Is there a good alternative for iTunes?

Episode 1178 (45:20)

Rick from Baltimore, MD

Rick s frustrated with iTunes. It seems to have a mind of its own. It wants to manage his own personal music and deletes some of it randomly. Is there a substitute that gives him more control over his music and podcasts? Unfortunately, iTunes has taken up all the air in the room in this category and most of the alternatives have dried up. But there are some third party programs to consider:

Leo also says he can tell iTunes to ignore his own folder, but then he won't be able to sync it. Leo hopes that once Beats relaunches, Apple will actually have a reworked version of iTunes. iTunes is bad enough on a Mac, and it's even worse on a PC.