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Assign multiple genres to one song in iTunes
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Apr 10, '03 11:24:30AM

Unfortunately it doesn't work as well as it should. I've been assigning multiple genres like this for some time only I just used spaces with no commas. I though for a minute that the commas might be the holy grail and finally allow the addition of multiple genres but this is not the case. All it gives you is lots of new genres...
Alternative, Rock
Alternative, Pop
Alternative, Rock, Guitar
Alternative, Rock, Melodic
etc etc.

Now when you throw an iPod into the mix and try to browse by genre you just get a zillion genre lists when what you really want is just a genre containing all songs with Rock WITHIN the genre not just those that have been given the sole genre of Rock. This is of course where smart playlists come in handy so you can have your list of alternative, your list of rock and your list of mongolian throat singing and some songs will cross the boundaries of all three. (proabably Captain Beefheart in that case). It would be nice if the genre listing was smart enough to accept delimited genres but it isn't.
Oh one more thing I accidentally found out last night. I have no idea if this is documented or not (who the hell reads the manual anyway) but if you have an iPod, hoding down the menu button for a few seconds turns the backlight on temporarily so you don't have to go hunting through the settings menu in the dark.

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Assign multiple genres to one song in iTunes
Authored by: Chris Haynes on Apr 10, '03 06:54:09PM

Yes, that backlight function is documented :) Very handy too :)


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