If you are using Roon, organizing your folders by genre won’t do anything in Roon. I have a folder for lossy and one for lossless. Then I organize by artist/album…and that is overkill for Roon yet is enough for me to be able to locate what I need to locate.
What are you doing that requires you to organize by genre?
I am using MusicBrainz Picard. I like the way it organizes the albums together and the ease of use.
But as winders says. You can organize as much as you want, roon does not need it and you might up spending a lot of time organizing, without direct benefit in roon. Although for your own organization it might be worth the effort.
From my own experience. In the past I spent a lot of time organizing folders. Had all kinds of scripts, etc… now with roon, I just organize by artist and album, to have some structure, thats it.
on my nuc (with ubuntu) I have a 4tb external drive dedicated only to music. Inside the hard disk I have a folder with “Lossless” where I put all my CDs in flac and all the music I bought.
The problem is that there is too much chaos: currently I have divided the folders exactly like this:
Oldies (Blues, Jazz, Vocal)
Pop - Rock - Alternative
and inside they are divided by Artists.
Until now it works, but every time I buy or make a backup of my CDs, I get mad at where to put the music.
I was hoping there was a software that did this automatically, in the sense I put new music in a folder and he automatically (according to my tags) moves it to the correct folder.
All to have a certain logical thread in my head. For example, if I have to find Roxette, I already know that on my hard disc I am in “Pop - Rock - Alternative”, if I look for Dream Theater I already know that I am in Metal and so on
I used to use folders based on genre / artist but found that, in too many cases, artists spanned genres.
So I switched to the structure below. Creating subfolders based on artists names in alphabetical groupings makes it easier to manage (I have a large collection with nearly 1,800 artists). I find that naming Artist folders with Surname, Forename where appropriate (it doesn’t work for groups - but for those starting with The I treat this as a forename so Beatles go under B as Beatles, The).
I find this much easier to manage - fon’t have to remember, for example, which genre I originally put Neil Young in!