Doug, That works great! Since I don't want the actual audio files - am I correct that once the Album has been added to the database with this technique, I just delete the attached audio files?
Basically, is there no way to just import the album data without the files being attached?
And, you mentioned to be sure the auto organize was turned off --- which option ---- is it AUDIO>Auto Organize? Since this was a test database with nothing in it, that option was grayed out. But after I scanned in the first album, the option was available. I did notice there is an Auto-Organize on the "Attach Audio Files" but not on the Add Audio Files so I'm guessing if the Album is already in the database you use the "Attach" and if not, use "Scan Folders>Add."
I did work a little with the "File>Import>Excel" but that takes a lot of manipulation of the spreadsheet data.
Your suggestion about a new database worked well --- I think I may use the Scan>Add Audio Files into a separate database and then remember how to move those records over to my main database (back to the Videos where I think you demonstrated that technique.
Since I'm new to the audio files -- where are they? I went into tools>Options>Default Folders>Audio Files and created a new folder on a separate drive. After I scanned and Added Audio Files, I checked the new folder and its empty. Are they still in the iTunes folders? Am I confusing "Add" vs "Attach" for the audio files? When do audio files go into the Default Audio Folder?