WT: How to Remove a Website’s Name From Music Tags with iTunes

The tutorial is being done on Windows 8 (it is possible to do this on Mac OS X following step being nearly identical) with the use of iTunes (version by Apple Inc 

Tutorial Difficulty: Easy


Being an avid music listener, I have come across this a lot. I’m sure many of you have download music from this site; many sites like this also like to include the same thing in their music tags.


As shown above, these sites like to include their name inside the lyrics section of the music tags. To view this, window, right click on a song and click “get info,” then click on the lyrics tab. This isn’t a bad thing, but when you want actual lyrics, or just want to keep a tiddy library, this can become an issue. This water mark can appear when you tap on the cover art of the particular song inside the Music app on any iOS device. It can also appear in other players elsewhere.  The thing is, somehow, these sites have made it so when you delete their name from the tags, when you come back to look at it, it’s still there. After some experimentation, I have come across a solution to this problem, it works and only require a few minutes to do. Let’s get started. Click on images to see bigger version of them.

Step 1:


First thing to do is to identify what the bit rate and sample rate of your song is. In most cases, albums or mixtapes have the same continuous rates throughout, so you may only have to do this once. To view this, right click your song in iTunes and click get info. If you need to write the rates down to help you remember do so. Refer to the picture if you need help locating these rates.

Step 2:


Next you have to match the setting from the song with iTunes. To do this, look to the top of iTunes and click edit and select preferences from the drop down menu. Note if you don’t see these options at the top, click inside iTunes, and press “Alt” on your keyboard, they should appear.

Step 3:


Next, when the preferences windows appears, look for import settings. Refer to the picture if needed. 


First open the drop down menu of import using by clicking on it. Referring to the picture, you will see that MP3 Encoder will be selected. This is basically what file type you want your outcome file to be, I find MP3 is the best for music files. You can select another if you wish for a different file type, for the sake of this tutorial, I will be selecting MP3.


Below the previous setting, there is another drop down menu called setting. This is where you select the bit rate from earlier. For the best and optimal quality, select the one identical to earlier. In my case it will be 192kpbs.  In the event that your rate isn’t here, select custom and follow the next step. If your rate is here, simply skip the next step.

Step 4:


By selecting custom another windows will appear. Start by opening the stereo bit rate  drop down menu by clicking on it. Your rate should in this menu. Anything else is abnormal audio. Select your rate. Continue to the sample rate and select the one from earlier too. [The one from the get info window that I ask you to remember.] Click OK and OK again, and close out the preference window.

Step 5:


Go back to the song or album or mixtape you want to fix. Right click on it and select create MP3 version. If you have more than one song, click on any song in the album/mixtape and on your keyboard press “ctrl” and “a” at the same time, this will select all the songs there, then right click any of them and select create MP3 version.  DO NOT CLICK ANYWHERE ELSE IF YOU WANT THIS TO BE EASY LATER.

[Note if you selected another setting in the import setting menu then whatever you selected will appear here. Example, if you selected ACC encoder, “create ACC version” will be in place of create MP3 version, and so on.]


There will be progress bar for every song you are converting at the top of iTunes. The new songs should be appearing below the original ones, those should still be highlighted.

[Note if you are currently playing music as I was during these conversion, you will not see a progress bar until you click on one of the arrows where the progress bar is supposed to be. This will cycle between the current song playing and the progress bar. It is ok to click on this after you’ve high lighted your songs. But not anywhere else!]

Step 6:


Once the conversions are done, let’s get rid of the old music files, hit the delete button on your keyboard. A prompt to delete the selected songs will come up, (if they are still selected) we want these deleted as these are the old ones with the name encoded in them. It is your choice if you still want to keep the original files, but I wouldn’t. Last thing to do is remove the name from the new files, it is still there but this time it is removable, right click the first song, click get info and select the lyrics tab. High light and delete the name by hitting backspace, then click OK or next to continue to the next song, repeat this as many times as necessary. Once you’re done, that’s it! Congrats, you have new music files that do not contain any websites name in it!

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