What does group by album artist mean

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  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    Under settings then music. I don't see anything changing. Just asking because I can't find an album but somehow found it previously accidentally
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    iTunes lets you set an "Album Artist" separately from "Artist". Sometimes songs will be listed by multiple people, for example I have a Willie Nelson album bought from iTunes, but one song lists the artist as "Willie Nelson & Ray Price". The Album Artist is "Willie Nelson", so that all the songs on that album get listed together.
     
  3. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Alll too often, albums have the exact same name. This is another way of differentiation.
     
  4. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    Album artist is pointless IMO. I have Album Artist and Artist always the same. If there's a feature, that goes in the track title:
    Snoop Dogg feat. The Doors

    I'm kinda anal about iTunes organization.
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    This is my example of why it benefits me. I listen to a variety of music and one example is my techno music (I'm also anal about my iTunes organization)

    [​IMG]
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    What is "Track title"? The song name ("Name" field)?

    I guess if it works for you, great. I would not want that extra info in the song name though. "Album Artist" is an elegant way to handle the issue.
     
  7. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I listen to Techno as well, and a variety of other genres with albums like the one you have above. I really don't like having each artist separated like that when they're from one album. For example, if I had Kaleidoscope in my library, one track would read:

    Track Title: It's Not The Things You Say feat. Kele Okereke
    Artist: Tiësto

    Read above
     
  8. walie macrumors 6502a

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    Compilations
     
  9. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    Read my previous post
     
  10. walie macrumors 6502a

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    incorrect
     
  11. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... Maybe you're confused or have reading comprehension troubles.
    How I want my iTunes library to look is personal preference, so it cannot could be "incorrect" :rolleyes:
     
  12. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I take it that means you have it on?
     
  13. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What If i dont have an album artist that I entered? I just want to go to albums and find all the song on that album or go to an artist and find all their songs
     
  14. asleep macrumors 68040

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    It groups by the artist who did the drawing on the cover.
     

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