iTunes uses an online database to store CD track information, known as the Gracenote CD Database. iTunes and Windows media player do NOT read any CD-Text that may be embedded on your disc.
When album information is displayed on a computer, it is a result of your CD being registered with the Gracenote or AllMusic databases. The Gracenote database provides album information to the following media players: iTunes, WinAmp, Quintessential Media Player, and Finder (Mac OS). The AllMusic database provides album information to the following media players: Windows Media Player, Rhapsody, and Real Music Player.
Please note: Gracenote registration is included with our Distribution Bundle packages.
If you have not purchased one of our Distribution Bundles, you can register your album by following these steps:
- AllMusic Registration – http://www.allmusic.com/product-submissions.
For more information about Gracenote registration: https://www.gracenote.com/music/music-recognition/
A similar but different technology is that of CD-Text, which shows album information that is actually encoded on your supplied master disc. CD-Text will only display on players that support it. The most common CD-Text capable players available today are aftermarket car stereos.