Stopping music from slipping through the cracks
November 4, 2010 10:18 AM Subscribe
I listen to a lot of music. I also just have a lot of music that I have laying around on my computer waiting to be listened to that never does. There's also a lot of music that I want to have that I never really get around to buying/downloading. How can I organize my listening to make sure all my music gets some love?
posted by azarbayejani to media & arts (22 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
So specifically I'm looking for a software or tips on some kind of self-administered system that can have me list wanted music and document my new music.
On the "wanted music" end, I just want somewhere to store a link to a review or a website to buy from that I can go back to later and choose the stuff I want whenever I get the money. Does anybody have experience with Amazon's Universal Wishlist?
On the new music end, I want to be able to organize stuff as non-listened and then "mark them as listened", maybe with a way to take notes on them and give them ratings/give them little tags or something. When I actually do buy something on my wishlist, I want to be able to easily transfer it over to the "new music" list. For this reason Amazon Universal Wishlist probably wouldn't work.
It doesn't necessarily have to be a program specifically for this use. It could be some kind of note-taking program that would be easily adapted for this use. I actually think this is what I would prefer.
Right now I just have a text file on my computer where I list my new music that I haven't listened to, but it's not really a very great solution.
I primarily run Ubuntu, so it would have to be linux-compatible. I'd prefer it to be pretty lightweight and not be tied to a music player.
P.S. Don't just tell me I should just stop getting so much music or lecture me on the ethics of file sharing. I'm a music junkie. I won't stop.