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Analyze, Fix And Clean Up Your iTunes Music Collection With TuneUp

My iTunes music collection is pretty much messed up, and so is everybody else’s. I have been looking around for a solution to fix my music collection, most of my albums have missing cover art and half my songs don’t have proper details. I tested different tools and software, but all pretty much failed to clean up my music collection. Finally I came across TuneUp and planned to give a try. It is an add-on for iTunes developed specifically to clean up your music collection and find missing cover art.

You will see TuneUp on the right side of iTunes once you have installed it. All you need to do is register with them and start cleaning up your music collection(no need for an email confirmation).

TuneUp homepage

To clean your mislabeled music, click the Clean Your Mislabeled Music link and drag your songs in the window. It will clean up your mess automatically. After it’s done, you will be shown the results of the clean up. Click Save All button to save your cleaned up music in your iTunes.

cleaned up music

Below are screenshots of my iTunes Music library before and after using TuneUp to clean my music.

messed up itunes songs

my cleaned up music

Click on Find Your Missing Cover Art and it shows the number of albums in your music collection that are missing the cover art, in my case there were 79 albums(that’s a lot). Tune Up detected all missing cover arts for me automatically as you can see from the screenshot below.

cover art tune up

You can select which cover art to choose for an album manually, or you can simply click Save All button to save all album cover art at once. Below are the screenshots of my music albums before and after TuneUp found the missing cover art.

before cover art

after cover art

Watch TuneUp in action below.

They say TuneUp is your music collection’s new best friend, I say TuneUp is your music collection’s girlfriend. Once you get used to it, it’s impossible to live without it. Enjoy!


  1. Ok I have to admit that I try tuneup first and just crashes all the time while Tenorshare Music Cleanup did it right the first time at least on the test trial.

  2. This worked great on itunes…. but when i click and drag stuff to other parts of my computer (a folder or usb drive things like that) it shows up as how it was before it was cleaned up
    how do i do it permanently?

    • If you select all your itunes songs after having your library fixed, then go to “convert idv3 tags” and convert them all – it takes the changes and write it to the actual song file itself – so moving the song/ album to a new computer/ new library will have the updated idv3 tag stuff.

  3. i have tune up gold what a waist my music file is to big 125 k songs took 4 days running on a amd 1090t 6core with 16 gig ram 2 super talent ssd on raid 0 420 mb transfer 12 md net then thats just part 1 it can only be used on 1 pc you do get to transfer it 1 time to differnt pc but thats it befor you rebuy it hint go to user app data and copy the tuneup medi file and past on other pc to hack transfer it so it will work with out loseing your key

  4. I have a question about tune up.

    I love this system it has helped a lot.

    However, a few songs don’t have artwork. But all albums do. Is their a way I can firgure out what songs are missing artwork rather than the albums themselves?

  5. LOL. I have used this before. More fuckin’ around than anything. I switched to MediaMonkey Gold. Go hunt @ the forums and check out the scripts that you can download to fix your tags. I have over 5,000 albums that weren’t tagged properly, and I did it in a few hours with MediaMonkey and its scripts. Theres nothin’ better than a tidy Music Collection.

    • TuneUp and MediaMonkey are two different services, TuneUp is an add-on for iTunes while MediaMonkey is not. This post is targeted to those who are using iTunes, and secondly MediaMonkey is not available for Mac. So you can be the judge here ?

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