How to Edit Song Information in iTunes

By Techwalla Electronics Editor

The ability to edit song information in iTunes allows you to organize and personalize all of the music files in your iTunes music folders, libraries and playlists. iTunes displays and categorizes songs using multiple modes of identification. The basic track, album and artist information is listed along with other possible identification features.

Step 1

Locate the iTunes icon on your computer's desktop or on one of the icon toolbars on the bottom of your screen. Open iTunes so that you can take the following actions.

Step 2

Scroll through the songs in your music library. When you find the song that you would like to edit, highlight it with the mouse.

Step 3

Go to the File menu and choose the command Get Info. This allows you to access the identification information for that particular song.

Step 4

Fill in the song information. There are five tabs at the top of the new screen. Hit the second tab labeled Info. You can now access and change any of the song's information. You will need to fill in the name of the songs album, artist and other basic track information.

Step 5

Choose your playback options. The Options tab will give you access to a number of playback options for that particular song. Volume control, start/stop times and a host of shuffling options are included in the options page.

Step 6

Click the last tab which says Artwork and you will see a window that shows artwork already stored with this song or the window could be empty if no artwork is available. Click on the Add button at the bottom of the screen to browse for more artwork to add to this song. When you find the picture you like highlight it and hit Enter.

Step 7

Apply the changes. When you are done with this screen you can click OK to apply all of the new song information changes or you can click Cancel to exit without applying any of the changes you may have checked.

Tips & Warnings

  • These pictures, lyrics and information that you set to the songs ID3 will show up on the screens of iPods while that song plays.
  • Files that you download through iTunes already come with correct ID3 tags.
  • Depending on the settings of your iPod's automatic organization features, changing the ID3 information of a song may have an effect on where iTunes chooses to store that particular song.