3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2010 1:48 PM by Rod Hagen
JakeMMMQQQZZZ Level 1 Level 1
Is there any way I can change the artist and/or album info on mp3 music files?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Rod Hagen Level 7 Level 7
    Welcome to the forums, Jack's Mac.

    To do this, in iTunes simply highlight the track or album concerned, select "Get Info" from the "File" menu (or hit "command i"), and then click on the "Info" tab.

    (You can also simply edit the text in the iTunes music lists themselves, but if you have much to change it is quicker to use iTunes "Get Info")

    You can select a set of similar tracks and change things for the whole group using the same approach in iTunes with "get Info" , if you like, too.


  • JakeMMMQQQZZZ Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks. but how do i do this outside iTunes - in Finder. I am using Sonos...
  • Rod Hagen Level 7 Level 7
    Ah! It helps to provide such info in the original question, Jack's Mac. Saves everyone a bit of time and gets you your answer a little quicker!

    Generally the more relevant information you can provide in a question, especially if you want to do something without using the normal approach, the better.

    I'm not aware of any way of actually changing mp3 tag info directly in the Finder , but there are various utilities available that will allow you to do so without using iTunes. see http://mactags.blogspot.com/ for a useful listing.

    Most audio editing software capable of dealing with mp3's (Audacity, Sound Studio, etc) will allow you to do this too, but will be clumsier to use than a specific tag editor.

    Another useful little "add on" is a small app called "MP3-Info" that integrates with some other "tag renaming" and organising software ( "ID3x", "The Tagger" and "Media Rage" ) or with the author's own "CDFinder" software, and provides a floating window over the finder for direct access.