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iTunes: Can I change the 'description' field in 'get info' for an entire album in one go? As a batch?

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Hi,

Most fields under 'get info' I can change as a batch (e.g. the 'comment' field or the 'album artist' field). But when I select an entire album and I go to 'get info' then there's no 'description' field which I could change.

Thanks in advance,

HA
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by:nickg5
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Hello H A,
Do you have iTunes 11:

Take a look at this discussion:
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All applies to entire albums and playlists as well as individual songs, or an arbitrary selection of multiple songs. It even works with songs from a shared library on another Mac or on a connected device.

http://www.macosxtips.co.uk/index_files/category-itunes.php
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by:H A
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Hello nickg5,
Thanks for the link and I'm running iTunes 12.01.26. Read through the article, read a few interesting tips, but couldn't find anything about the description field.
Thanks again,
HA
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Would this question about "albums" be related to your issue?

iTunes 12 no longer has Get Info setting to apply album name to all tracks.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6607416

There may be users on that Apple forum that can assist you further.
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by:H A
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nickg5: Thanks, but this discussion is about the 'album' tag, not the 'description' tag.

I would assume that there must be a way to change the 'description' tag for multiple songs in one go (in a batch), but I can't figure out how to do it.

Anyone any ideas?
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You could ask a question on that Apple forum.
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iTunes 12 Tagging Issues

 https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6615046
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Try that and see if you get some positive results.
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by:H A
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Thanks nickg5, the link you have just posted has answered my question. It's not possible any more to batch edit the description tag in iTunes 12. Unfortunately.
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