Well since only 866 of my 1988 songs (not year) were actually somewhere maybe in Itunes from my ipod and then it wasn't complete albums that could be transfered to the Ipad. And after eliminating duplicates and triplicates, the field was narrowed to about 16 albums out of my collection of about 500 albums, I pulled the plug and wiped my computers (laptop and desktop) completely clean of all music. Seems despite the fact that all music on my ipod was from purchased cds copy protection or Apple prohibits them from being easily moved without re-ripping the cd or the tunes. So here's my question: on some of the albums there are multiple artists and Itunes is separating as though they are different artists, different albums and there doesn't appear to be a way to merge this back to one album the way it is in reality. Also, how do I get to put each album in my defined playlists. It does not let me drag and drop into the play list categories. Thank you so much. Got some really nice headphones--I'm ready to report on using the ipad as as an ipod.