iTunes for Mac: If you don’t see song information

If you don’t see song information

When you insert a CD in your computer’s disc drive (or a SuperDrive connected to your computer), iTunes finds the CD in the Gracenote media database on the Internet and displays the name and other track information for each song. If songs appear as “Track 01,” “Track 02,” and so on, either you aren’t connected to the Internet or iTunes can’t find the CD’s information.

If you’re not connected to the Internet, you can import the songs anyway, and look up the CD information the next time you’re connected.

Look up CD information in the Gracenote media database

  1. Make sure you’re connected to the Internet.

  2. In iTunes, select a song or songs (hold down the Shift key to select multiple adjacent songs, or the Command key to select multiple nonadjacent songs).

  3. Click the Options button near the top right of the iTunes window, then choose Get Track Names.

  4. Select the entry for the CD.

    If there’s more than one entry, select one (a CD can have more than one entry if more than one person submitted information for the same CD to the Gracenote service); if it doesn’t include the correct information, choose Get Track Names again, then choose another entry.

Send CD information to Gracenote

If the Gracenote service has no information about a CD, you can enter your own song information and submit it to Gracenote so other people can use the information. Don’t submit information for custom CDs that you created, because others won’t be able to use it.

  1. Make sure you’re connected to the Internet.

  2. Click the CD button near the top left of the iTunes window.

  3. Enter the song information.

  4. Click the Options button near the top right of the window, then choose Submit CD Track Names.

  5. Enter the artist and album information, then click OK.

Published Date: Jan 12, 2018
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