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Add, Edit, Fix the ID3 Tags in your Music Collection by Automatic Means

by Edwin Liu | September 29, 2013 11:34 AM
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The ID3 tag is a metadata embedded in MP3 audio files, containing MP3 song’s information such as title, artist, album, track number, and other information like that. The appearance of the ID3 tag makes the organization and playback of the large-size digital music collections easier. If you find a number of songs on your Mac computer lack ID3 tags or have wrong ID3 tags so that these songs do not or wrongly show their artists, album names, titles, etc in your music managers/players like iTunes, WinAmp, Jaangle, etc, here I will show you a way to add, edit, fix the ID3 tags in your digital music automatically, in bulk.

  1. Free download Wondershare TidyMyMusic for Mac. This program is capable of scanning your digital music collection to find the music that have empty, incomplete, corrupted, or inconsistent ID3 tags, and then automatically adding ID3 tags to these music or fixing errors in ID3 tags. It even finds lyrics for them if available.
  2. Install and run this program, then it will instantly start scanning your iTunes library, and all the songs managed by iTunes on your Mac computer will be imported in a few seconds.
  3. To add the music files which are not managed by iTunes on your computer to this program for tagging, just click the Tidy Music icon on the left-hand side of the program’s window, and then drag files or folders onto its file tray.

  4. Once you have your music collection imported into Wondershare TidyMyMusic for Mac, just hit the Scan button in the header and this program will start to look up song information (title, artist, album, album cover, delivery year, track no., lyrics) by accessing Gracenote database and internet, and finally identify all the songs that have no information or incomplete information.
  5. The last step, select all the identified songs and click the Apply button.

P.s. If you’d like to change some songs’ information that are automatically gained from internet or database by Wondershare TidyMyMusic for Mac, just click the pencil symbol shown as below, and then you can replace the album cover with a new one or add some special message to make the song's information more perfect.