New music not appearing

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I downloaded an album through the Amazon mp3 store on my PC. I sync'd it over to my droid as I usually do, but the music does not appear in my app.

I ran SDRescan and even tried rebooting the phone completely. If I use ASTRO to find the music I can play it on the Droid but the music app doesn't show the artist/song/album info as I am used to seeing.

Anyone have a clue what is going on?
 

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I had a similar issue awhile back but never found an official cure for the problem. What I did was power off the phone, wait a few seconds, and power it back on. You can also try unmounting the card, removing it, and then reinstalling it. Hope it helps!
 

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SDrescan (as the OP mentioned using) unmounts and then remounts the SD card without having to physically remove it.
 

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I'm having the same issue and it just started today

What I've notice
1. All music apps except one, fail to recognize new songs or account for deleted songs
2. I can navigate to the music files using Astro
3. SDrescan and all other apps like it did not resolve issue. I also tried rebooting the phone, dismounting/mounting the SD card, manually removing the card, but to no avail.

I have Tunewiki, MusicMod, Music Player, Mixzing, and 3. However, MortPlayer is the only music app that is correctly updated, but that's because its a folder driven music app that rescans the directory upon app start up.

Is there any other way to get the phone to rescan or index the media files quicker?
 
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Still not seeing the music. This is darn peculiar. About the only thing I haven't tried doing is manually deleting the music indexes and/or removing ALL my music from the phone, rescan the empty SD card, and then sync it back. I'll probably try that tonight.
 
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Well I purged all the music from my Droid, ran SDrescan to clean out the music entries, then reloaded all my music (including the new songs).

And they still don't show up. I am at a complete loss to figure out what is wrong.
 
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Hot darn, I figured it out, and this might be an Android bug.

The album I bought is named "...Hits". Media Monkey automatically syncs the music into a directory with the same name. But for whatever reason the fact that the directory started with a period screwed up the rescans.

Once I renamed the directory "Greatest Hits" the music showed up!
 

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Thats funny, I just got mine to work as well. I went to:
Settings
-> Applications
-> Manage Applications
-> All
-> Music
-> Clear data

Up until this point, I had cleared the data of all music apps except the native one. After I cleared the data, I ran SDrescan and I it took much longer. Presto, all music was found and all album art was undiscovered.

I also clear a bunch of cache on the phone as well, so that may also have been part of it. Hopefully this helps anyone else who has the problem
 
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