What is the Star Next to a Song in Apple Music?

You’ve only recently begun using Apple Music and are getting used to the way it’s set up and organized.

Isn’t everything quite straightforward? Maybe not, though.

When you’re looking through an album, you see that two or three of the tracks have stars next to them.

I’m not sure what that implies,” you think to yourself.

Or, at the very least, that was my idea when I first saw these stars on Tori Amos’ new album, Ocean to Ocean.

I was aware that I had not favorited any tunes, and I was still adjusting to Apple Music.

So I had no idea what they were talking about.

Since its separation from iTunes a few years ago, Apple Music has witnessed tremendous development.

Apple Music’s vast database has over 60 million songs by artists from every genre conceivable.

Right now, I’m writing this tutorial while listening to some reiki healing music.

That’s how diverse their catalog has become, which is fantastic news for music fans.

However, at first inspection, this tiny little star appears to be a bit of a conundrum.

Is this a single from the next album? Is it one of the most popular tunes on the album? Have you ever liked it unintentionally? Let’s go deeper and learn more about this mysterious Apple Music emblem.

What does the Apple Music star next to a song mean?

A star next to a track on an album, according to Apple, indicates that the song is one of the most popular on the album. However, there are no specifications on how many times the music must be played to get a star. You may, however, go to Apple Music for Artists to find the most popular songs on the app.

Will the star appear next to the same song every time? How are you meant to know how many times a song has been played?

Is there a way to make the stars disappear from album tracklists?

Continue reading to learn more about this celebrity legend.

When did the star icon first appear on Apple Music?

For a long time, Apple Music has used a star system.

Apple has told users for several years that the star simply indicates that these are popular tunes.

Depending on the popularity of each track, an album might have zero, one, or two highlighted tracks.

What does Apple Music’s star symbol mean?

As Apple has stated briefly, the star icon that shows next to a select tracks on an album on Apple Music simply indicates that these are popular tunes.

Many of these celebrities appear to be linked to songs that were previously released as singles, which is a solid indicator of their popularity when compared to other songs on an album.

How many times does a starred song get played?

Because Apple doesn’t provide listeners with these statistics, it’s difficult to estimate how many times a highlighted music has been played.

Artists may check their stats on Apple Music, but we, the listeners, have no way of knowing how popular these songs are.

We can only make educated guesses.

Is it possible to delete stars from Apple Music album lists?

These stars can’t be removed from Apple Music.

Apple applies them based on the performance of each song.

These celebrities are at the very least non-obtrusive little symbols.

If you don’t want to see them, you’ll have to strive to ignore them as much as possible.

They’re only there to let you know which song on an album is the most popular.

What does Apple Music mean for musicians?

Apple Songs for Artists allows you to create and distribute music.

Apple Music for Artists allows you to produce studio-quality sound, communicate with your fans, and release new music.

You may now enjoy spatial audio for excellent sound quality with Dolby Atmos, and you can link with your social media outlets to showcase your work and all the milestones you reach.

Perhaps a celebrity will appear next to a tune on your new album.

Is it possible to rank music on Apple Music?

The majority of music applications allow you to rate the tracks you listen to, letting the artists know how you feel about their work.

On Apple Music, you may rate songs and other material.

You may give a song one to five stars, with one being the lowest and five being the highest.

If you like, you may rate a complete album or music video.

In Apple Music, how do you give something a rating? It’s quite simple! It’s even possible to do it on a Mac.

From a Mac, follow these steps:

  1. On your Mac, open the Apple Music app, then select Songs from the sidebar on the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Place the pointer of your mouse on the song, album, or music video you wish to rate. After that, just click or drag the Rating column into place to allocate (or delete) stars.

If you want to turn ratings on or off, you can do so by:

  1. On your Mac, open the Music app.
  2. In the left-hand sidebar, choose Songs.
  3. Select View > Show View Options > Rating from the drop-down menu. If you see the box ticked, the ratings are enabled. If you wish to disable ratings, uncheck the box.

You may also switch on album ratings by selecting Album Rating.

The total rating of an album is computed by adding all of the individual song ratings together.

Closing Thoughts

In Apple Music, the star icon next to songs simply indicates that they are popular music.

They’re the ones that people are most enthusiastic about.

And, yeah, they’ll definitely pop up a lot if you choose to shuffle through an album or an artist’s whole discography.

That isn’t to say the other songs aren’t worth hearing.

You can’t make the stars go away, but you can rate music on the Music app.

Apple values feedback and wants musicians whose music is distributed through their app to know how well their music is received.

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