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Assign multiple genres to one song in iTunes
Authored by: notmatt on Apr 10, '03 12:50:23PM

The previous poster is right, all you're doing is creating a whole bunch of genres, which is fine if you're going to make a bunch of smart playlists.

Though, if you're going to make a whole bunch of smart playlists *anyway*, you should probably just use the comments field for the extra information. It's just as easy to do "comment contains" as it "genre contains". This has the advantage of preserving the usefulness of the 'browse by genre' function in the library and (presumably) the iPod.

And why stop at genres? I've recorded all sorts of metadata about my music, whether it's a live track, where it was recorded, primary instruments, instrumental/choral/operatic, etc.

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Assign multiple genres to one song in iTunes
Authored by: karfus on Nov 04, '05 10:53:17PM

The solution is simple: use Windows Media Player instead of iTunes. It lets you assign multiple genres, separated by a simple semicolon. You can also do the same with artists (multiple artists on one track) or even Album Artists, a concept entirely missing from iTunes/iPod (and the reason it handles compilations so poorly).

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