Artists not showing in Music App but show in iTunes - iPhone 7

Hi everyone,

I download my music mostly from youtube to mp3 converter websites and previously I never had any problems. I would download to my computer, then add it to iTunes, then enter the artist names myself. However for recent songs I downloaded, the artist names shows up on iTunes I entered in, but it doesn't show on my Music app.

On my Music app only the title shows, and the artists is blank. When I search by artists, these artists are not on the list. What's funny is that when I type the artist name into the search bar it shows up in the results.

I have made sure the compilation is unchecked. Anyone have any idea how I can fix this?


1 Answer from the Community

  • Hello. I may have found a solution, and I'm curious to see if to works for you.

    Until yesterday, I spent months browsing for solutions and was frustrated to no end.

    Try this:
    1) Import to iTunes
    2) Make sure all the tags are correct (artist name, sort by artist name)
    3) import into iPhone - only a single song per album
    4) after successful single song import, import the rest of the album

    This should resolve two issues: the artist should show up in the App AND it should have all tracks under a single album entry instead of a new album entry per track.

    Hope that helps.


    • Answered by Andrew O from Boulder Creek
    • 19-Feb-2018