How To Edit Tags For Your Music – MP3 Music Tagging

If you’re a music lover, doubtless you have gigabytes of songs. Keeping all of it organized might be a chore, but nothing looks better than a whole collection of music with proper titles, album names, cover art and the like. Very often, after a certain amount of cutting and copying, you will find that you’re not able to change a file’s wrong information, or sometimes the information is completely lost. This doesn’t happen because the file is corrupted per se, it only happens because the file tag is corrupted. Fortunately, there’s a very easy fix to this problem. This will let you retag your music and organize it better and save you the trouble of getting it again. Here’s what you need to do!

How to Retag your MP3 Music

Step 1 – To begin with, you need to download MP3Tag from here.

Step 2 – Install it to your directory of choice and open it.

Step 3 – Go to File>Add Directory and point it to where all your music is stored. You can also add multiple directories if your music isn’t all in one place.

Step 4 – Let MP3Tag scan for all tags, it might take a while if you’ve got a large library, you should see something like the picture below:

MP3 Music Tagging Screen 1

Step 5– Click the “Tag” criteria to sort the files according to tag. If you see something like “ID3v1 (ID3v1 !BAD ID3v2)”, it means that the file tag is corrupted.

Step 6 – Right click the file(s) and click “Remove Tag” to get rid of the corrupted tags.

Step 7 – Now, you can open your music player like iTunes and add the information yourself if you’re really particular, or use Magic MP3 Tagger or MusicBrainz Picard to find tags for your music automatically.

So that was the process to remove bad tags from your MP3 music so that you can add the information again either manually or automatically. Let us know if you have any queries, happy tagging!


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