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This is not a Spotify vs Apple Music circlejerk fanboy post. Currently II’m in the process of moving from Spotify to AM. Been using Spotify for nearly 10 years. Got Apple One bundle and don’t see the need to pay for both. Spotify recommendations and discovery are great and served me well for years. At some point I could not imagine my music life without them.
Yet as I approach my 10 anniversary on Spotify, it began to show some limitations. I took a step back and took a hard look at my music library online, my iTunes library (for things that are not available for streaming, bootlegs and such), my CD and vinyl collection. I realised that Spotify recommendations lock me into a specific niche, they limit me. Sure, this niche is nice, some good music in there.
But it is all the same stuff. Like, I do like downtempo beats and laid back rap and stuff. And recommendation kinda push me deeper into that and will not present anything that is out of that profile. I feel like Spotify recommendation system kind of digs deeper and deeper, but it has limited ability to go wide and broaden the spectrum. Surely, my listening profile may be weird, like jumping from classical Chopin to Body Count’s “Cop Killer” or Mariah Carey right next to Terry Riley avant-garde or Brian Eno’s weirdness. I value these types of connections and I find them stimulating for my brain. Surely, it may be hard to build a such listening profile, so algorithms getting confused is understandable.
But the way Spotify recommendations work, driving you deeper and deeper, not wider - that is something that is limiting for broad music taste in my opinion.
Just my 3 cents.
Hey all, I mostly use my iPhone for the app and recently there was an update the update made all the music I added to my library myself is considerably louder than what Apple has on the platform. Has anyone else come across this issue and has a fix? Thanks in advance for any suggestions
Title. I don’t use the Apple Music/Radio subscription plans with my apple device. I have a limited taste in music, and it’s far cheaper for me to stick to buying the songs off iTunes individually for their $1.29 / 99¢ each price tag.
Does this mean I cannot listen to my purchased Apple Music songs on my PS5, because it says I need to link my subscribed account?
This might have been mentioned before, but I was wondering if anybody else has such a terrible time with the windows app for iTunes. I've tries the one from the windows store and the download from https://support.apple.com/downloads/itunes and both are so terrible to use. No dark mode, crashes/freezes at least once per session when you switch audio driver you have to restart the whole app among other problems. Are there any workarounds for these problems? I've considered moving to Spotify but it would be such a pain to move the whole library I've built.
I realised yesterday that my Apple Music deleted my streams/play counts.
I checked on my Mac and it says (on a lot of the songs I was listening to on repeat in the last month) that the last time I played that song was 30 October. The 'Last played' for every other song is before that date, meaning it deleted every stream from after that.
A few days ago, I checked one of the songs that was on repeat in November & my plays for it were 48 & now it says there's just 12.
Is anybody else experiencing this issue? Stuff like this makes me wanna switch to Spotify lmao but I like Apple Music better for some reason.
Less than month Lapse in subscription came back to my library wiped. Can’t get it back no matter what I try. I’ve tried signing in and out from media and purchases, restarting phone and the sync library setting . Nothing works. Everything I’ve read is suggesting they wiped it because of the lapse in subscription yet I can still do my replay that showed how many songs and albums etc that I have . Even my 2018 replay is still available. So they have my shit they’re just messing with me at this point.
Is there anyway to transfer my playlists from my current Apple ID to a new one? Have been using my mums Apple ID for Apple Music as she got it free with her phone plan, but now I want to fully switch to my own Apple ID without losing the 10 playlists I have and use. Is this possible?
Hey AM community,
I’ve been only intermittently able to play and totally unable to download the album “Bad Behavior” by BRONCHO for the past week. Any idea if there is some sort of dispute here or if a glitch is to blame? True on desktop and mobile for multiple users on different accounts.
I was wondering how I could record my listening activity on a windows PC as I'm using the Apple Music Beta app, I just wanna know if its possible for apple music to record my time from the PC version not just my phone.
I am about to do it and have backed everything up but I wanted to know if I should expect to lose everything and build from scratch....and yes, I have to cancel my AM subscription before selecting the new country.
I’ve added my dad and sister to a family plan. They were able to join and I see them connected. But when they go to play music, a pop up appears telling them to join their own plan.
Has anyone experienced this? I’m at a loss for how to fix. Thanks!
No, I'm not asking for advice which streaming service to choose. Just asking out of curiousity which service's sound quality do you like more, that's it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Currently in the process of moving to Am after a decade on Spotify. I moved (Songshift) my playlists.
But what about albums? Been using Spotify for almost a decade, and i have accumulated a LOT of albums in my Spotify library.
However, I am not to attached to them, since everything is right here at my fingertips. I mean, for example, I love Neil Young. He has recorded, what, I think 25+ albums, and I feel no need to add all of them to my library. I just search type Neil Young and browse his discography. It’s more natural for me this way, than to browse my library. I’m a vinyl and CD guy, so my “real” library is physical media.
Transferring my album library is possible, but is a hassle, lots of data. But maybe it makes sense to feed the AM algorithms?
My question now to you guys is:
Does simply putting X number of albums into my AM library teaches the algorhitms. Is my library being scanned for patters, etc?
Ya know how sometimes you have music from your iPod that came from cds you own or borrowed, and you want to ur that music on like your iPhone but don’t really have the cds anymore? Well I thought what would help would be make a playlist of said albums, but it the computer won’t find any of my playlists. Is there a way I can get the music I have on that list on my phone fast and easy?
Hello, How can i organize the imported cds on itunes? I imported as wav files and only its organized as numbers from disc and track first thennsong name but no album or artist . Thanks
Windows 10, iOS Beta. All up to date.
iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPad Pro 2
iTunes will NOT Find or recognize my iPad. iPhone hooks up to iTunes and works as expected.
iPad asks whether to allow access to Photo and Video and appear in File Explorer so the PC recognizes the iPad. But not iTunes software. It has worked properly as recently as Aug 2023/
I've tried everything. Different cords, plugged directly into PC, reload iTunes, turnoff AV, VPN, etc.
Very frustrating. I've searched other Questions on this Forum but nothing is working.
Lots of new artists I didn’t know
Hi, hoping I can find help here for a question I can't find anything about from Apple. I'm an Apple Music subscriber and have all my music from there synced to my iPad. But I also have thousands of songs from my owned CDs that I at one point converted to MP3 on my Mac (back when that was how we got digital music). But I can't get any of those songs to sync. Does anyone know how to do this? I try following Apple's instructions, but my Mac says "To sync music from this Mac, turn off Cloud Music Library." which obviously I don't want to do. I'd like both! TIA
I’m currently in a family plan and want to leave and get a normal subscription. Is there a way of doing this without losing my music and playlists?
So i’m switching to apple music and i already had local files on itunes that i would sync up with my phone. I did the usual icloud music library sync process but now it seems when i wish to upload music using local files the song has to get added to the icloud library first and won’t appear in my downloads automatically like before. Is there a reason for this or am i doing something wrong.?
How all my previous local files Look
How the new ones look after i sync up my icloud music library now
I tried out the apple music preview because my itunes is constantly freezing and ALL OF MY MUSIC IS GONE. ALL OF IT. I didn't like it so i went back to itunes. playlist went from 500+ songs to 135. only my local files i uploaded remain. its ALL GONE. all i wanted was to listen to the new Nicki Minaj album without my itunes freezing every other song. now its my birthday and all of my music is completely gone lol. what a garbage music service i'm truly considering going back to spotify but I just want the actual good music quality. never in a million years would I imagine having to worry about the security and stability of simply having a playlist of music. what a joke