Hey guys! I just started using this program yesterday and I’m hoping to get some guidance. I’m a mobile DJ and a decent chunk of my library that I utilize often is this large collection of Billboard Top Hits I received a download code for at a promo event a few years ago. It’s the top hits from every decade since 1947, so it’s a few thousand songs. The problem is the artist and song title are both listed as the song title for every single song. For example, “In My Head” by Jason Derulo is “Jason Derulo - In My Head” by Billboard Top Artists and the genre is Billboard Top Hits. This makes it hard for me to keep things organized with my other stuff.
I got MB Picard hoping to just scan it all in chunks and have it updated automatically. I made a copy of just one of the album folders to test it and scanned it through, but things didn’t go as planned. Initially, everything showed up as stuff from other promo albums/collections (most of them said “promo” in the title). I adjusted the sliders in the preferred results section to only favor albums, EPs, and Singles. I ran “In My Head” through as a test and it gave me results from an 80s album of some group I’ve never heard of.
I did the lookup option, which didn’t seem to do anything. I did the Lookup in browser option, which produced thousands of results. I manually searched for the song by the artist and it came up with the results. I tagged the info and it updated the track. I’m thinking there must be something I’m missing here because with as much praise as this program gets, I’d think it should be able to do this via scan if I get whatever settings right. These are all the most popular songs from each year, so they should be easily recognizable and I’ve seen the data is there in the database. I mostly just care about separating the song and artist name into their appropriate sections and entering the correct genre, so I don’t want to spend all this time searching for each of these songs individually, as it’d be faster for me to manually change it with a tag editing program.