Using picard to rename files based upon existing tags... in absent of Musicbrainz entry


This is a silly question.

I have a classical CD which doesn’t have an entry in Musicbrainz database. However, it has sufficiently enough existing tags which I can renaming files without issue.

I made a mistake by trying to “save” without picard identified the music. now, entire folder is filled with 1.mp3 2.mp3 3(1).mp3 etc.

I have painstakingly defined my naming rules, I would like to use picard to run the naming script despite there are no match in the database.

Can even this be done? or I have to try to use beet or some other tools?



I would add this to musicbrainz using the tags as a starting point.

Install and enable the “Add Cluster As Release” plugin.
Add the files to picard
click cluster
right click on the cluster
plugins > add cluster as release.

This should open up musicbrainz add release page seeded with your tags.


If the tags are present you can do this by just saving inside Picard without matching to a release.