After reading my guide dedicated to sites to download free MP3 music, you have successfully downloaded some songs. Unfortunately, however, after starting the playback of the music files in question, you realized that the tag related to the songs being played are incorrect and you would like to correct some information, such as the song title, artist name, album title and track number. If that's the case but you don't have a clue how to correct the song information, let me tell you that you've come to the right place at the right time.
With today's guide, in fact, I will show you how to edit MP3 tags relying on some software that allows you to correct the information of the music files. You must know that you have numerous solutions to succeed in your intent: there are programs to automatically check the information of your MP3 files and, in case of errors, proceed with the mass correction of the wrong tags and others that allow not only to verify the information before and after the correction, but also to obtain the cover of the songs or albums in the music archive. Interesting, right?
So come on, let's not waste any more time and let's get to the heart of the matter immediately: make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Choose the program that you think is best among those I am about to list, carefully follow the instructions to use it at its best and I assure you that in your music library there will be no more songs with the wrong tags. Enjoy the reading!
MusicBrainz Picard (Windows/Mac)
Among the best programs for edit MP3 tags, there definitely is MusicBrainz Picard. It is a free software for Windows PC and Mac that allows you to correct the information of music tracks, both automatically, with the function Scan, which manually.
To download and install MusicBrainz Picard on your computer, connect to the program website and click the button Download Picard. Once the download is complete, you can proceed with the installation of the software: if you have a PC Windows, double-click the file picard-setup- [version] .exepigia sui pulsanti Next, I agree, again on Next and by clicking on the button install to start installing the program. Press the button Finish to close the window and complete the setup.
If you use a PoppyInstead, open the dmg package just downloaded and drag MusicBrainz Picard in the folder Applications macOS, then open it and double-click on the icon MusicBrainz Picard to start the program. If it doesn't start, right click on the MusicBrainz Picard icon and select the item apri from the menu that appears (operation required only at first start).
You are now ready to edit your MP3 tags with MusicBrainz Picard! After starting the program, click on the entry add folder and select the folder on your computer that contains the songs to be edited. Press the button Choose to import songs into MusicBrainz Picard, select the ones you are interested in and click the button Lookup (l'icona della Magic wand) in the top menu to update the tags.
If the correction procedure was successful, on the right side of MusicBrainz Picard you will see the songs with the correct tags: in the column Original value you can view the tags prior to editing while in the column New value the new tags are available (highlighted in green). If you like the changes, click the button Save located at the top to save changes and make corrections effective.
MP3TAG is a free program for Windows and Mac that allows you to manually edit and delete MP3 file tags. It also allows you to edit multiple files at the same time by adding album and song covers.
To download MP3TAG to your computer, connect to the software website and click on the entry mp3tagv288asetup.exe to download the program for Windows, otherwise scroll down the page and select the option Mp3tag for macOS, then click on the entry mp3tagv288a-macOS-Wine.zip to download the MP3TAG version for MacOS.
Now, proceed with the installation of the program: if you use a PC Windows, double-click the file mp3tagv- [version] -asetup.exe, pigia sul pulsating Run and click sui pulsnti forward e Accept, dopodiché pigia sul pulsnte forward three consecutive times and click the button Install to install MP3TAG.
If, on the other hand, you have a Poppy, double-click the file mp3tag- [version] -macOS-Wine.zip and drag the MP3TAG icon into the folder Applications of macOS. To start the program for the first time and avoid macOS restrictions for applications from non-certified developers, right-click on the MP3TAG and select the item apri give the menu to compare.
After starting the program, click the button Add folder (l'icona della folder and the "+" symbol) in the top menu, select the folder in which the music tracks to be edited are located and click on the button Folder selection.
Now, select the track or tracks of your interest visible on the right side of the program, enter the new data in the fields Title, Artist, Album, Year, Track, Gender, Comment, Album Artist, Disc Number etc. in the left sidebar and save the changes by clicking on the icon floppy located at the top left.
Among the programs to update the information of the music tracks to be considered there is also iTunes, Apple's software for organizing and playing multimedia files, available free for Windows PCs and macOS (where it is already pre-installed).
If you think iTunes is the best solution for your needs and use a PC Windows, you can download it from the Apple website by pressing the button Download 32-bit o Download 64-bit, depending on the version of the operating system installed on your computer.
Once the download is complete, double-click the file iTunesSetup.exe, pigia sul pulsating Run and click sui pulsnti forward e Install. Wait for the installation to finish and press the button end to close the window. If any of the steps are not clear to you, read my guide on how to download iTunes.
Now, start iTunes, select the item Music using the drop-down menu at the top left and import your music tracks by dragging them into the program window. Then select the item Recently added present in the sidebar on the left to view the latest songs added to the library, select the one you are interested in, right click on it and select the item Track information give the menu to compare.
In the new window that opens, edit the tags of your interest by entering the new information in the fields Track, Artist, Album, Group, Gender, Year, Track, Composer, Declarations etc. and click the button OK to save the changes. Also, you can add the song cover by selecting the tab Illustrationpigging your pulse Add illustration and upload it from your computer.
You must know that you can also edit the tags of several songs at the same time: select, therefore, the songs to edit, right-click on one of these, select the item Information e pulsing sul pulsating Edit items, then enter the new information in the various fields and click the button OK to associate the same tags to all the selected songs. To learn more about the functioning of the program, I leave you to my guide on how to use iTunes.
TuneUP Media (Windows / Mac)
TuneUP Media it is one of the best programs to edit MP3 tags, but it has the "flaw" of not being free. In fact, the software is available for Windows and macOS and costs $ 39,95 / year. However, you can test its functionality by downloading the free trial version which allows you to correct the information of 50 songs.
To download TuneUP Media on your computer, connect to the main page of the program and click on the button Free version download to automatically start the download of the installation files. Download completed, if you have a PC Windows, double-click the file TuneUpSetupNO.exepigia sui pulsanti forward e Accept and click the button again forward for two consecutive times. Then start the installation of the program by pressing the button Install, wait for it to complete and click the button end to finish the installation.
If, on the other hand, you have a Poppy, open the file TuneUp-Installer.dmg just downloaded, double click on the icon TuneUp Media e pulsing sul pulsating apriDopodiché by clicking on the button I Agree to start the software installation and, once completed, press the button Done to close the window.
To use TuneUp Media, registration is required: when you first start, enter your details in the fields Email address e Password, remove the check marks to not receive any notification and click the button Submit to create your account.
Once the registration is complete, you are ready to edit the MP3 tags. As you may have noticed, starting the program also starts Windows Media Player on Windows and iTunes on macOS, useful for importing the songs into TuneUp Media: then drag the songs you want to edit from the Windows Media Player or iTunes library into the TuneUp Media and wait for the automatic search for the information of the imported songs.
If the search is positive, the message appears Possible combinations: then presses the ▶ ︎ button to view the track or album identified and, if correct, click the ✓ button to update the MP3 tags automatically.
As mentioned above, in the free version you have 50 song corrections available. Once this limit is reached, if you want to continue using TuneUp Media, press the button Update present below and click on the item Go to the store to purchase the full version of the program.
Other Solutions to Edit MP3 Tags
In addition to the software mentioned in the previous paragraphs, you must know that they exist other solutions to edit MP3 tags. Here is a list of additional programs, online services and applications for smartphones and tablets to edit MP3 tags that might be right for you.
- Kid3 Tag Editor (Windows/Mac/Linux)- A free program to easily update MP3 song tags. It allows both manual editing and automatic updating of tags by connecting to your online database and that of other websites in the music industry.
- The Crab (Windows): a powerful free software that allows you to recover all the information of your MP3 files simply by selecting the folder where they reside. It has only one flaw: it's only available for 32-bit versions of Windows.
- TagMP3 (Online): is a free online service that allows you to upload music files from your computer and edit their information. The ideal solution for those who do not want to install any program, but not very practical for those who need to change the tags of a large number of MP3 files.
App to Edit MP3 Tags
Would you like to edit the tags of your MP3s directly from smartphones and tablets? It is not a very comfortable operation, better to act as a PC according to my humble parry. In any case, the solutions are not lacking: take a look at the ones I propose below and choose which ones to use.
- Star Music Tag Editor (Android): is an application that allows you to edit the tags of the songs in the music library of smartphones and tablets equipped with Android. In addition to changing the artist name and song title, it allows you to add text and insert album and song covers with the function Automatic search.
- Automatic Tag Editor (Android): The ideal application for those who want to tidy up their music library in seconds. It allows you to analyze the songs on your device and apply the information that best match, with the possibility of adding the cover. It's free.
- AutoTagger (Android): as you can guess from the name, this free application allows you to update the tags of both individual songs and multiple music files simultaneously and automatically. Besides MP3 files, it also supports MP4 and FLAC formats.
- Cloud Music Player for Clouds (iOS): is a free application for iPhone and iPad that allows you to play both the music on your device and that available on cloud storage services, such as iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox. Among its features there is also a functional tag editor that allows you to edit the information of the music tracks.