Published on September 20th, 2012 | by Alan Cross


If You Have iTunes, Then You Need TuneUp

I have a stupidly large number of songs in my iTunes library.  As I type this, the number of tracks sits at 46,299.  Over the years, I’ve tried many different plugins and programs to make sure everything is as organized, labeled and tagged as possible.

For the past year or so, I’ve been using a program called TuneUp, which, from what I can tell, is about the best of its kind out there.  It cleans tracks reasonably well and finds artwork to almost everything.  It’s not perfect, but I’m glad I have it.

TuneUp is always being upgraded and improved.  The latest iteration (introduced this week) is the feature that displays the lyrics to whatever song you’re playing in iTunes.  Sure, you could go out and find the words your favourite songs yourself, but why bother?  It’s actually kinda cool.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One Response to If You Have iTunes, Then You Need TuneUp

  1. Shane Smith says:

    I've been wondering about this program for a couple of years. Every review I've read has either been horrible or amazing. Maybe I'll shell out the $50, but then again is it worth it? Till the end of the month TuneUp is 25% off, if I'm going to get it I'd better get it now.

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