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I posted a wishlist describing my genre woes. In ther meantime I thought people with more experience might have some strategies for setting up my genres/group.

I would like to have about 25 main genres and any number of groups. I used Kodi and having nice recognizable posters for each genre and a manageable number of them is the goal. Tagging these seems to be an issue, having to do it manually as editing multiple genres is not easy. Single genres is easy as I could do global replacements.

Wishlist Post:

I made the mistake of allowing Discogs to go genre nuts on my collection.
Now I have as many genres as I have songs!

I gave me the idea of a genre normalizing function. Essentially an auto correct and downsizing of genres. . It would scan through all your genres and search and replace based on both standardized naming convention and broader genre category.

You would set the granularity of genre you desired reflected in the total number of genres (e.g. 5 10 25, 50, or 100 genres). The more specific genres would be changed to their broader category. So if you selected 5 or 10, all your rock-blues, album rock, hard rock would all be changed to "rock" As newer genres come into usage, the "translation" file can be edited to include them. Even a user defines list is possible.

I used to not care about genre at all, but the larger my collection gets, the more I have come to rely on genres.

Seems to me this could be a pretty awesome "pro" feature. I have found nothing out there specially geared to managing genres.

Another thought is to alphabetize multiple genres or use a predefined preferential sorting list so each genre of a multiple genres list will always appear in the same order :

Rock / Pop / Blues-Rock
Pop / Rock / Bluesrock
Blues/Rock/ / Pop/ Rock

would all be changed to the same:
Rock / Pop/ Blues-Rock
to make column sorting and editing easier
I made the mistake of allowing Discogs to go genre nuts on my collection.
Now I have as many genres as I have songs!

I gave me the idea of a genre normalizing function. Essentially an auto correct and downsizing of genres. . It would scan through all your genres and search and replace based on both standardized naming convention and broader genre category.

You would set the granularity of genre you desired reflected in the total number of genres (e.g. 5 10 25, 50, or 100 genres). The more specific genres would be changed to their broader category. So if you selected 5 or 10, all your rock-blues, album rock, hard rock would all be changed to "rock" As newer genres come into usage, the "translation" file can be edited to include them. Even a user defines list is possible.

I used to not care about genre at all, but the larger my collection gets, the more I have come to rely on genres.

Seems to me this could be a pretty awesome "pro" feature. I have found nothing out there specially geared to managing genres.

Another thought is to alphabetize multiple genres or use a predefined preferential sorting list so each genre of a multiple genres list will always appear in the same order :

Rock / Pop / Blues-Rock
Pop / Rock / Bluesrock
Blues/Rock/ / Pop/ Rock

would all be changed to the same:
Rock / Pop/ Blues-Rock
to make column sorting and editing easier




paultaylor wrote:
Sounds like a previous tool has been putting the sort artist in the artist field

Just add all fields except Artists, Album Artist to Preferences:MusicBrainz:AutoFormat:Never Modify these Fields and Preferences:Remote Correct:Discogs:Never Modify these Fields then run Autocorrect. 


From what I can tell the actual info in Music brains mixes up the track artist and the sort artist. I'm really new at this program and I don't really see how the above instructions will fix my problem.

For that matter I don't even know what "remote correct" does.

So obviously I need to go back and RTFM.

But the one thing I found in the my searches was from several years ago a feature request that searches for ",the" at the end of the artist field the and to the front. I take it a feature like that has never been implemented? Actually this guy may have been trying to do it backwards.

http://www.jthink.net/jaikozforum/user/recoverPassword/9daf02d1e2d94fb229525ed6620b7417.page


There prob is an answer to this already but my question is very difficult to search.

I have a ton of tags where the "THE" is at the end of the band name.
e.g Beatles, The rather than "The Beatles" in the Song Artist Field. Seems to happen in compilations.

This is prob from back when proggys we not smart enough to ignore the THE is alphabetizing.

Anyway it annoys me.

Anyway to just fix this without changing anything else in the tag?
 
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