Author Topic: Easiest way for Genre / Genre Category / Subgenre Tagging  (Read 1533 times)

Nixander

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 102
Hello Everyone and sorry for my bad English,

i would like to know what is the easiest way to tag genre / subgenre and category. Is it possible to automate this process? so that I enter subgenre, and genre and genre category are entered automatically?
Or is it possible to tag songs genre via discogs? I have around 3000 songs which need tagging. And I would like them to have at least genre and genre category.
What would be the best workflow?

Thank you very much!
Last Edit: April 07, 2021, 09:58:27 PM by Nixander

hiccup

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 7869
You are using the words genre/subgenre/category and 'easiest' in one sentence.
If the answer would be anything, it most certainly wouldn't be 'easy'.
Have you done some (re)search on the matter, and have you looked at how others are (trying to) manage this very complex topic?
Last Edit: April 07, 2021, 10:02:50 PM by hiccup

Nixander

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 102
hey hiccup, thank you for your answer. I know that its not easy... just searching for anything that could enhance the workflow.
Sorry "discord" means discogs. Changed it.

Yes, I looked into the option of using Tag Hierarchy (which doesnt tag files as far as I understand and which doenst write into genre/category tags I think). And I prefer my tags to be stored in the file.
Also, I tried using discogs which works on albums, but not so well on individual songs.
I dont need help figuring out which genres should relate to wich category etc.

I am just wondering what would be the best workflow and how others are doing it.  I would LOVE the tag hierarchy feature with the option to write the corresponding tags. So I would just enter "dub techno" into subgenres custom tag and it would write "techno" to genres tag and electronic music genre category....




hiccup

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 7869
So I would just enter "dub techno" into subgenres custom tag and it would write "techno" to genres tag and electronic music genre category....
Check out this thread, and especially post #2:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=32471.0

But it's not doing exactly what you are asking for, and it's not easy, and I am not even sure if anybody but me is using this or is doing it this way.

Welcome to hell ;-)
Last Edit: April 07, 2021, 10:17:06 PM by hiccup