Alphabetic naming in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Dahl, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Dahl macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2002
    Alphabetic naming in iTunes, oh how I want it...

    I want David Bowie under B and my Tom Waits under W.
    I know I can fix it like this: Bowie, David.
    But that's not really pretty is it?

    Isn't it time for Apple to add an option for this?
    Under the info field, there could be a check box letting iTunes know that it should sort the artists songs by the last name, not the first.

    What you do guys think?
  2. c-Row macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    I think you completely missed the Sorting Field option. :p

    Simply right-click on one of your songs, select "Get Info", go to the "Sorting" tab and enter "Waits, Tom" in the "Sort Artist" input field. iTunes will still display the artist as "Tom Waits" but will file it under "W" rather than "T". Furthermore, you only have to do this for one song by a certain artist rather than all of them. Simply right-click on the song you just edited, select "Apply Sort Field" and choose whether you want to update the artist name only, any other field or all of them.

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