Hello Music Lovers, I’m new here.
I have been the creator and programming director of TM Century’s HitDisc E (Europe) Service for more than 12 years, supplying European Hit Music to TMC Dallas from my home, Munich, Germany. TM Century’s HitDiscs and GoldDisc where the music source for over 4000 radiostations worldwide from 1986-2003. As a true treasure, it reflects all the music major radio stations played back then, even American Top 40 used it. These compilations are regular CDs from plants like Sony or Discovery Disc, later (eg 2001) on CD-R.
I collected all the A and E (and some B) discs over the years (from 740-460) and now ripped all these discs as AIFF files to itunes to preserve original quality. Those 1400 CDs took me hundreds of hours to perfectly organize and name all tracks. I know, that there are many radio people out there, that would like to have those infos.
I used a Mac 10.11.6 with MusicBrainz Picard 2.1.3 to help me find a lot of tracks (some 60-70%) as almost none of these CDs infos are available at MBz or Gracenote, where itunes looks for it. Without Picard, I probably would have never done this anyway.
I’m very,very thankful for this help, and I would now like to share my work. BUT HOW?
I don’t want to rewrite those infos, as it is 25,000+ tracks. Is there a way to just grab a CDs folder or its tracklist with all the info to any Mac software and just upload it? I still have the original CDs here to create a ID/Time list.
What I’m thinking of is like:
Putting in a CD, a window opens, grab the folder from itunes (or the tracklist) to match, and load it up to MusicBrainz. It will be a lot work anyway for 1400 CDs
itunes does not let me load a list of tracks to a CD in the Mac to be matched. I did not find this feature on MusicBrainz either. Or am I stupid? Thank You very much in advance for your help and a step by step lesson.
Oh, please no discussions, why I use a Mac or itunes or whatever. It is what is.
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