Month: March 2013

better iTunes categorizations, tip #1

Hadn’t thought too much about it but wondered: what exactly IS the “Group” field for in iTunes?? Pause

I’ve always used Group to simply designate vocal or instrumental although here I found two imaginative suggestions—ISO country codes and keyword tagging—albeit not the most practical for my own library.

So, FWIW: classical heads

Use the Song field to both tag the composer (because that field does not appear on iPhone/Pod/Touch devices) as well as movements and such.

e.g. Beethoven: Trio in B flat, Op. 97: “Archduke” 2nd mvt. Scherzo, allegro

e.g. Bach: “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” 10th movement of the cantata Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life, BWV 147

e.g. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15: b.Adagio

to be continued…


for sale: 2.5 million records for only $3 million

PauseBilled as the world’s largest record collection and purportedly worth $50 million.

“…approximately 1.5 million singles and a million full albums….70% dated between the years of 1948 and 1966. Over 80% of the collection is not available to the listening general public.”

Seems to me that the Archive of Contemporary Music could advise if not actually acquire some of it…but where to keep it all? has the story