1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 20, 2008 6:41 AM by Jeff Bryan
badlarry1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a handful of artists on my itunes that aren't showing up on my ipod. This started happening about 2 weeks ago. I kind find the music on the ipod by searching under song title and all the info is in there correctly so the tracks are definately synced - for some reason the artist search doesn't show them. I double checked the info on my itunes to make sure in was correct there wasn't a space or something before the name that would through off the sorting - anyway it's in the right order on itunes.

Is there a maximum number of artists that can be displayed on the ipod?
The music is on the ipod, so this is more of an annoyance than a major problem.

Any help would be great!!

Dell, Windows XP
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
    It could be that you have inadvertently imported these CDs into iTunes as part of a compilation. If so, the artists won't show in the artists menu on the iPod.

    To check, highlight the tracks on one of the offending artists CDs in iTunes, right click and select "get info". This brings up a multiple song info window, and from there you can check if you have 'yes' in the box marked "part of a compilation".

    If you have, select 'no' instead and click 'ok'. Do this with any CD that has this issue. This will alter the info in iTunes, and you should then connect your iPod and synchronize the changes.

    The problem arises because the information contained on the Gracenote CD Data Base (where iTunes gets all it's album/artist/track info from), is sometimes incorrect. It can show CDs as compilations when in fact they are not.

    You should also check that the songs have album name info in their ID tags.

    See: Some songs don't show under artist on my iPod.

    Once you add a second album name for that artist even for a single song, ALL the rest of the songs should now show up under that artist, even those without album names.

    Providing the spelling for the artists is exactly the same of course.