Oftentimes, when you download music from unofficial sources, it comes without metadata or album art. Metadata can be lost for a number of other reasons, for example, when you convert files from one format to another, but the converter does not carry the required tags.
This metadata actually allows your music player applications to organize your files. When your files are missing this information, they remain disorganized and make it difficult to filter files.
One way to fix the problem is to edit the MP3 metadata of your files This way, you can add missing information to each of your music files and make them searchable using various filters. There are many MP3 tagging applications, and you can use any of them to edit the file metadata and add missing information.
MusicBrainz Picard (Free)
MusicBrainz Picard is an open source, multi-platform tool that makes it easy to add metadata to your music files if it’s missing. It supports almost all available music file formats, so your files don’t need to be MP3 for metadata editing
It uses the so-called AcoustID, which helps to identify your music files by their content and not by other meta fields. Therefore, even if there is no data available in your MP3 files, you can use this tool to add the missing information.
MP3Tag is a popular MP3 tagging application that also supports batch processing. This means that if you have multiple music files on your computer without any metadata, you can load them all into this tool and let it find and add the required metadata for you.
It searches various online databases for the information and album art you need and adds them to your files. It even lets you rename MP3 files based on tag information.
Frigate 3 (paid)
Frigate3 is actually a file manager, but it has other features as well. One of these functions allows you to view and edit MP3 metadata. Basically you need to go to the folder where your MP3 files are located, click on any of them, and you will have a window on the right sidebar to add the missing information.
In addition to editing MP3 metadata, it allows you to view other information such as MP3 bit rate and frame count.
If there are multiple MP3 files that you want to add metadata to, The GodFather can help you do that with ease using its batch mode. It supports a variety of tag formats even for non-MP3 files, helps you update all tags at once, allows you to use a replacement matrix, and also lets you delete all tags at once if you want to.
The tool is suitable for those who want to update the metadata of multiple MP3 files at once. This will make your job much easier.
ID3 Tag Editor (Free)
ID3 Tag Editor is a Unicode enabled MP3 tagging application, and you can use it to add missing metadata values ??to your files in different languages. It also allows you to add covers to MP3 files, which remain embedded in the main file itself.
Other features include the ability to add your own comments to your files, remove all tags at once, and compatibility with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.
Music tag (paid)
Most applications that allow you to edit MP3 metadata use manual methods to accomplish this task. Music tag is different from these apps and allows you to automatically download and add missing metadata to music files. To use the app, all you have to do is transfer your MP3 files to it, and it will download the necessary information and add it to all your MP3 files.
Thus, it runs faster than other apps and gets the job done in no time. Plus, it recognizes over 35 million music tracks, and it is highly likely that your files are included here.
If you like Excel spreadsheets, you will love the TigoTago app, which tags your MP3 files. It uses a spreadsheet-like format for you to edit and add new information to your MP3 files. Any changes you make to files are first visible to you before they are applied to your files.
It is convenient for bulk labeling tasks and requires little or no input since most of the data is taken from online databases.
EasyTAG is a multifunctional program for Linux and Windows that helps you edit some of the metadata of your audio files. It allows you to view, read and edit any part of your files’ metadata. You can also apply one change to all MP3 files at once.
It has an easy to use interface and is available in multiple languages.
Kid3 < (Free)
Kid3 is an MP3 metadata editor and tag converter to help you convert tags to various formats. You can use it to tag almost all audio file formats including MP3, create tags from filenames, and import data from online databases to add to your files.
It also has a command line interface to help you use it from a command prompt window and automate some of its tasks
Metatogger helps you both edit existing tags in your MP3 files and remove unwanted content in those tags. When you start using the app, you can switch to manual mode or with C # scripting to speed up the process. It also allows you to organize files by the content of their tags, which many other tag editors don’t offer.
It identifies your music files using acoustic fingerprinting technology and downloads the required data from various online databases.