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Subject:  iTunes and Genres Date:  1/26/2013  11:31 AM
Author:  toberead Number:  62121 of 67170

I've noticed something really strange in iTunes since I upgraded to iTunes 11. I organize my music by genre and use smart playlists to keep each genre together. So I have a Rock playlist, a Jazz playlist, a Folk playlist, etc. Often the genre listed when I buy a track from iTunes doesn't fit my system, so I change the genre after I buy the track.

I've noticed that when I look at my music in Songs view, the genre changes back to what it was in the iTunes store. But it hasn't really changed - when I open the information box the genre is correct, and then when I go back to Songs view the genre is back to the one I selected. However, this messes up my smart playlists. Unless I manually go through and "fix" the songs with the wrong genre, the songs will be deleted from my smart playlists because iTunes thinks the genre is the iTunes one, not the one I picked. I'm not using iTunes match and I've tu