iTunes has been somewhat of a mothership for organizing your digital music collection. Especially for DJs it’s been a trusted tool to catalog, label and of course find those thousands and thousands of tracks you’ve gathered over the years. It’s a shame then that the latest iTunes update, version 12.2, is showing some nightmarish glitches on your tags, artwork and more.
“Arctic Monkeys’ album art is displayed while Elliot Smith is listed as the artist. Meanwhile, when I clicked on The Beatles’ “And Your Bird Can Sing,” an Arctic Monkeys song played.”
– Mashable contributor
According to various blogs it comes down to this: once downloaded, the new version of iTunes will re-arrange your library into somewhat of a mess. “..users end up with a library full for scrambled titles, albums, and artists“, says Roman Loyola, senior editor of the Magna Carta for Apple users Macworld.
A Mashable contributor said his iTunes is now showing random collections of albums with tunes from other artists, while album artwork is mixed up beyond recognition and more: “Arctic Monkeys’ album art is displayed while Elliot Smith is listed as the artist,” the report said. “Meanwhile, when I clicked on The Beatles’ “And Your Bird Can Sing,” an Arctic Monkeys song played.”
However, when your local collection is being synced to the cloud with iTunes and then re-download it to your harddrive, your music will be DRM protected, so you won’t be able to listen to it anymore. Your own music, that you bought, downloaded or ripped, will be off-limits to you.
We can imagine that these are start-up problems that have come up with iTunes’ new interface regarding Apple Music connectivity (the new iTunes came out together with the new streaming service and iOS 8.4). Whatever it is, though, Apple needs to fix it ASAP, else music collector’s and DJs will have a very hard time staying true to iTunes.