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How To Add Multiple Genres In ITunes

December 4th, 2013 by ToolTrainer

I was so completely frustrated by this that when I found an absolutely fantastic solution, I felt I had to share it with the world!

So if you’ve used iTunes for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve noticed that each song can only have a single genre associated with it.  The problem is, so many songs these days fail to fit neatly into a single obvious genre!  Is that song progressive house or techno?  Is that 80′s pop or new wave?  Modern or Alternative rock?  Dubstep or Drumstep?  Etc. etc. etc.  There are many frustrated threads about this limitation all over the Googleespecially on Apple’s own forums.  But nobody seemed to have a really elegant solution, at least not that I saw.

Until I found this instructable.

HOLY $#!* how did I not notice this before?!?!?

Check out the link but basically, there’s a second category called “grouping” that you can arbitrarily define as anything you want – just like genre.  You can even enable it in the column browser and sort it, filter by it, create smart playlists from it, etc. just like the genre field.  This means it can act as a sub-genre or sub-category!  Combine this if you wish with the ability to add multiple genres/labels in the comments field, and you’re pretty damn well covered.

Personally my current approach is going to be to use genre as the “primary category” since it’s already set for a large number of my tracks, and most of the time will fit “well enough”.  And I’m going to be adding the grouping label as a sub-category in order to more accurately niche it down.

This is an absolute godsend for those of us who are a bit more obsessed with organizing our music/files.  Let me know if this is helpful to you or better yet – if you have an even better or more clever-er approach to using it (or anything else in iTunes)!


Replay – Interview With My Friend Paul

October 9th, 2013 by ToolTrainer

For those who were on our webinar earlier today – I hope you got a lot out of it!  Judging from the comments that came in afterwords and during, it sounds like you did.

Now for everyone else – or anyone who just wants a refresher – here’s the replay!  It’s pretty much audio-only until about 30 minutes in when Paul fires up a browser and shows us a few tricks.



My Former Partner Just Left Me In The Dust!

October 8th, 2013 by ToolTrainer

I don’t know all the details yet, but that’s actually the point of this post.

A couple years ago, I partnered up with this guy Paul.  We had a bunch of ideas of different ventures we wanted to pursue, but I needed someone who could act as a “manager” to oversee projects and keep them on track, and he needed someone who was more technical and could handle the online marketing wizardry.

Well the short story is that it didn’t end up working out as we had hoped, but we parted ways as friends and stayed in touch sporadically, as we both got very busy over the next couple years.

What I didn’t know until today was that he’s gone from zero to multi-millions of dollars in sales!  And wait till you hear how that happened…

Naturally, I have a million questions but I thought it would make for an awesome interview, so he’s agreed to get on a call with me tomorrow at 6PM Eastern (3PM Pacific) so I can pick his brain and find out exactly what he’s been up to.

Register now and join us for an informal but sure to be informative chat!

An Informal Chat With Paul

Join us for a Webinar on October 23

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Join Jonathan van Clute as he catches up with his friend and former business partner Paul, about what Paul’s been doing to create a huge 7 figure business from scratch in less than 2 years.

Title:    An Informal Chat With Paul
Date:    Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time:    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
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