Get your MP3 library into shape

You’re heading out to run some errands, get some stuff done, go here, do that, so you have to grab your essentials. Wallet and/or purse, cell phone, keys… and iPod!

As a modern day worship leader, you probably find that you don’t go far without your trusty PMP (that’s portable media player) at your side. You never know when you’re going to need to stick some songs in a songlist, listen to a transition between two tunes, check a lyric or two, or a myriad of other tasks that requires you to have your songs on hand and ready at a moment’s notice.

However, this can be very difficult if your MP3 library is disheveled and out of order. Incorrect album art, wrong artist, misspelled song title, songs too soft, songs too loud… well, it’s time to whip that MP3 library into shape.

Lifehacker (one of my favorite sites for over a year now) has a great article series up that’ll help you get your song levels under control, get your album art corrected, and get your ID3 tags the way they should be… accurate.

Whether you use iTunes, Zune, Windows Media Player, or something else, for this exercise you’ll be using a little program called MediaMonkey. I used to use my PSP as my MP3 player, and used MediaMonkey to manage my library, and let me tell you, it’s a powerful little utility.

Now, don’t freak out. The article series doesn’t demand that you stop using iTunes, Windows Media Player, or whatever other program you’re using. You’re just going to use MediaMonkey to get these library-taming tasks completed. Calm down… it’s ok.

But, don’t let me distract you anymore. If you’re sick of accidentally putting a Rob Zombie song in your set instead of an Israel and the New Breed song (because of incorrect album art), then this Lifehacker article series is right up your alley. Enjoy.

[tags]mp3, library, ipod, zune, apple, windows media, mediamonkey, id3 tags, worship leading, worshipplus[/tags]

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