How to Organize Your Music Library by Genre

Does your music collection look like a jungle? Sorting your books by genre is a great way to get them in order and find old favorites again. You can bring order to your sound chaos by following these steps.

The Garage Sale of Genres

Get Your Music

The first thing you need to do is find all of your music files, whether they’re on your computer, your phone, or an extra hard drive.

Storage Area

“The Big Sort” is where the magic takes place. Sort your songs by type. You can use tags that are already there or make your own. If you want to get more specific, think about subgenres within your big categories.

The Power of Tech Tools

Music Players

A lot of music players let you sort and search your library by type. Use these built-in tools to make it easy to find things in your collection.

Music Management Software

If you want to get really organized, you might want to look into music management software. These apps have powerful tools for creating playlists and tags.

More than Just Genre

Genre is a good place to start, but you should also look into other ways to organize your work. You could sort by singer, album, or even the year the song came out. You can also make your own playlists that don’t belong to any one genre based on your behavior or mood.


It feels great to be able to organize your music library by type. You’ll find old favorites, find secret gems, and remember how much fun it is to look through your music collection. Put on your work gloves, turn up the music, and get ready to turn your music library into a place where you can explore sounds!