Have you ever downloaded a song or album and when you put onto your mp3 player or burning program you get annoying things like: “Unknown Artist – Track 1” and/or the wrong album art showing up (it there is any album art at all? That’s the thing that you absolutely hate to see as a music listener. Well, the easy way to fix it is to use a MP3 tagging program such as MP3 Tag or Tag And Rename. Programs like those are essential tools every artist should use because nothing is as unprofessional as bad tags on you MP3 files, especially when you are trying to send them to DJs and A&Rs. Because I get so much music sent digitally, I just load it onto my Blackberry and play it in my car using that. But, when I load a non-tagged or poorly tagged file onto it, it takes forever to find the songs. Properly tagged files also are a plus because most CD players nowadays scroll the artist/song/album title on the display and it looks very impressive when I’m handed a CD from a artist and I don’t have to constantly check the CD or album cover just to know what the name of the song is and who the featured artist is.
I’ve provided a link to some of the most popular tagging programs out, which are free and easy to use.
Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of common audio formats where it supports ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags.
It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.
Mp3tag supports online database lookups from, e.g., Amazon, discogs, or freedb, allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and cover art for your music library.
DOWNLOAD LINK: MP3 Tag
Tag&Rename is a music organizer that handles all popular digital audio formats. Tag&Rename has full native support for: mp3 (ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags), Windows Media WMA, ASF and WMV files, OGG Vorbis and Flac (vorbis comments), Apple iTunes AAC m4a/mp4/m4p/m4b/m4v files, MusePack mpc (APEv1, APEv2 and ID3v1 tags), most popular lossless codecs including monkey’s audio, wav pack, optim frog, flac, tta, wav and aiff. Tag&Rename supports many additional tag fields including lyrics, cover art, rating, mood, disc #, classical music fields (Composer, Conductor), file related URLs. With Tag&Rename, you can automatically fix and complete file tags using online freedb database, load titles and cover art, get tags data from file names and its folders structures, rename your music files and folders according to its tag information in a batch. Tag&Rename include full Unicode support.
DOWNLOAD LINK: Tag&Rename