Music Organization?

dbkyser

DJ
Oct 24, 2018
3
55
Wentzville, Mo
I am starting over, although I do have my music library on external drives I will be setting up brand new. I just got the Pioneer DDJ 1000 so will be using rekordbox.
Last time I used Itunes to organize music but sure seemed to be a pain when switching computers or backing up.
If you were starting over, how would you organize your music collection, Itunes, your own folders sub folders or let rekordbox handle it?
 

azdeejay

DJ Extraordinaire
Apr 1, 2015
2,560
38
Phoenix AZ
I did just start over with a new laptop about a month ago I think it was, anyways, I keep it simple, I have one folder, and all the music is there, ok, I lied, that is a sub folder, its like this

Main Music Folder , that is the catch all , stuff that gets download goes there for sorting at a later date, within that main Music folder is the Itunes folder and in there is the second catch all, and inside that folder I do have a few other folders for music I download from the music pool, Intro/Outro/Mixes/Monthly Radio. Then there is the I-Tunes Music folder, and in there is all the music, I dont break the music down in different genres , its just a free for all in there.

I will use I-Tunes for breaking the music down into different genres and to make playlists
 

djcrazychris

DJ Extraordinaire
Jun 12, 2018
1,974
45
i just reorganized all of mine in rekordbox and love it...now when i get a playlist from a client...i quickly start a new playlist folder... search each song in rekordbox search...and easily add it to the new folder...

one thing i will say... once youve dragged the song from your library folder into rekordbox... do not change or move that original folder...or else rekordbox can no longer find it

side note: i use a stand alone controller that utilizes thumb drives... so i have to use rekordbox in order for the music to work on my controller... if you are using a controller via your laptop....u may not need my method

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