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After an exhilarating day where we had more than 2700 entries and 800 comments for EASEUS Partition Master Pro giveaway, Day 13 of TechPP Mega Christmas Giveaway will present to you an opportunity to win a free license of TuneUp Gold, a must have utility if you are a music lover.

TuneUp is a companion app to iTunes which is able to scan the first few seconds of a track, compare it to the Gracenote catalog in order to identify it, then fills in your missing data automatically and it grabs album art as well. For serious music fans (that use iTunes), it could be a must-have application. TuneUp provides the functionality (for a fee) what I believe should have been there by default in iTunes.


TuneUp’s greatest asset is that it works seamlessly with iTunes (for Mac and PC). With TuneUp hooked on to the right side of the iTunes program, you drag “dirty,” or mislabeled, songs into a box, and the software identifies songs by taking clues from information you’ve embedded in your music, as well as sampling the song’s digital fingerprint.

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The interface is simple and intuitive. Upon launching iTunes, a sidebar appears with four tabs labeled “Clean”, “Cover Art”, “Tuniverse”, and “Concerts”. TuneUp’s biggest draw are the Clean and Cover Art tabs, which utilize the Gracenote database. To use each, the user simply selects a batch of songs and drags them to the appropriate field. Each song is quickly analyzed, and the program presents a number of possible matches for the user to either apply or discard. The program will attempt to identify the song in question after which it will group it as positively, probably, or not identified.

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Trust me, this app is super-fast. I was amazed to see how easily and quickly it was able to identify and fetch the details & cover art of so many songs in my iTunes library. Check out the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ snapshots of my iTunes library to know what exactly it can do and how organized your iTunes library would look.

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In practice the cleaning functionality works well. Even after stripping all ID3 data embedded in MP3s from a portion of my music library, TuneUp was able to correctly identify songs at least 95% of the time. In addition to cleanup, as a way to offer long-term value, TuneUp has included a number of recommendation features. ‘Tuniverse’ presents you with the best music content from the web contextualized around what’s playing in iTunes. ‘Concerts’ presents a basic calendar that lists any upcoming events in a region.

A word of caution though, the utility doesn’t always work perfectly. It won’t always find meta data, and it may not be able to find album art for everything. Sometimes it will find correct meta data and the right album art, but when you select that album art icon, the larger preview has an error and does not display the right picture. This happens for just 10% of the songs in your library on an average, so just be sure to check out the recommendations properly and do not rely on TuneUp completely to fix your iTunes library. With these minor issues, I would still rate this utility as ‘Very Good’. It delivers what it promises to do at the end of the day.

I’d recommend TuneUp for anyone with a library in need of help. Whether you need album art or correct meta data, TuneUp can help. The iPhone and iPod Touch both display album art while playing music, so it’s useful to have it be correct.

There is a free version of TuneUp available to test out. It’s limited to 100 song fixes and 50 album art fixes, which may not actually be enough to fix the problems in your library. TuneUp will costs users $20 a year or $30 for a lifetime purchase. For the readers of TechPP, i.e YOU, TuneUpMedia are providing a 15% flat discount on your purchase of yearly or lifetime licenses. When you are registering, make sure you use the Promo code “TECHPP” to avail the discount (offer expires 1/10/10).

TuneUp Gold – Free Licenses Giveaway

We have 10 Free licenses of TuneUp Gold Yearly plan to be given away. As always, you are required to leave a comment below mentioning why you would like to win a free license. 10 lucky winners will be chosen randomly and will be mailed about the license details. Make sure you enter a valid eMail address when you are leaving your comments in the form below.

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  • Alan

    Wow, this looks impressive. I’d love to try this out. I’m a musician myself, and am always looking for new music and things to find inspiration, and my itunes library looks completely pathetic. :P And this looks like it could increase overall productivity, data organization, and recognition. Great for someone that needs to quickly recognize a song or album, or that has a huge library that is not kept perfectly organized.

    Count me in. ;)

    Many thanks to RajuPP and for the develops of TuneUP Gold for hosting/sponsoring this giveaway.
    Good luck to those that enter!

  • http://www.dnyanesh.com Dnyanesh Mankar

    I have 349 GB of songs whose labels are messed up. I need a savior!

  • lylia

    i m the 1 st
    please count me in

  • http://pcsplace.com Prasanth Chandra

    I got an iPod and I use iTunes. This will be useful for me. Count me in.

  • fred derf

    hello
    I’d like to use it to optimize my computer
    please send me a license

  • Sonu Meena

    Plz give me

    i have 8gb ipod nano

    so plz give me its a very use full for me

  • http://www.raymond.cc/forum/freebies/16297-techpp-mega-christmas.html#post135948 Satyajit

    I really listen a lot of music.i am using iTunes but want to use it because you yourself have said

    “Trust me, this app is super-fast. I was amazed to see how easily and quickly it was able to identify and fetch the details & cover art of so many songs in my iTunes library”

    http://www.raymond.cc/forum/freebies/16297-techpp-mega-christmas.html#post135948

  • http://www.malatidicalcio.it doc

    I already have TuneUp, but my license is going to expire very soon, I need it badly! :-)

  • Sergio Rizzi

    looks original!

  • Dror

    I want this license very much.
    Thank you
    Dror

  • ADDRiVER

    I hope i have luck

  • clydeman

    I’ll try my luck to get one of these for my son.

  • relly

    well, i got an ipod touch, this one will be very useful, i hope ,i’ll get one key so i can manage my music collection,thanks alot….

  • JIMMYLEE

    Try my luck to get one key .And thanks for sharing

  • Leslie Winder

    TuneUp Gold is the perfect compliment to iTunes and it would be a joy to use this super-organizer to fix up my iTunes Library.Great giveaway.

  • Vertigo

    I have about 100 gb of music that needs this tool! Would definetly love to give it a try! Thanks!

  • http://rollom.com rollom

    Thanks TechPP sharing,I hope I can get one key.

  • Zorro

    Looks like a good program… Would be nice to have it.

  • mickay

    The software would make my life much more easier as it is really hard to manage tons of MP3s.

  • bivas brahma

    i also want to try my luck,so count me too

  • naveen

    wow! looks cool,would love to have such an app for my ipod..count me in for this.
    thanx raju

  • ibheck

    nice sofware for listening music thanks :)

  • ck

    wana to try this software..
    thanx a lots ya..

  • nmh

    Thanks TechPP
    I hope I can get one key.

  • sharath

    i would try my luck

  • talshl

    Please give me license for this.
    I really appreciate it.
    Thanks
    talshl

  • dennis

    I just have 15,000 songs and counting, that’s true nokia just gave me 4 free songs that i haven,t downloaded yet.
    ps thanks for the EASEUS Partition Master Pro

  • http://www.facebook.com/ecsjjgg Johan Gustavsson

    I hope I’ll win a license…

  • Philip Paradisis

    Will sure help keep my ever-expanding music collection organized!

  • Terry

    Opportunity to manage music on my PC. Count me in. Thanks.

  • Jay Presley

    I love to have this for my Ipod and catalog my songs.

  • k19s

    Hi, I currently use iTunes to manage my music and it doesn’t have lots of functions, so I hope I’ll win one to my life much more easier.

    Thanks

  • http://acarossa.web.id Aang

    I don’t have iPod nor iTunes. Meant I don’t deserve this?

  • Sean

    I would enjoy a license as I cannot find half the art for my collection.
    Thanks

  • SmogHog

    This looks like a nice app for my mucic collection.

  • Diana Ringo

    Hi, I use iTunes because I have an iPod Touch. I would love to win this program because I have a lot of mp3 files that don’t have the correct metadata and this would be great tool for me.

  • pzam77a

    I can use TuneUp Gold to fill in missing information from my music files.

  • Harold Short

    I have never used Itunes however this looks great, and will be willing to use it.

  • HNicolai

    My iTunes has always been full of songs with missing info, I really need a tool like this!

    Thanks for a opportunity like this :D

  • Glenn Flores

    Nice looking interface, great functionality, very useful program!

  • Marion Shaw

    wow. this is what i was hoping to be part of the giveaway!

  • MerleOne

    Hi,
    I have to retag most of my Vinyle collection that I am in the process of converting to mp3. This would help a lot

  • raccoear

    Merry Christmas!!!! i want this apps. Mabuhay!

  • Tal

    I want this tuneup application, I am working today with competitors and I want to start working with that.

    Thank you very much in advanced,
    Tal

  • Mark Henter

    This would be great for use at our church!

  • naveen

    very nice software, I hope to win this software.

  • plz360

    I have a 16 year old girl do I need to say more.There is not a computer she cant destroy!!

  • Gio

    questo sito è il più bello sito che io abbia visitato.
    non riesco più a farne ammeno è molto interessante,tutto cio che è INGLESE,ho trovato dei prodotti interessanti
    CIAO GRAZIE MOLTO

  • Sujay

    great.. i want one licence..

  • maxwell

    I was amazed to see how easily and quickly this software was able to identify and fetch the details cover art of so many songs in my iTunes library.

  • hideipuser

    This app will help me to organize the music files. I would like to have a license.

  • SHASHANK

    i have many songs and love music so i want one,please give me one

  • Denis C.

    I have an iPod and i would like to try this software in complementary with iTunes. It will be very useful if i win a license. Thanks a lot!

    P.S. Thanks for the yesterdays giveaway

  • Raymond

    Count me in !

  • Ryan

    I would want to win this because of the ability to do unlimited cleans on my music collection.

  • Linu

    got 1 ton of music that needs pic and proper tagging. I need one.Pls consider me thanks.

  • Olga

    This software is needed by every person who has mp3 files. I want one. regards,.

  • http://binterest.com/ Malvinder Virdi

    Give it to me….. I am a music lover and it is all messed on my laptop

  • Alan Timtiman

    Can I have one? I want to have one of it and I think it is really a great program and I love music.

  • coelco

    Thanks TechPP sharing,I hope I can get one key too.

  • Willem

    This is just the right tool I need now for my vast music collection. It should speed up the seemingly endless work of restoring identification and organizing them in my preferred way.

    Thank you.

  • Ray

    the cd’s I converted before itunes are a mess of incomplete and missing info

  • Doug

    I use 2 different programs to do all that TuneUp Gold does.

    Would LOVEEEE to have a license.

  • amon

    I hope that I shall win a license this time.

  • Keith

    I have 64gb of songs to clean up! Help!

  • ha14

    I always heared about it but never had a chance to use it, thanks for this contest

  • azziz

    This is a musthave to reorganize media on the pc

  • Mervin

    I am just here to thank techpp for this giveaway. thank you very much

  • VJN

    Please add me also to the giveaway.

  • Ande

    This would be nice software to have asnd use.

  • chang

    please include me..
    thanx..

  • ixl247

    charlie bit me

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      Thanks but no thanks. you are banned from this and future giveaways

  • paulcrousel

    I missed an opportunity some time ago in a contest and hope I will get luckier, to remove duplicated songs this soft is the ideal candidats

  • vhick

    I really find a software that detect for the duplicate as I have hundreds of songs. I found this software and try the trial. And I found that its really good. And not that all. Tuneup Gold manage all my songs in my ipod. I really relieve in my part. I hope I could win the full version..

    Thank you very very much TechPP for the great software…

  • http://twitter.com/pixelnated pixelnated

    I hope you pick me because I like turtles and the rock and/or roll music. I have a lot of tunes that need to be spanked into shape like the naughty soundtracks to my life they are.

    Thanks for your continued support. I’ll leave a light on for you.

  • Virna

    ‘Cause i’m a MAC lover, but can’t afford it, so i’m settling with all MAC-like appz&stuff..!!

  • giglman

    Gold is golden, the best, and i want it …

  • mlweg3

    this would be nice, but so would have yesterday’s i never recieved.

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      Please check yesterday’s giveaway post again, my apologies.

  • Vickie Riddle

    Question: Can you only use this app if you have itunes? Sorry if I missed the answer in the review. Thank you for all the info and the great giveaways. You Rock Raju!!

  • Carl

    Thanks, looks like this would do wonders for my collection!

  • Halil

    I really need this great software.

  • Varun

    Cause I need it…..
    And by the way nice job giving away free gifts like this….

  • BlogWurm

    This app looks nice and very useful for my music collection.
    Thanks for your offer.

  • downfall21

    This sure would make sorting over 2 terabytes of mp3′s alot faster.

  • Humzai

    I have used tuneup and love it. I need tuneup and have been wanting to buy it but I keep on forgetting to get in on their deals.

  • Humzai

    I love the app and would really like to get a full version. This might be a duplicate and if it is sorry.

  • AJW

    This would be great for organizing the music library!

  • Raku

    Hey really i want this utility please please send me one key hope to get lic soon

  • Harsh

    I Have Got an 160 Gb ipod annd its almost sull of music which is all messed up so i think this program will be helpfull in arranging the mess .

    Thanks

  • Vinod

    I recently downloaded iTunes and am getting used to it. This would be a perfect add on to that. Thanks.

  • vicky lee

    Thank you for making someone’s day! I’ll take my chances, too.

  • marian25

    This is good for children.I’m not intrested.

  • bill ehm

    oh man could I truly use this app!! Hava a gazillion mp3s with no covers or worse, few details except track number. Can you help me out here? Please!!

  • Thunder

    Oh this is so awesome! I would love one.

  • Tom

    Perhaps it can save me time. Did not clean up my lbrary because of the expected lengthyness of the process.
    So count me in.

  • Magnus103i

    I’d love to have one.Thank You.

  • Lee

    Looks cool – may resurect my faith in i-tunes – please give me a license!

  • http://yazilim-kampanyalari.blogspot.com my_immortalize

    count me in please..

  • http://noor-ridhwan.blogspot.com ridhwan

    please i want to experience with it!!

  • V.S.

    Needed to fix up my itunes library.

  • David

    Thanks, I’d like to use this to organize my music.

  • Vijay

    Great! Count me in!

  • Hans

    Interesting software! I need a license, please, Thanks.

  • Naruto_thf90

    I wish i have TuneUp Gold :D

  • dominate

    i would love to try this.. count me in

  • yaser

    Thanks for this offer

    regards,

  • stammer

    I’ll try my luck with this. Include me please. Thanks.

  • Dan

    This would certainly help me as I try to get grips with my 300mb collection of music!

  • Pratik Daga

    Hey Raju… I want this because of its speed! It really gets the album arts in seconds.. Hope I win a license

  • Harfiyanto

    I really want it !

  • Alex

    i want it

  • fensie

    Hi .. first timer in here .. got to know frm raymond .cc. forum

    Would like to try this software since it is good.

  • Nders

    I have about 400+ songs, half of them having duplicates… in my music folder… cos i need to sync them into iphone but still wanna archive their lossless. desperately need this app to sort stuffs out for me :)

  • Flameo

    Hello, Im in big need of this program because of the type of music I listen to isnt really as known as some other things.
    So you can imagine trying to sort out the ID3 Tags of the 1000 – 2000 song range on your own is insanely hard.
    Needless to say this would be a massive help to me.

    Whats funny about this though, is I just found out about this program like literally 15 minutes ago and I bumped into this giveaway. O_o

  • BadLuckLuke

    As a music lover, I REALLY hope to win this one!!!

  • http://www.paganlounge.com Rob

    Please count me in for this giveaway. Thanks

  • Matias Aquino

    I would love to give some order to my maaany GB of music! Thanks!

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      Thanks guys. The giveaway has ended now. Winners will be announced in a day or 2.

  • Cheri

    This would be a great help to organize music.

  • xZu

    Great,i’m in.

  • http://lou007.jimdo.com/ louman578

    The best tunning tool for windows…

    I wanna win :)

  • Steve Carlson

    i would like to use tune up gold for my large music collection. please consider me. thank you

  • http://www.briansenecal.com Brian Senecal

    I NEED this….so many unidentified tracks

  • http://jophster.com Joseph Middleton

    Because at the moment its Santa’s UNlucky dip in my library. :(
    Count me in!

  • http://www.gason.com.ar Gason

    I have lots of songs looking for an identity… They deserve to know who they really are

    Please help them!

  • harsha

    i don’t have a good album art downloader, and of all tuneup seems to be very well integrated with itunes.

  • yaser

    Thanks for this offer

    Regards,
    Yaser

  • Kymberlie R. McGuire

    I have three drives with random and assorted mp3s that I’ve saved all over the place and this is one of the few things that might help me get my music collection in order.

  • tej

    Hi! This will come in every useful for my large music collection!!

  • Michael

    I got an iPod and I use iTunes. This will be useful for me.

  • Wesley

    I have lots of chinese and english songs, it works w/ chinese songs too, i love it!

  • jez

    ten years of mp3 collecting from times of audiogalaxy and napster and I have about half of my library titled as “track 01″ or “artist”, I could need tune up gold badly :)

  • kal

    I just got a new iPod and need to sort out all my tracks…

  • Dralle

    I just got new iPod nano 5g and I desperately need this awsome program to manage and tide up my music. I’ve been trying the trial for few hours now and I’m thrilled. I need it so much! :)))
    Please count me in, I never win anything. :/

  • David

    Must have TuneUp to clean music library. The gods of Rock have been angered by sketchy song tags. They must be appeased! It’s either this or sacrificing endless hours toiling away at cleaning music time better spent doing other things. Only TuneUp can save me now.

  • MrJohnGalt

    I would like to win a license for this software because I am always intrigued by new and innovative software such as this.

  • Antony

    Make Have it ? I Have an Ipod Video

  • Fabian

    Wow i can’t believe there are offers like this one! I want to get this app because i have alot of songs and its very difficult and would take alot of time to set up my itunes library. Plus, i dont want to screw up my computer by downlaoding some fake download of this. I hope im one of those 10 lucky winners!…Thanks, even if i don’t win for given me this chance!

  • DJ

    I need this untility because my itunes is full of “tracks” which are just number and I can’t tell which music is which.

  • greg

    i need this because my itunes is a mess

  • Catalina zuluaga

    I have a really big colection of cd’s with no artist name or tracks. Tuneup will relly help me organize my Itunes so i can enjoy my favorite music on my iphone and ipod :)

  • Lore

    i need this…because I LOVE MUSIC and without this all is messed up