Music sorting

Featuring Artists go with the

  • Song Title

    Votes: 6 50.0%
  • Main Artist

    Votes: 6 50.0%

  • Total voters
    12

BreakGuy

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Nov 23, 2009
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I've been disputing this with a friend and began to wonder how everyone else sorts their music when a "featuring" artist is a part of the track.


So for example, if you put it with the song title it would look like this:
Song Title (feat. Artist) | Main Artist
And if you put it with the main artist it would look like this:
Song Title | Main Artist (feat. Artist)
 

hafr

macrumors 68030
Sep 21, 2011
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I've been disputing this with a friend and began to wonder how everyone else sorts their music when a "featuring" artist is a part of the track.


So for example, if you put it with the song title it would look like this:
Song Title (feat. Artist) | Main Artist
And if you put it with the main artist it would look like this:
Song Title | Main Artist (feat. Artist)
Artist X - Song feat. Artist Y.mp3
 
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Tomorrow

macrumors 604
Mar 2, 2008
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Always a day away
Option 3 - no mention of the "featured" artist. I just file it under the "main" artist.

I know "Under Pressure" features David Bowie, I don't need the .mp3 to tell me that. I just file it under Queen.
 
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dXTC

macrumors 68020
Oct 30, 2006
2,032
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Up, up in my studio, studio
I picked Main Artist; in affected tracks in my collection, the Artist field reads "Main Artist feat. Guest Artist." However, the Album Artist will usually read "Main Artist".

On a related note:



The best featured artist in the music biz.
"...I don't even know whose SAAAWNG this is!"

teehee.
 
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lewis82

macrumors 68000
Aug 26, 2009
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Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
I picked Main Artist; in affected tracks in my collection, the Artist field reads "Main Artist feat. Guest Artist." However, the Album Artist will usually read "Main Artist".

On a related note:

Image

The best featured artist in the music biz.
"...I don't even know whose SAAAWNG this is!"

teehee.
"I'm a guest star on my own album, y'all biscuitheads!"

:)
 
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fireshot91

macrumors 601
Jul 31, 2008
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Northern VA
I do it with song title.


That way, if I organize by artist, I'm not getting a song that's (primarily) by another artist mixed in.
 
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