# Tags --- ###### [[User Guide|Roon User Guide]] > Editing and Grooming Your Collection > Tags Tags are a great way to organize your collection, giving you quick access to _just_ the right music. You can tag almost anything in Roon, and it's easy to get started. Roon's Tags feature was designed to be fast, easy, and endlessly flexible. For example, you can use Tags to: - Organize music for a party (by tagging artists or genres) - Keep track of music from a certain source (ie, _HD Tracks_, or _Bandcamp_) - Remember context (ie, _Recommended By Brian_, or _Music From Summer 2000_) - Keep track of edits (ie, _Artists That Need Better Photos_) Roon's Tag functionality has been rewritten from the ground up for Roon 1.3, so read on for an overview of the feature and details of what's changed. ###### Jump To: - #### [What's Changed](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Tags#What_39_s_Changed_) - #### [Tag Browser](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Tags#Tag_Browser) - #### [Filtering By Tags](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Tags#Filtering_By_Tags) - #### [Tags and Profiles](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Tags#Tags_and_Profiles) - #### [Adding and Removing Tags](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Tags#Adding_tags) - #### [ROONALBUMTAG & ROONTRACKTAG](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Tags#ROONALBUMTAG_amp_ROONTRACKTAG) - #### [Automatically Added Tags](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Tags#Automatically_Added_Tags) - #### [Browsing Tags](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Tags#Browsing_Tags) <br> ## What's Changed? #### Tag Browser The biggest change to Tags in Roon 1.3 is the addition of the Tags browser. You can access the Tag browser from the sidebar: <img src='http://roon-kb.s3.amazonaws.com/8c47601a-f0cb-451d-b7ac-777f1fa32d72.png'/> <br> #### Filtering By Tags In addition to browsing everything you've tagged, you can also dig deep into the content of your Tags using Roon's normal browsers. Focus on a tag by clicking at the top of the browser: <img src='http://roon-kb.s3.amazonaws.com/74f1efd9-236f-488f-ba8a-c71bc5a7d1fe.png'/> When focusing on tags, you'll not only see the albums you've tagged, but also albums from artists you've tagged, or albums that contain compositions by Composers you've tagged. <br> #### Tags and Profiles Starting with 1.3, tags can also be profile specific. This means you can create tags that are either "shared" with other members of your household, or that are only visible to you. You can always edit the "ownership" of a tag from the Tag details screen, by clicking the "three dots" button. <img src='http://roon-kb.s3.amazonaws.com/1a99269a-fcd8-4e6e-b496-80c65f5a488d.png'/> If you've previously created tags, they will be "shared" tags, meaning they're accessible to all profiles. <br> ## Adding tags You can add tags to Artists, Albums, Tracks, Composers, Works, Playlists, Genres, or other Tags by clicking the "three dots" button: <img border src='http://roon-kb.s3.amazonaws.com/656535e0-64b2-488f-a25b-21954f13811a.png'/> On many pages, you can also tag content by clicking the Tags button: <img src='http://roon-kb.s3.amazonaws.com/be6527ec-a3ae-4168-996d-768c6db8430e.png'/> You can also tag multiple items at one time by [selecting](https://kb.roonlabs.com/FAQ:_How_do_I_select_songs_or_albums%3F_What_can_I_do%3F) them and choosing _Add To Tag_ from the selection bar. In all these cases, Roon will open the Manage Tags screen: <img src='http://roon-kb.s3.amazonaws.com/b6306660-3b6f-4b88-b441-8181eb257c4a.png'/> From the Manage Tags screen you can: - Type in the _Search_ area to filter the list of Tags. - **Add A Tag**: Fill in the check box next to the Tag you want to apply, then click _Save_. - **Remove A Tag**: Uncheck the check box and click _Save_ to remove a tag from the content you've selected. - **Create A New Tag** - Click New Tag to create a new tag The _Manage Tags_ screen will also let you confirm what's been previously tagged. In the example screenshot above, 3 albums have been selected and you can see that: - Some of the content had been previously tagged as "_2016 Favorites_". - All of the content had been previously tagged as _Recommended By Brian_ - None of the content had been previously tagged as _Sunday Relaxation_ ### ROONALBUMTAG & ROONTRACKTAG Over the years, we've heard a lot of requests related to organizational systems -- many people attracted to Roon's library management have already been managing their libraries for years, and everyone has their own system. We've heard all sorts of suggestions related to how people might carry these systems over into Roon, and Roon 1.7 includes a kind of all-purpose "swiss army knife" feature for these cases. Going forward, any track that contains a `ROONTRACKTAG` or `ROONALBUMTAG` file tag will automatically be "tagged" inside of Roon at the album or track level, respectively. This is a hugely flexible tool for the importing of nearly any external organizational system. For example, say you have a folder called "HD Tracks Downloads", that you'd like to browse the inside Roon. Using your favorite file tag editor, just add ROONALBUMTAG to the files in that folder, with the value set to `HD Tracks Downloads`. <img src='http://roon-kb.s3.amazonaws.com/e50277f3-0876-4be7-a0a9-a0b52224efb0.png'/> Every album in the folder will automatically be tagged, and you'll be able to tag additional albums (or delete the tag from any album) in-app. <img src='http://roon-ikb.s3.amazonaws.com/de5bc9b5-9522-4c56-899c-c39fbc4e74c2.png'/> ## Automatically Added Tags If you have added [[TIDAL Collections|TIDAL]] to your library, then Tags corresponding to the Collection will be created automatically. For example, if you have added the Classical Collection, then a Tag called TIDAL:Classical will be created. ## Browsing Tags To find your tagged music, open any [[browser|Browsers]] and click <img src='http://roon-kb.s3.amazonaws.com/79bb29a3-16c3-4316-bc66-814718f6ddcf.png'/>, which will allow you to Focus on your various tags. You can also view the contents of your Tags by visiting the [Tags browser](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Tags#Tag_Browser).
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