Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Today I found out that when searching in iTunes, it doesn't include words in songtitles that are between parentheses. I have lots of remixed songs and they always mention the artist between parentheses. I like the new style of searching, this way I can quickly add artists and albums to 'play now', so I don't want to change that.

Is there any way to search words between parentheses too?

Kind regards. (iTunes 11.0.1, Mountain Lion.)

share|improve this question
I have this problem too, but to clarify: iTunes does search for words in between parentheses, only as long as they are not immediately before or after parentheses. For example, if you have a song called "Derezzed (Avicii Remix Vocal Edit)", iTunes will not find it if you search for "Avicii" or "Edit", but it will find it if you search for "Remix" or "Vocal". – Nick Chammas Mar 10 '13 at 10:28

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.