Someone said that their music directory was detailed? Get a load of mine...my OCD regarding music coming through again.
<Genre> |__<#> | |__<Artist> | |__<Album> | |__Track |__<A-E> | |__<Artist> | |__<Album> | |__Track |__<F-J> | |__(Etc.)
Wrestling (because I am a wrestling fan).
Artist folders are used where applicable and are sorted by last name first, first name last. For example, <Thorogood, George>, not <George Thorogood>. In the case of a band, which is especially important in the Rock-Pop category, The band's name is spelled normally, e.g. <Pink Floyd>, not <Floyd, Pink>. A band with "The" at the beginning has "The" moved to the end, e.g. <Doors, The> and not <The Doors>. The tags of the music files do not reflect this. So "I Drink Alone" by George Thorogood would not appear in my tags as "Thorogood, George" and "The End" by The Doors would not appear as "Doors, The".
Soundtracks follow the rule of "The" given above, in that "The" is appended to the end of the directory. <X Files, The> not <The X Files> for example. Soundtracks do not have an <Artist> subdirectory. They are sorted by title only, Like this:
<Soundtracks> |__<#> | |__<Movie Title> | |__Track |__<A-E> | |__<Movie Title> | |__Track |__<F-J> | |__(Etc.)
<Classical> |__<A-E> | |__<Beethoven, Ludwig van> | |__<Egmont Overture In F-Minor, Op. 84> | |__<Wellington's Victory, Op. 91>
The Miscellaneous category is the "catch-all" category for music that doesn't fit into one of the other genres. For example, I have a copy of The Blues Brothers (not the soundtrack) and naturally its Genre is blues. Since I don't have a directory marked <Blues>, it gets put into the <Miscellaneous> directory under the album title.
Classical, New Age, Rock-Pop, and Soundtracks each have an additional directory: <Compilations>. I have a fair number of singles by artists and a fair number of albums by single artists. The Compilation album folder allows me to take the albums with multiple artists, like the 1999 Grammy Nominees CD, and keep them together, without moving the files to seperate aritst directories. Makes things a little less time consuming for me.
It's complex. It's detailed. 10,000 songs, and more to come with 8 CDs to rip and about a dozen cassettes to transfer to computer. But it works for me.
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