uploaded". Sure enough it plays on my other iTunes-enabled devices. ...
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Does sound check on the iPhone have album mode

I know that iTunes sound check on the Mac has album mode, but does sound check on the iPhone have album mode as well?
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How can playlists be preserved in iTunes?

Steps to reproduce. Turn off importing of tracks to iTunes Library Import Tracks Create playlists Change file names or move files Have broken playlists I understand why this happens. It's because of ...
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How to start playing first song in playlist after all songs are over?

I listen to music on my Mac every day. However after a playlist ends, playback stops and I have to hit Play manually to start playing the playlist again from the beginning. Is there anyway to restart ...
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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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iTunes Smart Playlists: Songs not played in the last 6 hours

I'm hosting a barbecue on Saturday that is likely to go on well into the night, so I have compiled a playlist of approximately 10 hours of music. I want to make sure that if I need to stop the ...
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What happens to songs improperly marked 'Apple Music'?

I have 6,000 songs in my iTunes library and signed up for the Apple Music 3-month trial a while back when it was first offered, including iCloud Music Library. After matching, about 3,000 of them are ...
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Sync music from iPod classic to iTunes?

My Father's iPod (classic) has all of his music arranged and named perfectly. However, his iTunes is not in sync with his iPod, as his computer hard drive was damaged, and all of his iTunes data lost....
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I've set up iCloud music library but iMac still shows 25 G used, Why is this?

I've set up iCloud music library on my iPhone, iPad and iMac. The music folder on my iMac shows about 25 gigs used. I thought the music was moved to iCloud. What am I missing here and what should I ...
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change metadata tag before importing mp4 into iTunes to Music Video

I am a DJ and use record pools to download music and music videos. This is a legal source of mp3 and mp4 of music singles remixed/edited from the album version. My current workflow is: Hazel will ...
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How do I change the bitrate field of an mp3 file?

I have some music files which have somehow the wrong bitrate settings (32 instead of 320). Yes they are really 320bps, the file size and show exactly that. So this means no Apple Music availability. I ...
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iTunes folder contains duplicated music files

On my macOSX I'm using standard Music folder that contains following folders with music and iTunes folder. Music |- Artists |- Compilations |- iTunes I have imported Artists and Compilations into ...
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Music won't sync onto iPhone: “Item Not Available”

When I go into the Music app on my iPhone 6, many of the songs in my library are grayed out. When I tap on them, it gives an error saying Item Not Available This item can't be played. How can I get ...
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Is there any difference in placing MP3 files in the “Music” folder versus some other location?

For a long time I've kept a collection of MP3 files and other audio formats on a NAS device, organizing selected titles in iTunes but keeping the files off my system. Now, I'd like to copy them to my ...
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iTunes Music download all songs to be available offline

I am traveling abroad next week and in order to preserve data, I want to download all music that I 'own' on iTunes Music to my device. So I want to avoid downloading each song one by one. One trick ...
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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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How do I remove a “missing” MP3 file from my iPhone?

I have an MP3 file located on my iPhone that I want to delete but am unable to find in the Music app. The track only appears when I connect my iPhone to my Mac and go to (Devices > iPhone > Music) in ...
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Random person music library in iTunes

I mainly use the USB connection between my MBA and iPhone 5s just to do backups. There is no music on my iPhone. Today, when I have connected my iPhone I have noticed a random music library from the ...
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iTunes: How to transfer a music purchase between two Apple IDs?

I bought an album off of iTunes on my phone, and now my mom wants to listen to it. The problem is I bought the songs using my apple ID on my phone, and her iTunes is under a different account. Q: Is ...
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Music starts automatically when headphones are plugged into the iPhone

I have an iPhone 5 with the last version of iOS, 10.3.2. When I plug in the headphones into the jack, the music application starts automatically on the screen block, and starting to play music. I have ...
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Prevent websites from taking over audio on iPhone?

An increasing number of websites like CNN.com take over the audio of my iPhone's Safari app with advertisements and pause the Music app. How can I prevent this. I only need the audio on Safari when ...
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Convert AA to MP3

I bought an audio book from audible and want to convert it to mp3 from aa because my phone doesn't support the format. Is there any way to do that?
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Is it possible to consolidate music bought from iTunes Stores in different countries in a single device?

My main account is on the Canadian iTunes Store but I would like to buy albums that are only available on the Japanese and UK iTunes and have everything together on an iPad. Is it possible to switch ...
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Explicit content music not appearing on my iPhone

I have added to my iPhone a new album which includes explicit music. When I check on iTunes I can see the music is on my iPhone, but when I search for these songs on my iPhone I can't find them. ...
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Remove downloads or remove from library for duplicate playlist?

I have a playlist that I sync between iTunes and my iPhone on iOS 10.3.1. Sometimes I see that a playlist gets duplicated with the number 1 after the name. I want to delete the duplicated playlist ...
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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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Can I use an iPod nano 8g as a flash drive for windows, and still use it to play the music I paste in that drive?

I know I can use an iPod nano as a flash drive by connecting the iPod to the computer and selecting the iTunes option "Enable disk use". (as stated here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3091809?...
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Can't use iTunes songs in iMovie 10? -“protected & unavailable”

I can't seem to use any of my purchased songs in iTunes - basically, any of my iTunes music - in an iMovie project. I go to the music/iTunes tab in a project and I just get a notice that x-number of ...
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How can I listen to just part of a single song, or just skip some time?

Sometimes I just want to listen to part of a song. In Youtube I can set start/end times for a particular video. I'm listening to this song and only want to start at 2:50, and end somewhere else. ...
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Two iPhones, one computer, one music collection

(This is not the usual "I want to share one Apple ID across two iPhones" question. Sharing an Apple ID may be the answer, but it's not the goal. I know of at least one other possible answer.) Problem ...
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Metronome app that “listens”

I'm looking for a metronome app for my iPhone with a BPM analyzer, so it should be able to recognize if I play too slow, too fast or just in tempo.