My collection of music in iTunes dates back to almost the last century (yes, iTunes is that old already) and numbers well over 10,000 songs.
The sources of that music library comes from ripped CDs, iTunes Music Store, perhaps a few leftovers from Napster days, even a number of vinyl records ripped to the Mac. That hodgepodge of sources means the library is a mess. Song Kong fixed it.
Fixing What’s Broken
What Song Kong does for Mac users is fix some of the messy cruft that iTunes doesn’t. This is especially useful if much of your music library came from multiple sources.
For example, Song Kong can match your music library with multiple online databases, grab the appropriate meta data, add it to your collection.
That effort includes album artwork which is a weak point with iTunes. Sure, most iTunes music has artwork, but not so with older CDs, Napster leftovers, and so on.
My large iTunes library had multiple versions of the same song, some songs with the wrong artist listed, or the wrong title with the correct artist.
Song Kong fixes those kinds of problems all the way down to title, artist name, album, track number, even the type of music, year the song was released, and so on.
Song Kong takes some time to do the deed, too, so plan on having lunch somewhere downtown if your iTunes music library is as large as mine.
Using Song Kong is easy. Select your iTunes music library.
Step through the Fix Songs tab menu to configure Song Kong to your needs.
Song Kong then goes to work. How long it takes to complete will depend on the size of your music library and much needs to be cleaned up.
The preview mode gives you an option to look over what changes Song Kong will make before they’re implemented. In the end you get a much leaner, cleaner, yet more complete music library in iTunes.
Setup Song Kong’s folder watch and future additions to iTunes will undergo a similar ‘fixing’ process. Deleting duplicate songs is a breeze. Instructions for the folder watch setup could be simpler.
Song Kong is cross platform, too, and works on Macs, Windows PCs, and even Linux PCs.