Tracks missing when browsing via “Artist” | iLounge Article


Tracks missing when browsing via “Artist”

Ask iLounge offers readers the opportunity to get answers to their iPod-, iPhone-, iPad-, iTunes-, or Apple TV-related questions from a member of the iLounge editorial team. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Submit your questions for consideration using our Ask iLounge Submit Form. We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length.

View the complete Ask iLounge archives...

Q: Some artist names are not showing up on my iPod even though associated songs are there. This has happened for music imported from CD as well as music purchased on iTunes. The problem this creates is that I can’t sort music for these artists on the iPod.  What can I do to fix the problem?

- Scott

A: If the songs have actually been successfully transferred to the iPod (if they are visible in the iPod’s “Songs” menu), then the only explanation we’re aware of for them being absent from the “Artists” menu has two parts:

1) The songs are tagged as being “Part of a Compilation”
2) The iPod’s “Compilations” setting, found in “Settings → Compilations,” is set to “On.”

One quick way to verify this is to browse on the iPod to “Music → Compilations.” If this is the problem, you’ll find your missing songs, grouped by album, in this menu.

There are two ways to fix this problem. If you don’t plan on using the feature, you can turn off the iPod’s “Compilations” display entirely using the appropriate “Settings” option. Or, if you do, you can tag the affected tracks using iTunes’ “Get Info” window to remove the “Part of compilation” flag from each of them.

« Converting video to iPod

Locating tracks in playlists »

Related Stories



Home computer crashed and I did not backup my itunes how can i transfer my 5000 songs from my ipod onto my new computer??  Please help!!!

Posted by skeve in TX on June 22, 2006 at 9:26 PM (CDT)


Is there a device such as the italk (where you could record voice) for the video ipod?

Posted by cherokee in TX on June 23, 2006 at 4:21 PM (CDT)


To get a bunch of music off my itunes, I opted to put it all in a playlist so I could burn CDs, thus allowing me to transfer it back at a later date.  When I burned a total of 5 CDs, the first four did not identify any track information (other than a number) whereas the fifth CD had the proper information.  What happened and what do I need to do?

Posted by Denise in TX on June 25, 2006 at 1:34 AM (CDT)


I have a 2GB iPod. I played it through my car speakers with a Maxell Cassette Adapter, it was playing fine and then it stopped. I looked at the iPod and it said that it was in disk mode and the battery image in the upper right hand corner was black. There is a check mark in the middle of the screen, and ok to disconnect under the check mark. It will not turn off, or respond when I jog the hold switch off and on, and hold down the menu and on buttons at the same time for six seconds.
What can I do to get it back to the play mode.
Tim P

Posted by Tim P in TX on September 22, 2006 at 8:43 PM (CDT)

iLounge Weekly

Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2018 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy