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Fix Song Names In iTunes Automatically
Need to Fix the Song Names on iTunes?
Do you have hundreds if not thousands of songs in your iTunes that have incorrect or completely blank track names? Sitting in front of your computer and manually changing or adding the names is going to take you a very, very long time. It’s just not efficient. This is true especially if you have a really, really large catalog of music in your iTunes.
It’s even worse if your iTunes music library is as large as mine—I have over 140K tracks in my iTunes. When I first took on that project to correct song names in my iTunes, I gave up after 20 minutes. It was just taking way too long.
Since so many of the tracks that I take with me on the go had missing song and artist names, it drove me up the wall trying to figure out what I’m listening to. Especially since I'm someone who has a large music collection that I like to take with me on the go on my iPod or phone. I hate when I fall in love with a really great song, but I have no idea of who the heck is playing. That really drives me mad.
One of the biggest reasons why I have a lot of songs with missing song and artist names in my iTunes is because I receive a lot of compilations from friends, family, DJs I know, and more. When I import into my iTunes, it doesn’t have the info in it. They go into my iTunes as Track 01, Track 02, Track 03, and so forth. That’s just too much of a mess and not very fun to clean up!
I was about to give up on my iTunes, because I just can’t stand hearing a new track that I have received and not knowing what it is or who the artist is which band I’m listening to. It’s way to irritating and I have to know who I’m listening to. That’s it! I need to know!
Software that Helps Auto Detect Song Names
Finally, I found this great software called iTunes Cleaner and I decided to run it in my iTunes. It’s a powerful tool and it runs automatically. This powerful software goes into its own online information database and returns to add the missing song information you need in your iTunes. It finds the missing tracks and replaces the music track info with the correct artist name, song name, etc. I finally realized that there's tons of great software out there that can easily help me sort out my song titles for a small fraction of the time it would take if I had to do it manually. They're a Godsend! I’m happy now and my iTunes rocks.
Another great software that I haven't tried personally but which is free for download is MusicBrainz Picard, a cross-platform music tagger written in Python. This can also help you sort out your iTunes playlist. I've also included a video below with information on how to use a paid software to clean up your iTunes—it comes with a free trial that's risk free, though.
Try these for yourself and never question what you're listening to again!