Open audio files in the Tag Editor

In the Tag Editor, open one or more audio files that should have embedded Genres pulled from online databases.

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Make sure Artist, Album, and Title are valid

Before importing Genres, make sure Artist, Album, and Title are non-empty and valid. Valid values of these tags help Tag Editor to avoid a few redundant queries when it tries to fix them.

Tag Editor for Mac - Validation of Artist, Album, and Title before importing Genre from online databases

Validation of Artist, Album, and Title
before importing Genre from online databases

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Import Genres from online databases

If the Genre column is not visible, show it via View / Column / Genre. Select a few Genre cells, or the entire Genre column, and invoke the menu command Edit / Load Tags / From Network.

Tag Editor for Mac - importing Genre from online databases

Importing Genre from online databases

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Clean up imported Genres via Compose Genres

Invoke the Compose Genre popover via the accessory button in Genre cells. The popover can also be invoked via the right-click context menu.

Tag Editor for Mac - Cleaning up imported Genres via Compose Genres

Cleaning up imported Genres via Compose Genres


In the Compose Genre popover, select one or more suitable Genres and press the Done button.

Tag Editor for Mac - Composing Genres

Composing Genres


Done!

Review the changes and save them via File / Save or Cmd+S.

Tag Editor for Mac - Genres imported from online databases with the Tag Editor

Genres imported from online databases with the Tag Editor


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