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Rip Your Own: Digitizing Your Records and Tapes by Casey Kim

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Chapter 6. Organized Chaos: Organizing Your Digital Music Library

BEFORE IMPORTING OR TRANSFERRING ALL your music onto your computer, one thing you may need to consider is how you want your music library organized. By artist? Album? Song title? How about the date of that summer when you listened to it over and over a thousand times? Some importing programs give you the option to have your music files automatically organized upon import. When given this option, your music will typically be stored in a specific location on your hard drive and into individual folders categorized first by artist name, then by album, and finally by song. But even if you use your software’s auto-organization feature, there are still some decisions that need to be made. ...

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