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Old Dec 7, 2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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How do you organize your music?

Music > Artist > Albums > Ablum 1 > songs (mp3s)

any advice would be helpful im still switching over to make and would like to make my iPod, mac and music sync well without getting things scattered all over the place.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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Music > Artist > Albums > Ablum 1 > songs (mp3s)

any advice would be helpful im still switching over to make and would like to make my iPod, mac and music sync well without getting things scattered all over the place.
You can organize your music files yourself, or you can let iTunes manage them. I have mine organized by Genre/Artist/Album/Song.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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I let iTunes manage my music.
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I stopped caring how media files are managed when I switched to the Mac. Can't say that I've ever missed it.
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iTunes sorts the maiin library and let's you sort by genre, artist, album, song...etc.. Then I tell iTunes which genres and playlists to put on my iPhone and iPad.
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You can organize your music files yourself, or you can let iTunes manage them. I have mine organized by Genre/Artist/Album/Song.
I'm worried that itunes would screw it up, then i'll have to spend hours fixing it
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I'm worried that itunes would screw it up, then i'll have to spend hours fixing it
iTunes won't screw it up. It just may not organize using the same method you might use, but it keeps track of everything.
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Tell iTunes to import (which is copy...not move) the existing music files and see if you like it. If yes, you can remove the old file structure. If no, ignore iTunes and you still have your original file structure.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:16 AM   #9
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When i switched to mac i stopped caring about ordering my songs/albums in folders, i let iTunes manage it since i also got iTunes Match where all my songs are backed up in the cloud.
Man i love not having to worry about where i put a song/album, i just import it and delete the file because it is stored in iTunes.

I have the same feeling that you have for music that i got for my pictures (in iPhoto library). My pictures ate still nicely stored in folders as a backup
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:34 AM   #10
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I let iTunes do it for me.

I also use Spotify a lot and used to keep that list alphabetically by artist, but the collection is now so big that this is difficult. I have no idea why they can't introduce a sort by... feature. It's very annoying,
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