Can you manage music on your Mac without using iTunes? Yes. And no. Like iPhoto, iTunes remains the storage database for music, movies, TV shows, Podcasts, internet radio, album art, and playlists.
That’s not likely to change even if you bite the bullet and add SongKong to your Mac. The claim to fame here is simply another way to manage music, finding missing artist information, update songs with album art, and add tags and rename audio files to your liking.
SongKong uses MusicBrainz and Discogs to match the details of your music to an online source, gathers album artwork from the Cover Art Archive, and lets you reorganize your music however you need.
Using SongKong is easy and the interface has no learning curve. Select the music folder you want to organize and tag, select the option Fix Songs, and let SongKong do the deed. It can even be set to watch a particular folder and as you add songs it can fix those, too.
SongKong isn’t free, but it’s a Godsend for Mac users (and Windows and Linux) with extensive iTunes music libraries that need to be cleaned up and organized properly.