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    Default Contemplating sub-genres for my id3 tagging

    For the nearly 15+ years I have been managing my music on my computer I had always followed the simple rule of base core genres. Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B/Soul, Rock, Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, and Go-Go. I have a pretty extensive collection that I ripped on my own, and have always tried to follow this KISS pattern.

    With the thought of going back into DJing I started to realize that it would have been much easier if I had organized into sub-genres and then create smart playlists to incorporate all the genres into a master genre. But the thought of sifting through 30,000 or so songs is daunting, especially those albums that redefine an artist, or should be classified under multiple genres.

    How do you guys handle your music classification?

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    House
    House - Deep
    House - Tech
    House - Funky
    etc
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    I'm debating this too. I am thinking of retagging my stuff how beatport splits up genres so that my whole collection is consistent with my beatport purchases and I think they have a good balance of sub genres and not going overboard with subsubsubgenres.

    It is just kind of daunting to get started with and I need to find a good ID3 tag editor for mac. I wish I could have a program scan all my files and search the tracks on beatport and adjust titles and tags appropriately.

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    Yes, I know this has been covered before, I know what software can be used, I know the methods.

    However I was asking it from a practical standpoint. Asking from people who may have made the change, one way or another, and then did not like the end result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    II am thinking of retaging my stuff how beatport splits up genres.
    Unfortunately I completely disagree with Beatport a lot of the time. Nu Disco/Indie Dance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParisCreative View Post
    Asking from people who may have made the change, one way or another, and then did not like the end result.
    No, this is what you asked:
    Quote Originally Posted by ParisCreative View Post
    How do you guys handle your music classification?
    But you should still find those previous threads useful regardless
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    Quote Originally Posted by lethal_pizzle View Post
    Unfortunately I completely disagree with Beatport a lot of the time. Nu Disco/Indie Dance?
    Yeah that one's a little weird, seems like they throw a lot of stuff that doesn't quite fit into house music in there. Just curious, how would you split it up if you could reorganize beatport?

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    @OP: by using my method you can introduce your sub-genres over time. Doing a search on 'House' will bring up all sub-genres. And you'll still have the sub-genres next to each other alphabetically in iTunes and Traktor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    I wish I could have a program scan all my files and search the tracks on beatport and adjust titles and tags appropriately.
    Beatport has had an API for developers for a while.
    Trainspotter is one such program that utilises it - http://www.tspotter.net/
    I'm guessing there'd be others out there.

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