We all have a lot of music on our iTunes. It can be difficult to find the right song when we want it, and sometimes we end up scrolling through hundreds of songs in an attempt to find what we’re looking for.
With this blog post, you’ll learn how to organize your iTunes library that will make finding any track easier than ever before.
Remember when having 5 playlists was enough? Well, now you might need more than 10 playlists if you want things to stay organized!
There are a number of ways that you can organize your iTunes music. Here are three of the best steps:
1. Automatically Organize Your iTunes Library Using Smart Playlists
If your iTunes download library is disorganized, the easiest method for organizing it is to use something called smart playlists. A smart playlist will automatically add new music to itself based on whatever rules you set up in advance.
For example, let’s say that every time you purchase a song from the Apple iTunes store, you immediately want it added to a specific playlist. All you have to do is go into the preferences and create a rule that looks at a certain tag or artist field and then adds that data to any matching songs in your library when they get imported.
2. Categorize Tracks With Ratings
One method of organizing your music is to rate each track based on how much you like it. There are two ways you can do this. If you want, you can pick a star rating system (with one star being the lowest score and five stars being the highest), but what most people find is that they don’t use more than three or four different categories.
For example, most people think that any song below three stars in quality really shouldn’t be included in their library (which isn’t necessarily true). You may also want to list songs that are just average, songs that are pretty good but not quite great, and finally songs that are exceptional. Whatever system you decide on should be fair and objective.
3. Organize Your iTunes Library With Folders
The third way to organize your iTunes library is by using folders. Since you get a maximum of 999 songs per folder, this method works best for people with lots of music or who have some more specific organization in mind. For example, let’s say that you’re trying to organize your music into genres but also want to create some sub-folders within each one (like an acoustic folder and an electric folder).
You can start out by creating a directory called “Genres” on the top level of your library and then put all the different genre directories inside it. Once again, what system you use here depends on how much you have control over your iTunes library and what you use it for.
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This article has given you 3 ways to organize your iTunes music in order to make it easier for when the time comes that you want to find a specific song. Remember, organizing can be done on any device with an internet connection and is not limited just to iTunes.
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