Tag Editor for Mac can help you clean up and organize the Music/iTunes library just in a few steps below.


Import files from Music and iTunes in Tag Editor

Drag & Drop Music/iTunes audio tracks or import them from Music via menu File / Import from Music or ⌥⌘O keyboard shortcut. Alternatively, press the link Import from Music in the new blank window.

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Import Tags from Music/iTunes

If some Music tags, such as Rating and Plays, are not shown in Tag Editor, import them from Music using the Edit / Load Tags / From Music command. If files have not been imported to iTunes before, open them in Tag Editor first.

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Tag files.

Tips on tagging files for Music/iTunes:

  • Mark a compilation album of songs by various artists as 'Is Compilation,' and enter something like 'Various Artists' in the 'Album Artist' column. It will prevent the various artist compilations from being split into multiple identical albums in Music / iTunes.
  • Choose the corresponding value in the 'Media Kind' column for non-music media files, such as a podcast or an audiobook.

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Save changes.

All edited cells are marked with a grey background. We recommend revising all those cells carefully before saving the changes. Once changes have been saved, You cannot revert them. If the changes are correct, press Save or ⌘+S to embed them into the audio files.

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Refresh Audio Metadata in Music and iTunes

After changes have been saved into audio files, it is time to make sure they appear automatically in Music/iTunes. Unfortunately, both don't bother with refreshing their database, even if audio files have been changed.

To make the Music reload its data, use the menu function File / Reload Music or keyboard shortcut ⌥⌘R. In the Reload Music window, select the entire Music library or particular playlist, and press the 'Continue' button.

Note, when option Override Music database is on, the Tag Editor will transfer the metadata from audio files to the Music database by itself, without relying on Music/iTunes.

This option should be off when your intention is to keep your Ratings and Plays, for example, stored in the iTunes/Music database only and never syncing by iTunes/Music with the audio files.

This option should be on when you transfer tags from WAV files to the Music/iTunes, as Music/iTunes never reads metadata from WAV files.

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Refresh Audio Metadata in Music or iTunes

Refresh Audio Metadata in Music or iTunes


Export to Music and iTunes

Select a few audio files in the Tag Editor and choose the menu File / Export To / Music to transfer new audio files to Music. Choose a playlist or type in a new playlist name in the Export to Music dialogue window, and press the Continue button.

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Export to Music window in Tag Editor for Mac




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