Is there a way to edit info such as record label, etc, in iTunes metadata?

iParis

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The title speaks for itself. I've noticed if I have an album from iTunes (whether I actually got it there or another source) and then I rip the actual CD and choose to replace the existing files, it keeps the metadata of the record label. I guess that info wasn't necessary, it just made me interested in putting it on what I could because I think it looks good on iOS devices. And I just noticed my iPhone showing label info for an album, but I just went through each song in iTunes and it's not there, weird. Anyway, I'm sure you guys get what I mean now. I think I'll post a picture in a moment just as an example. I know it's doable because people that leak music or upload it for actions that shall not be named, are able to embed custom info into where the record label would go, or they're cool and add the actual label if it wasn't from an iTunes purchase.

Anyway, any input is much appreciated, thank you!
 

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hallux

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What if you right-click the album/items in iTunes and select "Get Info" then click the "Info" tab? Can you edit the info you want in there?
 

iParis

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I've tried googling for software or a method, but couldn't find anything, though perhaps I didn't word it properly.

What if you right-click the album/items in iTunes and select "Get Info" then click the "Info" tab? Can you edit the info you want in there?
Nope. I definitely would have known already since "Get Info" is my best friend due to me being compulsive about making sure my library is labeled properly.
 

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iParis

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Agh, I've managed to find a couple applications to help with this, but either nothing is sticking or I'm not doing it right. >.<

EDIT: Okay, so far I've managed to figure out how to edit ones already with encoding and copyright info, but that's about it. bleh
 
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Kubaton

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Agh, I've managed to find a couple applications to help with this, but either nothing is sticking or I'm not doing it right. >.<

EDIT: Okay, so far I've managed to figure out how to edit ones already with encoding and copyright info, but that's about it. bleh
You need to use an app that will let you add custom tags to mp3/m4a files. I use MP3Tag, which is Windows only, under CrossOver. If you can find a good tag editor for Mac, as long as it lets you add your own tags it will work. I haven't found any Mac app that even comes close to being as good as MP3Tag.

Check this link for a list of custom tags that you can use:

http://help.mp3tag.de/main_tags.html
 

Partron22

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Kid3 - ID3 Tagger will let you add a Copyright tag to music files. (Get the ℗ character thru Character Viewer->Letterlike Symbols.)
The Copyright will then show up in a Finder Get-info window, but sadly, not in the iTunes Summary window. I suspect there's some other tag that needs adding to make that work. If so, you can find it by looking at a copyrighted song's tags with Kid3. It'll take some digging to get it right.
Then again, the tag I added might show up on iDevices as is. Test that.