Adding [year] at beginning of album

Hi there,

For years I've been tagging my music with [year] at the beginning of the album title. Eg the album "How to Be a Human Being" is tagged as "[2016] How to Be a Human Being".

It's a quite a lot of work to carry this out manually for every album. Is there a way I could use MP3Tag to automate this/batch tag a large amount of MP3s?

Many, many thanks

Try an action of the type "Format value" or Convert>Tag-Tag for ALBUM
Format string: '['%year%']' %album%
(Run this action only once per album as you would otherwise get a duplicated year at the beginning.)

Thank you so much! That's exactly what I was after.Working perfectly!

If I may, how would I perform the inverse, in order to remove the [year] at the beginning of the album tag?

Try an action of the type "Guess value"
Source string: %album%
Target string: %dummy%] %album%

Brilliant! I should've joined this forum years ago.

Thank you again for the help

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