With all the functions Apple has stuffed into iTunes for macOS, it is a Swiss Army knife of an app (or maybe more like a 20 pounds of potatoes in a 5-pound bag). But despite all of its the non-audio components, iTunes allows you to with music files. Notably, you could accurate or alter metadata—records about the documents—in bulk.
But pay attention! These adjustments are made to the documents, now not just inside iTunes, and there’s no caution, and there’s no undo.
My strong hints before you are making bulk metadata changes in iTunes:
If you have got iCloud Music Library enabled (thru iTunes Match or Apple Music), make sure all of the documents you want to regulate had been downloaded for your Mac and aren’t saved in the cloud. (See this September 2018 column on the way to make sure your song is regionally downloaded.)
Make a complete backup of your iTunes Media folder. You can make sure you’re backing up the proper folder by way of searching in iTunes > Preferences > Advanced, in which the iTunes Media Folder Location is listed.
Now you may continue with an option to revert in a pinch.
Select multiple gadgets on iTunes.
Choose Edit > Get Info.
For any area in Details wherein there are multiple entries, you’ll see either the word “Mixed” (for text) or a dash (“-”) for a variety of. You can modify any of these entries, and they may be implemented to every track you chose.
Click OK. There’s no going back: iTunes immediately updates the metadata within the chosen files.
This Mac 911 article is in reaction to a question submitted by Macworld reader Colin.
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