Previous 1 2 Next 16 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2008 8:22 AM by Harold Geiger
Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
Somehow iTunes has managed to add explicit tags to songs that are definitely NOT in that category. Is there any way to correct this error? It seems to be random, on a about a dozen songs.

iMac 24" Intel, 2GB RAM, 320GB; 3 ext drives: LaCie, WD, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iLIfe 08, iMovie 6.0.4
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,820 points)
    Are they listed as explicit on the iTunes Store, or just when they've been downloaded to your computer?
  • Sioldana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Are they songs you bought from iTunes or from a CD you uploaded yourself?, if it's from a CD you uploaded then iTunes contacts the CDDB which is the Compact Disc Data Base, the problem with CDDB is that it relies on internet users to properly tag a CD and then upload it to the database, of course someone could have improperly tagged your 'christian' music with something they thought would be shocking to those who listen to said music, very funny guys, so the CDDB will then input the rubbish the initial jesters uploaded to the CDDB to your iTunes when you insert the CD, if however you bought it from iTunes store, then someone working there has an equally juvenile sense of humour, and you should make a complaint, regardless it's no problem changing the tags just highlight the song and go to edit->get info, a pop up window will appear where you can rewrite the tags
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    Most are purchased. I have sent a complaint to iTunes. The explicit warnings were NOT on the songs when I first purchased them; they somehow got on the songs recently.
    I did 'Get Info' on a Lettermen song from the early 60s. There is no place that you can delete an explicit label. There is a picture of the album and the parental warning re: explicit lyrics is right there, even though the song has nothing in it to warrant such a label.
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,820 points)
    This is a long shot, but try this with one of the incorrectly-marked tracks and see what happens: remove the track to the Trash via the iTunes interface (highlight the track, press the Delete key, and accept the offer to move the file to the Trash), drag the track from the Trash to the desktop, then add the track back into iTunes (either through the Add to Library menu or by dragging it into the iTunes window). Does that clear the Explicit tag, or is it still showing?
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    Sounded like a good idea, but it did not work. I received the generic, 'we got your message,' email from iTunes. Awaiting a real response.
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    iTunes' response was basically that the label is determined by those who put out the music, not iTunes, so iTunes cannot do anything about it. Guess I am stuck !
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,820 points)
    That would be true if the track was marked as "explicit" in the iTunes Store, but unless I've misunderstood, you said that the tracks are not marked that way in the Store, yes? If the track is not marked as "explicit" when you look at it on the Store, then something's going amiss on your system.

    Can you list a track or two that have this problem so we can take a look at them on the Store and see what we see?
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (42,295 points)
    Beverly Maneatis wrote:
    Most are purchased. I have sent a complaint to iTunes. The explicit warnings were NOT on the songs when I first purchased them; they somehow got on the songs recently.


    It's possible to turn off "Show explict tags" in iTunes. Is it possible that you had it turned off and now it's on and that's why you didnt' see them before? That might provide part of the explanation.

    There have been reports of instrumental music being labled "explicit". I suspect it's all just sloppiness. I just keep the whole thing turned off as I am the only one who uses my library.
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,820 points)
    It's possible to turn off "Show explict tags" in iTunes.

    Hi, Meg,

    I could just be blind and so missing it, but I can't find that option. Can you let me know where that's located?

    Thanks.
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (42,295 points)
    I could be confused.... I'll check when I get home. Old version, perhaps.
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (42,295 points)
    Okay, I'm not completely mad.... Preferences>General>Show content ratings in library. I had the wording wrong. Sorry for the confusion.
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,820 points)
    Okay, I'm not completely mad....

    Didn't think you were, at least not on that basis.

    Preferences>General>Show content ratings in library

    Thanks. I wasn't aware that showed or hid the "explicit/clean" tags.

    Cheers.
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    Thanks, Dave,
    I looked at the 'get info' for one of the songs, and the parental warning for explicit lyrics is shown there with a photo of the album cover. It is for 'Graduation Day' by the Four Freshmen. I really doubt anything on their album has explicit lyrics.

    Another one is Andrew Parrot's 'Il est ne, le devin enfant' which is a Christmas Carol.


    And, 'Molly Dee,' 'The River is Wide' and 'Whistling Gypsy' by the Kingston Trio.



    I also did what Meg suggested and turned off the labeling in Preferences....something I had not realized that could be done. When I put it back on again, some of the previously mislabeled songs corrected. Isn't that strange?
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    Thanks. I had not known before that it was a Preferences thing!

    Interestingly, as reported to Dave, I turned the labeling off and then on again, and some of the wrongly labeled songs did correct.
Previous 1 2 Next