Why do my cd's show up like this? How do I change it?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Manok101, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Manok101 macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2014
    I can't understand it but it doesn't seem to matter if I bought the cd from iTunes or not, it separates the different artists in a cd as separate cds. Which makes it maddening to try and find specific things in one cd. Why does it do this? Is there a way to change this?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Take a screenshot of "what you're seeing" and post it here -- so we can "see", too.
  3. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2013
    You need a good online database source to get it right. I use Discogs to get an unpopular CD for tagging
  4. popcorn-in-sac macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    Seattle, WA area
    I've also had that problem at times, when ripping CDs. I typically see this when some (or all) of the songs on the CD are credited to different artists.

    Sometimes that's considered a compilation CD, where there really isn't a single artist that produced the CD, but rather a variety -- like for a movie soundtrack. You can check the "Compilation" tag in iTunes and it will group the songs together for the single album.

    For other CDs from a single artist, but where more than one artist is credited -- like for a duet or such -- you just have to use the "Album Artist" field in iTunes. That tells iTunes that a single artist is credit for the album, even though multiple artists actually sang some of the songs. This will group all the songs together for the single album, with each song being credited to the artist(s) who were involved.

    I hope that made sense.

  5. Manok101 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2014
    Why can't they just make one album be one album. This means tons more work than I wanted to do.
  6. westrock2000 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2013
    Is this the issue you are talking about? How to have different artists lumped under 1 artist?


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