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Please do this on the iPad now:
Go to Settings > General > Storage and iCloud Usage > Manage Storage.
Under Music, swipe LEFT on All Songs.
Tap the red "Delete" button that appears; this will delete all of the songs completely from the device and clear out the storage space as well.
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Hmm, I see. You stated that you had 70GB+ of "phantom" music usage shown on the device; could you let me know where exactly did you see that info, please?
Also, did you go to General > Storage and iCloud Usage, and then TAP "Manage Storage" under "Storage"?
Keep me posted,
Hmm, okay. Now, go to General > Storage and iCloud Usage, and then TAP "Manage Storage" under "Storage".
Does it show you a breakdown of ALL of the apps using up the storage space there?
OK, and I assume that the Music app does not show up there? And, what's the Used/Available info shown there at the top?
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Okay; I have looked up this info further, and it does seem like a bug/glitch within the iTunes software that's causing the ghost songs to show up now. Let me open up your question to your other experts now, who can assist you further; you will be automatically notified by email once another expert picks this up.
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Alternatively, please let me know if you are using a Windows/Mac computer to sync the iPad now, and I'll set up a remote session (NO extra charge) and troubleshoot the iTunes issue directly for you. Thank you.
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On the page that opens up, click on the arrow next to "Join session."
Follow the on-screen directions to download and OPEN/RUN the "Screen Connect Client" remote file, and we will be connected.
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Good morning John. My name is***** am a computer professional with over 15 years of experience with both Mac and Windows computers, phones, tablets, and printers. It would be my pleasure to assist you with this. I hope you don't mind but I'll need to ask you a few questions to help you sort this out. Can you tell me please what version of IOS you have on your iPad? You can check for this by going to Settings>General>About and looking through the list on the right for Version. Please let me know what you see there. Also in that list you will find imoprtant information such as number of songs on ipad, videos, photos, capacity ( how much storage you have on iPad and) and available ( how much storage you have on the ipad that is not being used). I'll be standing by waiting for the results.