Use feat or multiple artists

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jigga Beef, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Jigga Beef macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2009
    Philadelphia, Pa
    I still tag my songs the way iTunes tagged them a few years ago if its a song with feature artists (usually rap or R&B) i put keep the album artist and the artist as the same person, the main person on the song and put any feature artist in the song title as (feat. ____)

    As using the Search Music feature can still locate songs by the feature artist, is there any benefit to adding featured artist in the artist tab?

    How does everyone else handle this?
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    All depends on how you use smart playlists and search your library. I do the same as you.
  3. analogue macrumors newbie


    Oct 16, 2009
    orange county CA
    this is HUGE for me now! most of the music i've been listening to has more than one artist. the next version of iTunes needs to let you add a second artist, like you would add a middle name to a contact on your iPhone. as of now, i'm just doing " artist 1 / artist 2"
  4. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    I have a rather large music collection (~10,000 tracks and live concerts) and so I am very meticulous about manually labeling it. I never let iTunes do it automatically

    This is how I label it:

    Track Title (Secondary Title) [Remix Title]
    Main Artist feat. Secondary Artist
    Album Artist:
    Main Artist
    I use "Various Artists" for compilation albums

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