Putting all my filed* music on to my iPad and exploring it with the “Genre” navigator reveals to me the following:
- Alternative & Punk: 43 songs
- Australian Pop**: 165 songs
- Australian Rock: 622 songs
- Classical: 136 “songs” (really movements)
- Classical Crossover: 25 songs
- Comedy: 56 songs
- Country: 80 songs
- Folk: 104 songs
- Holiday: 15 songs
- Jazz: 20 songs
- Latin: 52 songs
- Musical: 304 songs
- New Age: 135 songs
- Pop: 280 songs (non-Australian)
- R&B/Soul: 20 songs
- Rock: 1059 songs (non-Australian)
- Soundtrack: 544 songs
- Steampunk***: 13 songs
- Swing: 46 songs
- World: 42 songs
I still have a bunch of CDs to rip which will add stuff, mostly in the Soundtrack and Classical genres. I prioritised ripping popular music when I started the long process. The iPad (and iTunes) has these cool genre icons for most of these, but very annoyingly doesn’t have one for Musical. Nor Swing. (Nor Steampunk, but that’s kind of understandable.) It’d be nice if there was an easy way to add custom genre icons (of which there are lots), but apparently you need to dig through the guts of jailbroken code to do so, which isn’t my idea of fun.
* What’s the right word here? It’s not “digitised” because music on CDs I haven’t ripped is already digital. It’s not “ripped” because I’ve bought and downloaded many songs that aren’t ripped from CDs.
** Yes, I sub-genre-fy my pop and rock stuff into Australian and non-Australian. It helps split up two large categories into more manageable and searchable chunks.
*** Yes, Steampunk! I grabbed a free concept album. Some of it’s pretty good. “Clockwork Heart” in particular is brilliant.