Lord, I wish there were an automatic way.
I try to tag them when I'm listening, especially when at work.
My references are (mostly) RYM and Wikipedia.
I honestly suspected as much. I'm using RYM for manual genre tagging already, though only album based, and it's a great resource. Really hoping to get some of the descriptors and credits from there with the use of a future plugin. Luckily, we're getting the Sonemic API very soon. It's definitely going to happen this year. I think someone made a promise regarding that...
You can automate it in various ways, but i won't be accurate, and sometimes it will be plain wrong.
If you are a little demanding when it's about genre tagging and want reliable and consistent genre tags, listening + manual tagging is the only way.
I'm pretty sure AI technology already exists to help reliably for this but, as far as i know, it's not available as a non-business tool.
I made a topic some times ago about that.
Yeah, I know you're right about manual being the only way currently. And no tags at all are generally better than wrong tags as it's easier to fix once a proper tool does becomes available.
Your thread was an interesting read so thank you for that. I've actually been thinking about that topic more and more lately myself, what's going to be possible when technology like that is applied to musical tagging. Hopefully that future solves some issues and isn't too far away.
Could it be they are from the set that forum member T010 created?
That was an impressive effort and accomplishment that never received the attention and praise it probably deserved.
It looks like it, thanks! They didn't work very well with my theme in their original state though as the background is almost completely black, but I should be able to edit the ones I need to make them more visible.