Organizing a Music Library

Written by Nilsa Cleland (last updated September 16, 2021)

Music is known as a stress releaser. Everyone enjoys listening to music in some form or other. Knowing how to organize your music library can produce endless hours of melodious tunes to lower life's stresses.

  • System. Are you addicted to your iPod? Do you store your music to your computer or do you prefer saving your music to a CD? Do you purchase your CDs and then throw them in your closet to store them? Whatever method you choose, let it be useful for your own personal music library. Download your MP3s to your iPod or your online music library. Do not lose your favorite tunes due to the lack of downloading to a storage unit.
  • Location. Locate an area on your bookshelf for your music. Once you decide where you would like to place your music library the next step is to decide what music you would like to place on your bookshelf. A method to store your music is by genre. Place like music categories together for easy access.
  • Method. Alphabetize your music within your genre either by singer, composer, or music title. Finding music in your library can become a snap! If you have a favorite CD or sheet music you enjoy hearing repeatedly, place those CDs or sheet music to the front of your music library. Once you have taken in all you can of your favorite music, place the musical piece on your bookshelf in the appropriate genre, singer, composer, or music title. An excellent method to store your music is to download your music to your computer library. Most computers have music applications that will store your CDs to a computerized music library. A copy of your music can be printed and stored in a file or notebook that holds an index of all of your favorite music.
  • Variations. With the many variations of music, artists, and musical interpretations tunes continue to be a source of innovation. Finding a method that will update your music is imperative. Finding a simple notebook or simple Windows application to input all the music you have can keep your music consistently updated for quick reference and download to the many music devices available to consumers.
  • Labeling. Tagging music with the appropriate artist and cover art can quickly be transferred to computer libraries. Printing the information to a manual table of content identifying all of your music and the location can be done expediently due to the amazing audio technology available.

Music is here to stay. Finding a great way to find, update, and store your music is crucial to an effective music library. Go ahead put the headphones on and enjoy the many melodies in your music library!

Author Bio

Nilsa Cleland

Nilsa is currently working on her first novel. She is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and poems of which one has been published in a book of poetry. She and her husband reside in the foothills of one of Colorado's most beautiful mountains. ...


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