Use feat or multiple artists

Jigga Beef

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 11, 2009
176
3
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?
 

charlieegan3

macrumors 68020
Feb 16, 2012
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U.K
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?
All depends on how you use smart playlists and search your library. I do the same as you.
 
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analogue

macrumors newbie
Oct 16, 2009
10
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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"
 
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gorskiegangsta

macrumors 65816
Mar 13, 2011
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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:

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