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How to Delete Duplicates and Fix Track Info in macOS Music App

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How to remove duplicates from iTunes

How to clean up your Music app library

With the introduction of macOS Catalina came the breaking down of iTunes into 3 new apps: Music, Podcasts and TV.

When browsing through your Music App library, you may notice issues such as duplicate songs, songs with missing or incorrect metada, or tracks where the original file is missing.

Fear not, help is at hand! To clear your Music app of duplicates, mislabelled songs and broken tracks quickly and efficiently, we recommend using Tune Sweeper. This program gives you full control of which tracks are deleted, leaving you with your desired version (and loads more space on your Mac)!

Tune Sweeper was originally created for use with iTunes, but now also supports the Music app on macOS Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey and Ventura.

How to remove duplicates from the macOS Music app:

  1. Download and install Tune Sweeper on your Mac.
  2. Launch Tune Sweeper.
  3. Click "Search for Duplicates". Tune Sweeper for macOS Catalina Music app
  4. Set your Duplicate Search Criteria.
  5. Click "Search for Duplicates" to begin the search. Find duplicate music in Catalina Music app
  6. Automatically select tracks to remove by setting a "Keep Selection Preference", or manually check tracks to remove.
  7. Once your selection has been made, click "Remove Duplicates".
    Remove duplicate music from Catalina Music app
  8. Click to confirm! Confirm removal

Takeaways

So now you know how to clean up your Music App library on macOS Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey or Ventura.

Using the "Keep Selection Preference" feature makes it easy to automatically select all tracks to remove based on your chosen criteria.

Without access to this powerful tool, you could spend hours manually going through your library trying to pick out the tracks you want to delete out of a similar bunch.

Tune Sweeper is key to efficiently completing this process; however, it also has many more useful functions! Why not explore the app further to discover features like fixing incorrect track information, downloading artwork, and removing missing tracks.

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