I updated my ipod last night and all of my songs got wiped. 4,000 songs, gone. A few songs were corrupted and it’s aborting the resync so after many hours, I’ve figured a temporary work-around on another device.
BUT, I’m starting to think I should move over to Spotify. I don’t teach with a lot of 32-beat consistent music any more, so for a monthly subscription, I could just make playlists and play music in class. No more hassle with itunes.
I use very few ZIN materials from Zumba. Almost none. Are there any Zumba instructors here who use no ZIN music at all and just Spotify?
I am a member of Amazon Prime which I use all the time for free shipping and TV streaming…but I recently discovered the Amazon app on my iPhone has music. Free music…yeah, FREE with Prime membership. I was paying per song on iTunes and creating endless playlists.
I’m not a Zumba instructor but love the music for when I’m on the elliptical so yes, there are individual Zumba songs and Zumba playlists.
You can search by title, artist, genre…anything. I put in “show tunes” or “128 bpm instrumental” for my older adult classes and got lots of options.
I was tired of downloading and paying for songs when subbing different types of classes. Now I just go to genres and get a playlist.
Hope this helps! Wish someone told me about this $50 worth of iTunes ago.
The newer ipods are even worse. I bought one 2 weeks ago to replace the previous ipod that was causing me trouble. It wont upload any songs except the ones I’ve purchased in itunes directly. All my CDs, un-usable. The downloads from Zumba, U-Jam and other companies I’ve licensed with – un-usable.
Very frustrating to be in a career that depends so heavily on the ability to use music but not to be able to find a device that can access it from several sources.
Since I’ve still been debating this topic and researching Apple Music and Spotify, I’ve come across a few issues with Apple Music. Thought it would be worth mentioning since this thread could be useful to others as a resource.
Also, in case anyone else ever has to rebuild an ipod from scratch, I found it really useful to load 50 songs at a time by checking the boxes and using the option to only upload selected songs. A few of the songs in my library were corrupt, and when I tried to upload the entire library all at once, it would hang after about 20 minutes and nothing would upload to the ipod. 50 at a time has taken me a long time to rebuild, but I’ve finally got all the songs that I use regularly back on my ipod.