iTunes saving the same artist in 2 different ways alphabetically

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by west.kun, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. west.kun macrumors newbie

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    This is making me nuts! Here's my issue: I recently added an album by "A Fine Frenzy" into my iTunes library. It automatically saved the first 4 tracks under "A" for A fine frenzy. The remainder of the album is saved under "F" for a Fine Frenzy. All previous tracks by this artist have fallen into "F", so why did 4 of these tracks fall into "A"??? All info is the same, all the same spelling, etc. What's going on?!?!:eek:
     
  2. devburke Guest

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    I’d say check the tags for things like Sort Artist, Album Artist, and Sort Album Artist
     
  3. west.kun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried

    Yea I've tried that, unfortunately. I've right clicked and checked/compared all the track info...it all seems to be consistent.
     
  4. devburke Guest

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    Hm. I had an issue once where some tracks were imported with different capitalization than the rest that I had, and for some reason that was sorting differently, even after I changed it. What I found fixed it was selecting everything by that artist and changing the artist to something random, then hitting ok so it actually changed. Then I changed it back to what it was actually supposed to be, and it all sorted together. You could try that.
     
  5. G-Prime macrumors member

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    I am having the same problem. It was happening in iTunes 8 for me as well, I was hoping that iTunes 9 would fix it.
     
  6. west.kun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope

    thanks for the suggestion, which I have now tried and it didn't fix it! Any other suggestions out there?? :confused:
     
  7. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    You probably did, but just double checking in case. Did you actually check the tags under "Sorting", not just the info tab?
     
  8. west.kun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    got it!

    Ok, perfect! So I found that under the sorting name it wasn't consistent. Thanks for the help!:D
     

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