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?
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.
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.
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.