How Do You Organize Your Music?
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    Hey Fellow DJ's

    I hope this post finds you well. I need some feedback. The more I grow my music collection, the more I am realizing I need to keep it better organized. Right now, it is all in a folder titled "Music Database 2". I am kind of lost as to how to organize it further. Should I make sub-folders for different genere's, and organize it that way, as opposed to just having all of my songs in one folder? How do you organize your music?

    I use a Traktor S4, FYI.

    Thank you in advance!

    DJ Ash Lee

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    You could start organizing your music in playlists either in itunes or traktor or whatever you use. Or you start sorting your music on you system. Either in genres,date,etc. This is up to you. All i can say is, that you should find some way to sort your music before your collection is to big. How you sort your music is what fits you the best.

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    For file organization, every tune is organzied in folders in the following manner
    Date Purchased/Added > Genre

    In DJ Software
    Genre Folder > Year Added Folder > Sub Genre Playlist
    with the comment and genre tags being used to describe the emotion (two sub genres) of each tune.
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    Smart Playlists in iTunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    Smart Playlists in iTunes.
    I find smart playlists so unreliable.
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    They can’t be unreliable. That’s the whole point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    They can’t be unreliable. That’s the whole point.
    You'd think.
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    They’re dumb. They’ll only do what you tell ‘em to do. They’ll only fuck up if your tags have got typos or inconsistencies in ‘em.
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    I use itunes for all my non-edm music (I am a mobile DJ) with beatunes. I reviewed that here.

    For my EDM stuff I have separated by mix. I have a folder of tracks that have not found a home in a mix folder and use that to pull from. I move the files from that folder into a mix folder so I can make sure I do not use it again. I have 3 podcasts and do an occasional mix so that makes the most sense to me.

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    I also use iTunes

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