Weekend Mission Accomplished: Get my digital music organized

I’ve been DJing digitally with Serato for a number of years now, but I’ve never really taken the time to make it work with iTunes in a way that suits me. To tell you the truth, I’ve always hated iTunes; it’s one of those awful programs that works great as long as you want to use it exactly as the developers intended, but beyond that it’s a necessary evil at best.

That said, I think I’ve managed to put a decent system together, striking a balance between automation and personal control. Taking some cues from Serato’s own iTunes tutorial, I’ve gotten over a few of my reservations, and familiarized myself with some useful possibilities.

It’s still far from perfect, and it’s not like iTunes and I are the best of friends. I’m not a fan of the latest version by any means, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s gotten used to sudden and unwelcome surprises from the Apple camp. Once I’ve worked out the kinks and set up a few safeguards, I might post a guide to my setup on this site, for anyone who might like to replicate it.

In the meantime, feel free to post your tips, ideas and concerns about a setup like this. I’m always after new ideas, and I’m always the first to admit that I could use some help when it comes to digital music platforms. This is definitely one of those projects that calls on you to ignore the wealth of potential options, lock in on something that works for you, and be done with it.

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