I was asked by the team at TechHive to put together a new guide to managing music metatdata last month. The first part of the “how to” hit the web yesterday:
Tired of seeing “unknown track” by “unnamed artist” on your favorite music player? We’ll show you how to automatically identify, tag, and properly rename all your mystery tracks and albums to whip your music library into shape.
The guide focuses on my favourite music metadata manager, MusicBrainz Picard, which I highly recommend to anyone who owns a digital music library.
Say hello to MusicBrainz Picard, my go-to app for music metadata management. It does everything I mentioned above and is completely free to download and use on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Picard is a front-end to the MusicBrainz database (http://MusicBrainz.org/), a crowdsourced encyclopedia that collects music metadata and distributes it to the public under an open license.
Head over to TechHive.com to read the first part of the guide and, if you like the feature, please show your support by liking and sharing it on Twitter and Facebook.
You have all kinds of great music in your digital library, but you can't find some of your favorite songs because they're not identified correctly. Let us show you how to fix that problem once and for all.
— TechHive (@TechHive) April 28, 2017
Stay tuned for part two of the guide, in which we explore some of Picard’s more advanced features, which can make tagging even more accurate and convenient.