iTunes: will not change entire album name?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cruiser34, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. cruiser34 macrumors newbie

    cruiser34

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    #1
    Hi

    i'm trying to change an album in itunes

    i drag the whole album in itunes: no problem
    the artist name is spelt slightly different than other albums by the same artist so when i transfer to my ipod you get two artists in your list: problem for me :p

    ok, i select every track in the album, right click and get info

    change the artist name and click ok

    the artist name for every track changes however it always leaves the first track on its own while the others move to their own (splitting the album): problem :mad:

    when i check the info/tags nothing seems out of place on that one track?

    not the first time this has happened but it seems to be on random albums

    thanks :D
     
  2. hollerz macrumors 6502a

    hollerz

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    Durham, UK
    #2
    Try simply changing them all to something like Artist2, and then them all back to Artist. Always works when that happens to me.

    Also, check the Sort Artist field.
     
  3. cruiser34 thread starter macrumors newbie

    cruiser34

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    #3
    worked, thanks!!
     
  4. mahood macrumors member

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    #4
    I find it happens sometimes when it's still 'checking volume' for a recently imported file... I think it locks the file while it's reading it, and then silently fails to update the tags.

    Just waiting a minute can help sometimes, but the above procedure is a good fix for when it doesn't.

    Mark
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #5
    To avoid multiple entries for an artist, select all songs and all albums by that artist, Get Info, and change the Artist and/or Album Artist for all of them at once. Also, be sure the Sort Artist and Sort Album Artist fields match for all of them, as that can cause them not to sort together. The same methodology works for Artist, Album Artist and Album.
     

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