Can't put music with a slideshow...

Alright . . . Using iPhoto 08 version 7.1.4. I am attempting to make a new slideshow, but when I attempt to open the 'Music' option, nothing happens. Old slideshows that I have made will play with the assigned music, and the new one will use that annoying default tune. But alas, I cannot open the music option for any of my slideshows. Help!
(I recently updated iPhoto - aside from that I don't know what might be causing the problem. I have tried restarting my computer, but come up against the same problem.

Welcome to the Apple Discussions. First try deleting the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your User/Library/Preferences folder and try again.
When you click on the music pane do you see the iPhoto Library icon? If you only see the folder with the default audio look for a small dimple in the horizontal frame and drag downward.
See lori's screenshot links in this thread: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=446667&tstart=0.
TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto (iPhoto.Library for iPhoto 5 and earlier) database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.
I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger or later), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 6 and 7 libraries and Tiger and Leopard. Just put the application in the Dock and click on it whenever you want to backup the dB file. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
Note: There now an Automator backup application for iPhoto 5 that will work with Tiger or Leopard.

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