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Melodia Oct 25, 2012 @ 9:06pm
Artist vs Album Artist
(I posted on the 'old' forums but there's little discussion there so....)

So I decided to play this after a while -- a few users may remember I mentioned how I didn't have my music tagged. I actually decided to start upgrading my entire collection to FLAC and put on full tags...but anyway.

I notice that some tracks Symphony will use the normal artist tag, while others it will use the albumartist tag (these are all FLACs, dunno about Mp3s). From what I can tell, if there's more than one album artist in the same album it'll use that (I know this will seem odd to most people, but my tags are in such a way that artist = composer, album artist = performer, thus individual tracks may have different album artists).
This doesn't really seem like a logical system. If you're going to use the artist tag, use the artist tag.