For at least the hundredth time I was listening to “Stuck in the Middle with You”, which my iTunes insisted is by Bob Dylan (it’s not). My iTunes library was a mess of mislabeled or unlabeled songs collected over the last ten years. Just because I know “Track 5″ by AAAAAAAA in my iTunes is Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” doesn’t mean my song library didn’t have a serious problem. I also had a huge issue with duplicate songs from ripping various discs over the years, but never knew the full extent of it. I had sporadically tried using various ID3 Tag editors, but found them to be too labor intensive.
I recently tried Tuneup Media Companion since my collection was annoying me again. My only regret was that I hadn’t tried this sooner. With just a few clicks, it ran through my collection and quickly labeled even the most obscure and random songs of my collection. Tuneup Media Companion is an integrated plug-in for iTunes and Windows Media Player, so I also appreciate being able to submit and see the changes in real time rather than hopping from program to program. The interface is amazingly clean and beyond simple to use. As an added bonus to me, Tuneup Media Companion pulls artist specific info from Wikipedia as you listen to your music which is something I tend to do anyway.
I really can’t say enough nice things about this program. It’s easy to use, it’s unobtrusive, and works incredibly well. With minimal input from me, it:
- Fixed all of my wrongly labeled songs
- Found all my missing cover art for my albums
- Delivers tons of artist content to read
- Keeps me up to date on concerts I might like based on my song library
- Seamlessly ties in social networking so I can share with my friends
If you have a song library culled from a stay at college and used CD bins like I do, then you owe it to yourself to at least check out Tuneup Media Companion. Now my iTunes and I agree that “Stuck in the Middle with You” is by Stealers Wheel (it is).