iTunes Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PatrickW98, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. PatrickW98 macrumors 6502

    PatrickW98

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    I imported a album from a CD to iTunes yesterday. I only transfered 1 album, but for some reason iTunes shows them as 2 albums. Is there a way I can merge it into one album and not 2?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    iTunes uses 4 fields to determine which albums sort together:
    • Album
    • Album Artist
    • Sort Album
    • Sort Album Artist
    As long as all tracks have matching information in those tags, the album will sort together. So for albums with various artists, put the individual artist name in the Artist field, and put "Various Artists" in the Album Artist and Sort Album Artist fields. The album will sort together. If it doesn't immediately, remove the album from your library and re-add it.
     
  3. PatrickW98 thread starter macrumors 6502

    PatrickW98

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    It was sorted like that, but when I put it on my iPhone 4S it looks like this:

    The album is Loud - Rihanna.

    How can I fix this to make it one album?
     

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #4
    Go back and make sure the Album Artist and Sort Album Artist is "Rihanna" and not "Rihanna feat. Eminem", etc.
     
  5. PatrickW98 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is Rihanna feat. If I fix it to just Rihanna will it make it one album?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Make it "Rihanna" in the Album Artist field, and "Rihanna feat." in the Artist field. Then it will sort together. The same is true for albums where various artists contribute. Make it "Various Artists" for the Album Artist field, and put the individual artist in the Artist field.
     

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