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Old May 2, 2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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Genius doens't work for all songs .

I keep updating genius but it still doesn't work for any of my daft punk but it recognizes the lesser known band justice. I mean it works for nearly all my hip-hop and most of my rock.


I only have two imixes so far

Indie Rock- Phoenix,cobra starship, death cab for cutie, the dead weather, Lady Hawke ETC.

Hip-Hip mix- Kid Cudi,Kayne west, wale, etc.


But genius mixes and playlist don't work for certain artist.

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Daft Punk
The Crystal Method
Matiyashu
broken bells- the CD is an itunes LP
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Old May 2, 2010, 09:36 AM   #2
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I have the same problem with it recognizing "The Beatles" or "Garth Brooks" songs. I believe that the Genius only works for artists/songs available in the iTunes Store. TEG
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Old May 2, 2010, 09:47 AM   #3
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I have the same problem with it recognizing "The Beatles" or "Garth Brooks" songs. I believe that the Genius only works for artists/songs available in the iTunes Store. TEG

The only problem is the music i listed was from the itunes store.
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Old May 3, 2010, 01:56 AM   #4
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Daft Punk
The Crystal Method
Can't check Broken Bells right now, but those above work for me.
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Old May 3, 2010, 07:03 PM   #5
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I'm not sure if this is the same issue you are having, but I've noticed that songs I download directly on my iPhone 3GS then transfer into iTunes on my pc at the next sync don't seem to ever get into the Genius mix, even after multiple attempts to "update Genius", even turning Genius off and back on.

The strange thing is that I can create a Genius playlist on the song through iTunes on my pc, I can create a Genius list based on the song (after syncing) on my iPod Nano, but still could not create a Genius list for that song on my iPhone. For an experiment, I deleted the song everywhere (iPhone, iPod, and iTunes), then purchased it again through iTunes on my pc (wasting $0.99, but oh well), synced it to my iPhone, and voila, now Genius for that song works everywhere. Makes me not want to buy anything directly on my iPhone, at least until they fix the glitch.
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Old May 4, 2010, 06:18 PM   #6
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Can't check Broken Bells right now, but those above work for me.
so they show up in genius mixex and can have playlist created for them.
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Old May 4, 2010, 07:41 PM   #7
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You need to make sure your music is tagged properly if itís not purchased from the iTunes Store. In fact, on some songs I had to manually edit them to match the iTunes equivalent exactly.

A similar problem occurs with album artwork.

By the way, The Beatles and Garth Brooks work fine for me.
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Old May 4, 2010, 09:09 PM   #8
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You need to make sure your music is tagged properly if itís not purchased from the iTunes Store. In fact, on some songs I had to manually edit them to match the iTunes equivalent exactly.

A similar problem occurs with album artwork.

By the way, The Beatles and Garth Brooks work fine for me.
I see your point but i bought the music from the itunes store.
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Old May 4, 2010, 10:10 PM   #9
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The software is good but it is still in a state where it could be approved.
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I see your point but i bought the music from the itunes store.
That's weird. I would try removing them from iTunes (don't delete them from your hard drive!) and reimporting them into iTunes.
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Old Sep 1, 2010, 10:11 AM   #11
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I bought Broken Bells album from iTunes and it says it can't find genius information. Even after updating my Genius info.
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 02:43 AM   #12
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Broken Bells Broken

Has anyone actually gotten Broken Bells to work with Genius? Come on, there's a ton of related songs in my library. I bought Broken Bells from iTunes - with iTunes LP no less. I've tried turning Genius off and on again, re-importing the songs. They've just received a Grammy nomination! Come on, Apple!
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 07:23 AM   #13
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I haven't tried Broken Bells, but I know that "Tighten Up" by the Black Keys doesn't work, even though it's the most popular iTunes track from that album.

Genius is okay when it works, but it's frustrating when it doesn't.
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 08:49 PM   #14
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Broken Bells still not working for me... WTFFFF
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 01:58 AM   #15
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Gahhhhhhhh I was really hoping iTunes Match would fix this. Nope
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