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What are the best resources for managing your music?

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    Deborah Hughes
    Written on July 9, 2018
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      Alan Carlson
      Written on March 28, 2017
      "I have way too much music and no way to manage it. So, I started looking for resources for managing my music. I gave "Google Play Music" a shot and I was very disappointed. It didn't have as many sorting features as I'd like making it very hard to find the music I want when I want. I recommend looking elsewhere for something to manage music."
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      Alan Carlson
      Written on March 28, 2017
      "I have way too much music and no way to manage it. So, I started looking for resources for managing my music. I gave "Google Play Music" a shot and I was very disappointed. It didn't have as many sorting features as I'd like making it very hard to find the music I want when I want. I recommend looking elsewhere for something to manage music."
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      Li Wei
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "I am a bit wary about Google Play Music being a solution for this problem. The descriptions sounds wonderful, if it only worked that easily. From the comments, everyone was having issues with this service, even I did. I would not recommend this as a solution."
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      iTunes
      Software

      Mac, Windows, Web, Android, iOS

      Free

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      Michelle Morris
      Written on June 20, 2017
      "I have 1000s of songs in one playlist on my phone. I wanted to be able to sort my songs into different playlists and organize the music better by artist or genre. I downloaded iTunes and it has been a lifesaver in this area. It has sophisticated playlist management and lets me sort and filter my songs. Now they are highly organized!"
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      Michelle Morris
      Written on June 20, 2017
      "I have 1000s of songs in one playlist on my phone. I wanted to be able to sort my songs into different playlists and organize the music better by artist or genre. I downloaded iTunes and it has been a lifesaver in this area. It has sophisticated playlist management and lets me sort and filter my songs. Now they are highly organized!"
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      Vibhore Singh
      Written on April 6, 2017
      "It gets frustrating trying to reign in all my music. I have so many genres and want to be able to set various playlists. It's nice that it also can run movies and TV shows."
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      Shirley Torres
      Written on February 8, 2017
      "This made it so much easier to get all of my music on my new iPhone. I had music scattered all over my different devices and this manages all of them."
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      Shirley Torres
      Written on February 8, 2017
      "This made it so much easier to get all of my music on my new iPhone. I had music scattered all over my different devices and this manages all of them."
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      Yan Xiong
      Written on February 3, 2017
      "I really like this music player. It is simple but powerful. It is very easy to use."
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      Andrew Young
      Written on May 10, 2017
      "Clementine makes managing small or large music libraries a snap. I really like how easy it is to use, with a simple interface that can be customized to my liking. It can display all the information of my music, along with extras like album covers."
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      Andrew Young
      Written on May 10, 2017
      "Clementine makes managing small or large music libraries a snap. I really like how easy it is to use, with a simple interface that can be customized to my liking. It can display all the information of my music, along with extras like album covers."
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      Lauren Crawford
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "This program is just great for music. I love that I can control my music library on my PC from my phone. Set up is simple and fast. Adding new songs is a breeze. The interface is similar to other media players, so it is fast to pick up on."
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      Claudia Leal
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "This would be a useful product if it didn't have so many bugs. I just don't have the time or patience to constantly struggle with my choice of music players."
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      MusicBee
      Software

      Windows

      Free

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      Lawrence Austin
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "I still had a major collection of MP3s even after I switched to Spotify and had trouble managing all the music until I found MusicBee. It works with windows and not only does it help manage your collection, it is also a player app. It is one best I have ever used and I highly recommend that you try it out if you;re facing a similar problem."
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      Lawrence Austin
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "I still had a major collection of MP3s even after I switched to Spotify and had trouble managing all the music until I found MusicBee. It works with windows and not only does it help manage your collection, it is also a player app. It is one best I have ever used and I highly recommend that you try it out if you;re facing a similar problem."
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      Tiffany Nguyen
      Written on October 5, 2017
      "MusicBee is currently the service I use on my computer to play and store music. It's user friendly and does a great job at keeping my endless supply of uploaded music sorted."
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      Wayne Arnold
      Written on May 13, 2017
      "There are an overwhelming amount of media players and managers out there so it can be hard to decide which to go with. This one has a sleek ui and plenty of features."
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      JRiver Media Center
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      $49.98 - Free trial available

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      Arthur Montgomery
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "JRiver is PC-only at present and is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Home Server. I enabled the 30 day free trial and now know that the $50 license agreement covers all computers that are yours but only one at a time. If you have more than one person in the house with access then you need to pay an additional $50 to run two computers. Installing the JRiver software was easy and trouble-free. There is a lot to learn about JRiver so I recommend the trial to see if it is right for you."
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      Arthur Montgomery
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "JRiver is PC-only at present and is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Home Server. I enabled the 30 day free trial and now know that the $50 license agreement covers all computers that are yours but only one at a time. If you have more than one person in the house with access then you need to pay an additional $50 to run two computers. Installing the JRiver software was easy and trouble-free. There is a lot to learn about JRiver so I recommend the trial to see if it is right for you."
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      Harold Thompson
      Written on May 28, 2017
      "I was tired of fooling with so many different apps to listen to and handle my music and podcasts. I wanted a one stop solution to manage all of my listening content. This is where the doubleTwist Music & Podcast Player with Sync app came in handy. It seamlessly allows me to manage all of my listening needs in one place instead of having to switch between countless apps."
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      Harold Thompson
      Written on May 28, 2017
      "I was tired of fooling with so many different apps to listen to and handle my music and podcasts. I wanted a one stop solution to manage all of my listening content. This is where the doubleTwist Music & Podcast Player with Sync app came in handy. It seamlessly allows me to manage all of my listening needs in one place instead of having to switch between countless apps."
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      Emma Howell
      Written on September 18, 2017
      "Finally one app that does it all! No need for several different apps to play my music anymore. I really like using this app especially with it's sync feature."
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      Gregorio Alarcón
      Written on March 17, 2017
      "Really great music player that I personally use. Great for listening to your favorite music."
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      Anna Collins
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "I can't tell you how many times I have been frustrated trying to get music from my pc to my iphone. It's like....am I the only person in the world who uses a pc and an iphone. Plus, I find itunes so hard to use. This allows me to freely copy not only my music but my photos as well, which makes life so much easier!"
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      Anna Collins
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "I can't tell you how many times I have been frustrated trying to get music from my pc to my iphone. It's like....am I the only person in the world who uses a pc and an iphone. Plus, I find itunes so hard to use. This allows me to freely copy not only my music but my photos as well, which makes life so much easier!"
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      Linda Duan
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "Do you ever find it a hassle to move your PC to your iPhone or iPad? Check out CopyTarns Manager. They make it easy by allowing you to add whole playlists, podcasts, and music to your phoen without having to use iTunes!"
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      Carl Ferguson
      Written on June 17, 2017
      "CopyTrans Manager gives you a simple way to transfer files from your iPhone to your PC. With an app for each type of media like photos and music, quickly back up important files on your computer."
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      Dropbox
      Apps

      Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

      Varies by plan

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      Frances Grant
      Written on June 11, 2017
      "Dropbox is a pretty cool site, especially since a lot of similar sites have recently gone under. I like it for managing my music because it saves online, so I don't have to worry about my hard drive going out and losing my entire library or anything like that, which has been an issue for me in the past."
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      Frances Grant
      Written on June 11, 2017
      "Dropbox is a pretty cool site, especially since a lot of similar sites have recently gone under. I like it for managing my music because it saves online, so I don't have to worry about my hard drive going out and losing my entire library or anything like that, which has been an issue for me in the past."
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      Edith Hernández
      Written on June 11, 2017
      "Dropbox is pretty well-known, so I of-course have an account. I don't really use it for music, but you can definitely upload music files and manage your music. It works just as well as it is supposed to."
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      Emily Garrett
      Written on May 14, 2017
      "I've used Dropbox for a number of years to share photos with family overseas. Now I'm using it for everything, including saving my music to so I don't have to take up all the space on my phone or tablets!"
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      Microsoft OneDrive
      Software

      Web, Android, iOS, Windows

      Free - Varies by plan

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      Lawrence Young
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "I wanted a way to store my music in one place. However I also wanted to have it stored on a cloud that I could listen to from my laptop, tablet, and smartphone. Microsoft OneDrive granted me enough space to store my music files, and I can access it when I am on the go."
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      Lawrence Young
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "I wanted a way to store my music in one place. However I also wanted to have it stored on a cloud that I could listen to from my laptop, tablet, and smartphone. Microsoft OneDrive granted me enough space to store my music files, and I can access it when I am on the go."
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      Aaron Fernandez
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "If you are trying to manage your music then think about Microsoft OneDrive. You get a ton of space for files and this is the perfect solution for all of those files you have and you don't want to lose. It is usually installed when you install Windows."
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      Judith Hamilton
      Written on February 4, 2017
      "Microsoft OneDrive is a pretty poor solution for managing your music. There are a lot better options out there to use."
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      Jennifer Evans
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "I suppose that Google Drive could be used for music, but it seems silly when there are plenty of other ways you can store. What ever happened to iTunes? Is that still around ?"
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      Jennifer Evans
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "I suppose that Google Drive could be used for music, but it seems silly when there are plenty of other ways you can store. What ever happened to iTunes? Is that still around ?"
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      William Mitchell
      Written on June 13, 2017
      "Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud storage solutions out right now. It syncs up with your google account so most people have it even if they don't know it."
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      Benjamín Meléndez
      Written on May 2, 2017
      "This app seem pretty clunky and the ui is not very well made. I would stay away from this app."
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      Benjamín Meléndez
      Written on May 2, 2017
      "This app seem pretty clunky and the ui is not very well made. I would stay away from this app."
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      Paul Riley
      Written on April 19, 2017
      "This was great for finding some of the independent music that I'm really into! And downloading the music was a breeze, now my new problem is that I have to buy a memory card to store it all! LOL"
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      Nicole Walker
      Written on October 5, 2017
      "A pretty good solution for downloading and putting music all in one place. Good for managing songs. I don't download as much as I usee to but when I do this works well."
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      AIMP
      Software

      Windows, Android

      Free

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      Billy Phillips
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "AIMP is an audio player similar to the likes of Real Player or iTunes. It comes with plugins and custom functionality to tune it specifically to your needs. Best of all it's free! The only downside is that it's only available for Android and Windows devices."
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      Billy Phillips
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "AIMP is an audio player similar to the likes of Real Player or iTunes. It comes with plugins and custom functionality to tune it specifically to your needs. Best of all it's free! The only downside is that it's only available for Android and Windows devices."
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      Andrea Welch
      Written on April 20, 2017
      "Not only does this help me manage my music, it gives me control over the way I play it. With so many functions and constant updates, I've never been more in control of the sound!"
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      Audirvana Plus
      Software

      Mac

      $74 - Varies by plan. Free trial available.

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      Ayaan Kapur
      Written on May 21, 2017
      "I gave Audirvana Plus a try to manage the huge collection of music files that I have on my Mac. To be honest, the software does not provide anything other than what iTunes already provides. Not really worth the download in my opinion since iTunes is already available on my Mac and the interfaces are similar."
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      Ayaan Kapur
      Written on May 21, 2017
      "I gave Audirvana Plus a try to manage the huge collection of music files that I have on my Mac. To be honest, the software does not provide anything other than what iTunes already provides. Not really worth the download in my opinion since iTunes is already available on my Mac and the interfaces are similar."
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      Zhang Li
      Written on March 14, 2017
      "This program for Macs includes a library manager, among other features. It sounds like it meets the needs for this topic."
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      Resonic
      Software

      Windows

      Free - Varies by plan

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      David Carter
      Written on March 23, 2017
      "Resonic isn't my favorite choice for managing music. The big waveform view is cool, but I don't think it's attractive enough to pull me away from Spotify or Itunes as a user. The other problem is that if you're actually a music producer, you're going to be doing all of your file management in your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Nearly every producer has one of those already, rendering this a bit useless for them."
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      David Carter
      Written on March 23, 2017
      "Resonic isn't my favorite choice for managing music. The big waveform view is cool, but I don't think it's attractive enough to pull me away from Spotify or Itunes as a user. The other problem is that if you're actually a music producer, you're going to be doing all of your file management in your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Nearly every producer has one of those already, rendering this a bit useless for them."
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      Jacob Stephens
      Written on September 24, 2017
      "Resonic is definitely a quick and lightweight player with a nice view of the music file. No media browser to speak of, however, makes it less desirable."
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      Roy Warren
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "Before I found Resonic I was lost in a pile of too much music. Now everything is sorted, searchable and ready to go when I am."
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      Elmedia Player
      Software

      Mac

      Free - $9.99

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      Philip Wells
      Written on January 17, 2018
      "I have tons of music I have been collecting for almost 20 years. I have so many different file types it is crazy. I got an app called Elmedia Player. Elmedia Player plays in every format I have thrown at it. I like the options it has. I was able to finally organize my vast collection finally. I really like it."
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      Philip Wells
      Written on January 17, 2018
      "I have tons of music I have been collecting for almost 20 years. I have so many different file types it is crazy. I got an app called Elmedia Player. Elmedia Player plays in every format I have thrown at it. I like the options it has. I was able to finally organize my vast collection finally. I really like it."
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      Alan Matthews
      Written on January 14, 2018
      "For managing your music as Elmedia Player as useful for app to be describe a A different way to view and manage media files. Elmedia Player for Mac Pro is a multifunctional media player for Mac OS X, which can play a great."

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    Summary

    Best resources for managing your music
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Google Play Music Apps 169 Free
    2 iTunes Software 146 Free
    3 MediaMonkey Software 132 Paid
    4 Clementine Software 132 Free
    5 MusicBee Software 111 Free
    6 JRiver Media Center Software 109 Paid
    7 doubleTwist Music Player Apps 94 Free
    8 CopyTrans Manager Software 86 Free
    9 Dropbox Apps 74 Paid
    10 Microsoft OneDrive Software 57 Free
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