Author Topic: I Am So Lost Trying to Organize These Artists  (Read 251 times)

cyanidepineapple

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So long story short I ripped my entire soundcloud library to my pc and then moved it to musicbee. Now I already had a few artists on musicbee, organized into albums and haven't had any issues with duplicate artists or anything. However the pretty much all of my soundcloud is weird mashups and remixes that are just all over the place. Shown below.



As you can see to the left, all the random nonsense is very cluttering and I cannot get to my regular artists unless I scroll a billion down. I want to be able to hide or at least organize in a single folder all the soundcloud "artists" away from the normal ones. I'm sorry if I'm explaining this poorly I have been working on this for hours and my brain is rotting. Obviously feel free to ask any clarifying questions that I may have missed.

TL;DR: I want to organize a bunch of artists in a separate file or section while leaving the other artists the same to clean up the UI a little]
Last Edit: February 18, 2024, 04:04:29 AM by cyanidepineapple

frankz

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To do this, I think the best way is to populate the files by SoundCloud artists with some value in an unused (or custom) tag and then open a new Music tab with a filter that says <TagYouUsed> does not equal <ValueYouEntered> for your general library and one with <TagYouUsed> equals <ValueYouEntered>  for your SoundCloud library.

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...populate the files by SoundCloud artists with some value...
Just to tap-in frankz's solution:
For the above step, you will of course need to know which of these files belong to SoundCloud artists to begin with.
That's where you can make use of the <Date Added> field (sort or filter by it, etc.), since you mentioned that you recently added these files to MusicBee.
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cyanidepineapple

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I am a little confused on how to do this. Is there a YouTube video you can recommend that shows how to do this?

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It would be easier if we knew exactly what step in the process you found confusing.
Otherwise if it's everything, then it's best that you take a look at the MusicBee wiki first:
https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/Getting_Started

On there you will find detailed info on how to use:
- filters (necessary to separate your general music and the soundcloud portion)
- fields (usage of the <date added> or <album> tag, whichever will be helpful in distinguishing the soundcloud files)

Then once you know exactly what step uu need clarity on, we can jump in again.
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cyanidepineapple

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It would be easier if we knew exactly what step in the process you found confusing.
Otherwise if it's everything, then it's best that you take a look at the MusicBee wiki first:
https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/Getting_Started

On there you will find detailed info on how to use:
- filters (necessary to separate your general music and the soundcloud portion)
- fields (usage of the <date added> or <album> tag, whichever will be helpful in distinguishing the soundcloud files)

Then once you know exactly what step uu need clarity on, we can jump in again.

Ok thanks a lot to both of you. Imma try to figure it out hoping it goes well.