Get Your Music Metadata Right With These 10 Editors

Metadata-editorBy Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0.

The other day I wrote a post on why creating the proper metadata for a song or album is so important. A number of readers wrote in asking for suggestions for some metadata editors, since many DAWs don't provide extensive access to many of the metatags that are needed. Here's a list of 10.

iTunes – There's a nice metadata editor right within the app.

Metadatics – This is Mac only and costs $9, but it also covers a wide range of file formats.

Tag – A fairly simple Mac only metadata editor that's free.

Tuneup – This is a Windows and Mac editor that has both a free and premium version.

ID3 Editor – A simple Mac editor that provides most of the metatag needed. Free.

Musictag Editor for Mac – free to try up to 10 times, then $5.99.

Musicbrains Picard – This is a pretty geeky editor that cross platform, but it's very extensive if you get down inside it. And it's free.

UDTE-ID3 – Another PC only editor that supports a wide range of file formats.

MediaMonkey – An iOS tag editor that supports multiple file formats.

WaveAgent – A very cool Wave file editor for both PC and Mac.

If none of these 10 seems to fit your needs, there are plenty of other audio metadata editors available. Just do a Google search and find the one that suits you best.


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