Ignore specific tags



I’d like to tell beets to never change/write/delete a specific tag (in my case “genre”) in my files. How do I do that?
I don’t really care what beets does with that tag in the database, I just want to be absolutely sure that that tag is never added, removed or overwritten in my files.


We don’t have an option exactly like that. But it should be possible to write a plugin that intercepts writes and reversed any updates to certain tags—the zero plugin might be a good place to start if you’re curious.


Not that I can help, but for what it’s worth I’d like to say I’d appreciate this feature too.


I’m also looking for such a feature.