iTunes split my album when importing from CD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacAndy74, May 27, 2009.

  1. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    This is quite annoying. I was importing a CD into my iTunes collection. It's 1 album, yet it appears as about 4 different separate pieces of music in iTunes.

    Just wondering, is there a way to change this behavior in iTunes?
     

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  2. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Select all four separate albums and set the Album (!) Artist to Eminem.
     
  3. MacAndy74 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    :eek: That's a great tip, thanks a lot!!
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    You may find it useful to put the featured artists with the song name when removing them from the artist field.
     

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  5. Galley macrumors 65816

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    That's not necessary if you're using the Album Artist field properly.
     
  6. sbking macrumors member

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    I always tag them like this to prevent this

    Song Title (feat. Artist) - Main Artist

    It also makes scrolling through artists (on my iPod) easier, I hate having Artist feat. Artist everywhere while scrolling artists.
     
  7. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    That's another way. But I wouldn't say there is a proper way to use the Album artist field. Personally I don't use it at all. I have my own "proper" way to sort my music.
     
  8. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    That's how I do it as well. Artist selection doesn't get overcrowded, but a search still brings up all songs featuring the artist I searched for. I mainly use the Album Artist field for artist compilations which include tracks by other bands featuring the artist in question (Delerium on a Sarah McLachlan Best Of for example).
     
  9. Galley macrumors 65816

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    The Grid View in iTunes 8 uses the Album Artist field.
     

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