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Assign multiple genres to one song in iTunes
Authored by: dkelter on Aug 22, '03 12:53:55PM

Oh the Humanity.... This needs to be fixed, please Apple, you can add info to ID3 tags, just do it for us. Instead of the current single choice in genre we need to be able to elect an unlimited (within reason, say no more than some constraint in the 100s) number of Genre Attributes... think of the "+ - " in Smart Playlist. A Song could be classified and Pop, Rock, and Alternative.
The browsing function would need to be changed slightly to reflect your now unlimited number of options and combination for browsing Genres... i.e. Smart Browsing. Otherwise Smart Playlist currently does allow for this kind of sorting. It's in the subtle difference of "Genre is" vs. "Genre Contains".
This method allows as well for backward compatibilty... i.e. people can continue to list with only one Genre (attribute)
I disagree with the Genre / Subgenre method because it creates two different values... and potentially alot more headaches.
I would personally like to add attributes that describe the inevitalbe crossover sound of my library, but also attributes like "Live, Acoustic, Cover, Instrumental, Karaoke"
Again, it's not as if we can't do this now via some of the earlier described tricks... it's the convenience, speed, efficency, and practicality that we desire, right? Sounds like Apple Hallmarks to me!



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