Multiple Folders For Same Artist/Album

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  1. scottydawg macrumors 6502

    scottydawg

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    When I burn CDs that have someone performing with the main artist (for example, Colbie Caillat Featuring Juanes) iTunes creates a new folder with both of those artist and a folder within with the album and that one song. Is there a way to have iTunes just burn the main artist into one folder and album like it would normally if it wasn't featuring someone?
    If I am being confusing here is what I would have in my Finder:
    One folder is: Colbie Caillat > Coco > most of the songs
    Then I have a folder: Colbie Caillat Feat. Juanes > Coco > one song

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    What I can think of is labeling the album as a compilation. However, this means that the entire album would be moved into a folder called "Compilations" as opposed to being in a folder with the artist name.

    Apart from that, the only other thing I can think of is changing the artist for that one offending track to just the main artist.
     
  3. scottydawg thread starter macrumors 6502

    scottydawg

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    Not going into a compilation folder just the main music folder like this:
    iTunes> iTunes Music> Colbie Caillat > Coco >
    iTunes> iTunes Music> Colbie Caillat Feat. Juanes > Coco >


    It has done this with a bunch of albums and while I can figure out how to clean them up, I would like to prevent it in the future.
     
  4. ScootPatoot macrumors regular

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    I have two solutions. The first, which is the way I do it, is if someone else is on the track, label the "Name" tag instead of artist with this info.

    IE - On E-40's new Ball Street Journal ablum he has a song called "Pain No More" which features The Game and Snoop Dogg. I have the song Name labeled "Pain No More (Feat. The Game & Snoop Dogg)"

    This way the album will be in one folder and I can still see if someone else is on a song with the Album's Artist.


    The second solution is to make sure the "Album Artist" is the same for all songs on a particular album. Now put in "Artist" field who is actually on each song.

    IE - "Album Artist" Field - E-40 (For all songs on that album)
    "Artist" field - E-40, The Game, & Snoop Dogg (For the above mentioned song on that album)

    The "Album Aritist" field should be the same for all songs on a album, unless it is a compilation. The Artist field can be different for songs on one album.

    This way iTunes should still sort the album into one folder.
     

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