View Full Version : How do you organize your music?

03-11-2007, 07:14 PM
Just like the title says, i'm looking for an efficient way to organize my iTunes and can't figure out a way to do it. Basically i have one huge playlist that makes it hell to look for one song specifically that i want to listen to. How do you guys make it so its easier to look for specific songs?

03-11-2007, 07:17 PM
Type in the song in the search field. I organize by artist then by album.

03-11-2007, 08:10 PM
there should be a button that has an "eyeball" on it. this drops down the artists/albums/genre columns. thats what i use. makes finding songs easier just by using the artist. thats what i do

03-11-2007, 08:11 PM
genere, artist, album, song

03-11-2007, 08:23 PM
haha sorry, i meant more through playlists on your iPod, not necessarily iTunes. Like i only have one huge playlist on my iPod that makes it hard to find individual songs, and i feel like if i had a better way to make playlists that it would make it more organized on my iPod.

03-11-2007, 08:33 PM
I have a Max Effort Playlist, a Classical Playlist, and a Dynamic Effort Playlist.

03-11-2007, 10:09 PM
I tend to organize my list like this:


But really, it's up to you. There's so many ways to organize your lists. Do you listen to a lot of different genres? You could make, for example, a classical list, a techno list, an acoustic list... that's usually what I do.

You could also have a "Morning List" (I like classical or symphony music in the morning), "Workout List", "Night time List" (I love me some techno at night), "Bed Time List" (usually softer acoustic music). Just whatever really.

Jorge Sanchez
03-11-2007, 10:13 PM
You can search by song, artist, album and genre on your iPod. You can also make smart playlists.

03-12-2007, 12:13 AM
I've got a workout playlist that's on shuffle.

03-12-2007, 07:31 AM
i have a bunch of playlists. KILLER which is my workout music, GGGG which is rap and hip hop, ZEEN which is electronica rock.. etc. Just make differnt playlists for your differnt types.

The Guy
03-12-2007, 07:51 AM
Genre - Album - Artist - Song

Paul Stagg
03-12-2007, 07:51 AM
I put my albums in alphabetical order by artist on a shelf.

03-12-2007, 07:08 PM
I put my albums in alphabetical order by artist on a shelf.

What a dinosaur.

03-12-2007, 07:10 PM
I create separate folders on my computer for each artist. Within each folder I have subfolders for each album. I have a separate folder with all of my playlists. The search feature in WMP makes it possible to be much less organized, however.