The Tag Editor can load the secondary tags listed below, using the primary tags (Artist, Album, and Title) from online databases like MusicBrainz, AcoustID, Discogs, etc. 

Artwork
Album Artist
Genre
Tags
Year
Track # / Tracks Total
Disc # / Discs Total
  Label (Publisher)
Composer
Lyricist
Performer
  Catalog #
ASIN (Amazon ID)
Barcode
ISRC

 

Please note that the Tag Editor can load these tags only when network services provide them in their replies. 

After tags have been loaded from online databases, the modified cells will have a grey background. You can continue fixing and regularly editing them. The changes can be reverted with ⌘+Z or saved with ⌘+S.

 

Importing ArtistAlbum, Title, and Secondary Tags from Online Databases

 


Loading All Tags from Online Databases

The easiest way to load tags from the network is to show all the columns supporting loading from the network via the menu “View / Columns / Network & Paths.” 

 Tag Editor for Mac - showing all columns for loading tags from online databases and path components.

Showing all columns for loading tags from online databases and path components.

 

When all necessary columns are visible and arranged, select a few or more rows, and invoke the menu “Edit / Load Tags / From Network.” 

 Tag Editor for Mac - selectionn of rows and loading audio metadata from online databases

Loading audio metadata from online databases.

 

Tag Editor for Mac - selection of rows and loading audio metadata from online databases - result

The result of loading audio metadata from online databases.

 


Loading Selected Tags from Online Databases

The same approach will work if you select just particular cells like in the screenshot below. In this case, please make sure the primary tags (Artist, Album, Title) are correct before loading secondary tags (Genre and Tags) from the network. 

 Tag Editor for Mac - loading Genre and Tags from online databases

Loading Genre and Tags from online databases.

 

Tag Editor for Mac - The result of loading Genre and Tags from online databases

The result of loading Genre and Tags from online databases.

 

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