Artists thumbnail in Music App

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Armen, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Armen macrumors 604

    Armen

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    I like to shuffle play all albums by a particular artist so my default view in the music app is artist view. The problem is some of the artist thumbnails are not updated. Does anyone know how to remedy this? From my understanding if there is no artist thumbnail it's supposed to use the album art instead.
     
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    Probably the only thing I really don't like about the new Music app is that artists without a default photo no longer just shows an album cover like it did since the 8.4 redesign. Way back then I sent feedback about letting us attach an image ourselves (similar to how you can add any custom image to a playlist.) Perhaps it's time to send that feedback in again. I'd be happy if iOS 10 at the very least went back to album art if no default picture from iTunes is added, at least there would be an image instead of that plain microphone icon.

    Unlike some MR posters though, I will still use the app because I don't over react and refuse to use something just because some aesthetic isn't to my "liking".
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    I only have album artwork for all of my albums so I have no idea what your issue is. Sorry.
     
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    Artist view. Not albums.

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  5. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    I was also disappointed that they took out the pictures of lesser known artists.

    Too bad
     
  6. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    I remember seeing
    I can totally work with the native music app. It's just seeing a mic icon like the screenshot you posted next to an obvious artist is kind of annoying. I'm suspecting the artist thumbnail fetch comes from Apple Music for whatever reason but I don't subscribe to the service.
     
  7. s2mike macrumors 6502

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    This has bothered me for a while, but over the course of the last few weeks I've started to see a lot more of my artists getting custom pics, so Apple is clearly working on it.
     
  8. Loge macrumors 68030

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    The problems with app go beyond the aesthetics (though they are not good); it has significantly poor usability for those who don't use Apple Music or iTunes Match.
     
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It's definitely hit and miss for me and the missing ones aren't always small artists. I've got a Nat King Cole album and he doesn't have a thumbnail in the artist view. I can understand it not having more obscure artists but not one of the most well known of all time?
     
  10. lagwagon Suspended

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    It pulls the artist image if they have an iTunes page, no Apple Music required. That's how it's always done it. Except iOS 8.4-9.3.5 also just used an album cover of the artist didn't have a page (therefore no image to be used)

    What I meant by all that is some around these forums like to go overboard Kicking and screaming if iOS doesn't go their way. Many occasions have been purely based off small cosmetics.
     
  11. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    Gotcha.
    Mine only shows songs bought from iTunes Store, not imported from various sourses.

    So most of my "artists" are empty anyway.
     
  12. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    System of a Down doesn't have an artist page?
     
  13. s2mike macrumors 6502

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    You'd be surprised at some of the acts without an artist page...

    Counting Crows
    DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
    Empire of the Sun
    Fountains of Wayne
    Genesis
    Journey
    Keane
    Mos Def
    Nick Drake
    The New Pornographers
    Rico Kiley
    Snow Patrol
    Sugar Ray
    Taleb Kweli
    The Walkmen
    Wyclef
    311
     
  14. elfary macrumors regular

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    They seem to be working on it. Artists that have been faceless for years now are there:

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  15. s2mike macrumors 6502

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    That Counting Crows pic shows up for me in that same view, but their icon under the "Artists" grouping is still the generic microphone. Odd.
     
  16. AeroZ macrumors 6502

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    Same here. Many artists are missing their pictures.
     
  17. s2mike macrumors 6502

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    Lotta artist pics updated today, including Counting Crows.
     

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