The more music you collect in iTunes, the more you’ll need a good way of organizing it all. Otherwise, you’ll be constantly skipping through songs to get to the tracks you want. The way to keep things in order is with playlists, of which there are two kinds: normal and smart.
Now that music is in the cloud, the embarrassment of riches can lead to decision-making paralysis. What do I listen to now? Services like Pandora, Spotify, and Rdio can play you never-ending stations, but require fees, and the Genius Mix feature in iTunes is limited to music you actually own. Which is why Songza is my new jam.
Just like Rules and Smart Mailboxes in Mac OS X Mail, you can sort your iTunes media using rule-based criteria. There's a couple of ways to sort your iTunes music so that it's always playing at least five interesting playlists, so follow along as we whil your iTunes library into shape in just a few clicks.