How to Add Metadata to MP3 Files

Metadata is what’s used to describe the music itself and stored in music files. It is also known as ID3 tag for MP3 files, which contains information such as track name, artist, genre, release year, album artwork and even lyrics. But the metadata stored in the songs of your big music library isn’t always intact or correct, so you need to add metadata to MP3 files by yourself. What is the easiest way to do this? Wondershare TidyMyMusic for Mac (Wondershare TidyMyMusic) is strongly recommended. It’s an all-in-one tool to automatically find all the information for every song and even clean up your music library by removing duplicates. Can’t wait to have a try now? Look at the walkthrough below.

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1 Add your music library to this program

Download this program to install on your Mac. Every time you open it, it will automatically add in your iTunes library to show in the file tray under Tidy iTunes.

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Note: For your other music not managed by iTunes, you can go to Tidy Music to import by dragging the music folders to the file tray or clicking the Open File button.

2 Find metadata for all the MP3 files

To find metadata for all the MP3 files in batch, you only need to click the Scan button and tick the checkbox of Search for Unidentified Songs. Then this program will start to identify all songs and find metadata for the MP3 files.

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Note: If you want to identify a certain song, just click the song and find an Identify button in the bottom right. Click the button to start the process.

3 Add metadata to MP3 songs

When all the metadata is found out, you need to embed it to the songs. It’s easy with TidyMyMusic. Just select the songs and click the Apply button in the bottom right. You can select several songs at the same time.

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Extra features:

  • Edit the metadata information: This program also allows you to edit the metadata by yourself. Just click the Edit icon and fill in the editing field. To change the album artwork, you only need to drag a local image to the album artwork area.
  • Remove duplicates: Tick the checkbox of Search for Duplicated Songs and click the Scan button, then all the duplicated songs can be found out and you can decide which one to move to trash.

Hesitate no more. Download this program to give a go. You will love it.

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Aug 16,2019 11:26 am / Posted by Ellon Smith to Convert

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Hi Stephatto, the answer is yes, you can have a try.
When I move items to the trash from TidyMyMusic, will they be automatically removed from my iTunes library?
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