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  Cleaning iTunes
Subject:   Filing under composer rather than artist
Date:   2003-01-23 06:23:20
From:   anonymous2
I enjoyed the article, but following some of the suggestions has created a small problem. When you "correctly" use the "Artist" and "Composer" fields, iTunes creates a folder in the iTunes folder with the name of the Artist, not the Composer. However, in my CD collection (and I bet most peoples), I would file "Goldberg Variations" first under "Bach", and not under "Gould, Glenn". Is there a way to get iTunes to do this?


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  • brian d foy photo Filing under composer rather than artist
    2003-01-23 09:16:38  brian d foy | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    You do not have to keep your MP3 directories "organized"---see the "Advanced" tab under "iTunes>Preferences". iTunes should not move files around, and you can put things whereever you want them.

    In the past, I have also created a bunch of alias. Since everything under "Glenn Gould" is still a bunch of directories representing albums, I make aliases of those directories and put them under "Johann Sebastian Bach" so I have it both ways.