Deleting genres from iTunes’ pull-down menu


Q: Is it possible to delete unwanted genres from iTunes’ pull-down genre selection menu? I currently have 51 genres in this list, but I only use a small set of them. Can this list be reduced? Some of them I want to remove are simply misspellings that I’ve done before (Clasical, Harcore), but others are genres I simply have no interest in. Thanks!

– Chandler

A: The current versions of iTunes remove any genre from the list for which there are no songs currently in your library. Thus, your misspelled genres should disappear from the list as soon as you fix the songs that belong to them in your Music Library. However, the genres which come standard in iTunes’ list cannot be edited out.

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Jerrod H.

Jerrod was a contributing editor at iLounge. He mostly wrote articles about iTunes and iPod accessories. He was known for his in-depth knowledge of both topics and was often able to provide readers with unique insights into the world of Apple products.