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dedelstein

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I'd like to create a playlist that has all of the songs sung by different artists, that is, songs covered by different artists. I think I can do it the hard way - sorting my library by song name and then manually adding songs to a playlist. I'm looking for an automated way to do this.

Any ideas? Thanks!
 

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If you know how to use MS Excel you can copy what you see in your library and paste into a worksheet, then use Excel to find duplicates of song names, then use the results to (manually) build the playlist. I don't know of any automated process within iTunes, unless there is a 3rd party script out there for this purpose.
 

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I had the same idea and created a spreadsheet as you suggest. I was hoping there'd be some script someplace that would automate what will be several hours of effort. Thanks!
 

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You'll always need human intervention. Just because two songs have the same name doesn't mean they are the same song.
 

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Thanks ScoobZ. I'm creating the playlist manually. It will take some time but it is probably the best way to go, especially given your comment. By the way, I back up my library using Time Machine. Works great.
 

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Cool. I have a similar cover list, but I break it into two different lists under one folder. One list is the original artist, the other list is/are the cover version(s). And yep, it's a manual effort for me too, but I don't mind.

My backup message is my signature rather than directed at you personally. I'm glad you have a system in place though. When you need it, you'll be very glad you have it. [Notice I said when, not if. ;) ]
 
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