How to get multiple artists to show up under one album Artist in iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by trevorplease, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. trevorplease macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2009
    I am trying to upload music on my iPhone with iTunes. I have a Tiesto album with multiple artists. I've researched for a day and tried everything, yet I can't get it to show up as one album.

    Tried checking "part of compilation"
    Tried Various Artists as album artist w/ regular Artist name in Artist field
    Tried Tiesto as album artist w/ regular Artist name in Artist field
    Double checked "Get Info" for any irregularities in tags.

    And on the iPhone Settings > Music > Group by Album Artist is set to ON.

    This is making me so angry that I have 20 different albums for 20 tracks of the same album. Tiesto is just an example, there are several other albums that are doing the same thing.
  2. Laucian Nailor macrumors member

    Laucian Nailor

    Oct 24, 2012
    I think I know what you are trying to get?

    If I have, say 'Now 1' as an album, I can see that in Album view and all tracks are listed with the artists showing against each individual track, if I go to Artist view, the full album appears in the grouping 'Various Artists'.

    Using 'Get Info'
    I make sure I select all the tracks on the album and:
    - Tick 'part of a compilation'
    - Set Album Artist to 'Various Artists'
    - Set Album to 'Now 1'

    I can then set within individual tracks:
    - Name as the song title
    - Track number in the album order
    - Artist as the individual artist performing that track

    This also works with multiple cd albums using the disk number field

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