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The Complete Guide to Use iTunes Tag Editor

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Kevin Walker

September 7, 2017 (Updated: August 27, 2020)• Filed to: iTunes Issues

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Many of the items in your iTunes library need to be tagged. Most of them need a little bit of more information to help identify them and also to help iTunes sort and organize them properly. These tags are also called meta data, and they are programmed to inform iTunes what type of file an individual file is. It might be music, an e-book, a movie, etc. Tags could also tell iTunes the file names etc.

In the following paragraphs, you will learn how to use several tag editors to get this job done easily. The iTunes tag editor and tips to help you make tagging easier.

How to Use iTunes Tag Editor

If you want to edit your MP3 song information, you can follow the following steps to know how to edit songs on iTunes.

To Edit the Album Information

A: Drag the songs to iTunes.
Step 1: Find the particular song you want to edit.
Step 2: Select all the songs on the album.
Step 3: Right click and select the “get info” button.
Step 4: Edit the artist, album artist, year and album only fields as desired and save by clicking OK.
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To Edit Song Information

Step 1: Observe step (A) above.
Step 2: Select a song, right click and go to the “Get info” area for each song. Also, you can edit the “Name” field if you want to edit the track title, track number, etc. then click on the “OK” button to save.
Step 3: Do this for every song you want to edit the song information.

Other Useful Song Tag Editors

There are other tag editors which are very powerful, some even more powerful than iTunes. For instance, the TunesMate app is much stronger than the iTunes. And below, you’d see how to use other apps instead of iTunes.

1 iMyFone TunesMate

Of the other tags editors out there, the iMyFone TunesMate is the best mp3 tag editor. It is more sophisticated than iTunes as it can not only edit music tag, but also manage your videos, photos, apps and many other files. It has amazing features which make it standout from others.

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Here are the main features of TunesMate:

  • Edit music tag: You can use it to edit your song tags, rename your music files, and edit other parameters, like file name, album, etc.
  • Transfer non-purchased music: It can share the non-purchased music with different Apple's IDs and different iTunes even when you forget your iTunes password.
  • Transfer between different devices: You can use it to transfer music, backup and restore every of your media files between one device and another through exporting them to your computer or iTunes.
  • Transfer without restriction: It can transfer files form/to an unlimited number of devices and iTunes, support all almost all music formats.
  • Select and preview: You can just select and preview the music you want to transfer without erasing your original music.

Using TunesMate song tag editor is easy by following the below steps:

Step 1: Open your TunesMate software and connect your iOS device.

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Step 2: On the interface, navigate to the music tab.

music tab

Step 3: As your music tab opens, you’d see the playlist tab on the left of your screen, select the desired playlist in which your soon to be edited song(s) is or are. All your music will open up for you to see.

Step 4: On the right-hand side of every song, you will see a small pencil icon in green, click on it to edit the tags of the particular song.

playlist tab

Step 5: After completing the fields as desired, save the file and you’re done.

NB: If you have lots of songs, you can use the search feature which is on top, right above the “date added” button.

2 “Tag and Rename” Software

Step 1: Open the tag and rename software, and allow it to scan all your music and folders on your computer.
Step 2: Once it has fully loaded, in the small search area, locate the folder to the music you want to edit its tag, (if it is not on the list of music it loaded).
Step 3: Click on the ‘select all’ button on the top right-hand corner.
Step 4: And the full option will be enabled.
Step 5: You’d observe a small “globe icon” in a blue color with a touch of red, on the top side of the interface. Select it and go to any music to edit its tag.
Step 6: Once you are done, click on “Write tags” to save.

Tag and Rename

3 MediaMonkey

Step 1: Open the MediaMonkey tag editor software, and click on add, scan or rescan button.
Step 2: Uncheck all the selections (this will prevent MediaMonkey from adding all the irrelevant media files, like the windows sounds and all that unnecessary files.).
Step 3: Then select the drive in which your songs are.
Step 4: From there, MediaMonkey will load the drive, and you need to select the folder in which your music or desired files are.
Step 5: There is a small box underneath; there you can select the file type you want MediaMonkey to load. Such as MP3, ACC, CDA, FLA, WAV, WMA, etc.
Step 6: Then click OK, and allow MediaMonkey to load the desired file.
Step 7: All the songs which fall into the category you have specified will be loaded.
Step 8: Select your desired song by right clicking, and scroll down to properties.
Step 9: In properties, update the required tag.


4 TagScanner

Step 1: Open the tag scanner song tag editor.
Step 2: Locate the music files you want by selecting the browse option. This might take a while to load, as it depends on the quantity of music you have in the specified folder.
Step 3: Once all songs are loaded, click on the “tag processor” button to proceed with the editing of tags.
Step 4: To be sure you are editing the right songs, right click on the song and you’d see a “play” button, click on it to preview the song.
Step 5: Once done, and all the edits are satisfactory, click on the “Rename” button. And you’d see an “OK” signal displayed of everything is done right.


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