Author Topic: Artist ft. ________ is ruining my entire library.  (Read 5435 times)

mrSilkie

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My library is just LITTERED to the point where it's unusable. Especially when i downloaded a UFK playlist a year or two ago and it's got 150 different artists. I need a function that will disable artists from being shown OR just literally show "UFK Dubstep" as the artist as i look through my music via artist.

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psychoadept

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Hi, welcome to the forum!


You may be interested in the Multiple Artist Splitter:

http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Tagging#Multiple_Tag_Splitter

You could, for instance, put both artists as split artists, but UFK Dubstep as the Display Artist.


The Additional Tagging & Reporting Tools plugin can help you automate splitting "feat" artists (take your time to learn how it works, or you could have a bigger mess):

http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Add%27l_Tagging_%26_Reporting_Tools


Also, you could enter a Sort Artist for these tracks to keep them sorted the way you would like.  (This will require a custom sort order: http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Sorting_%26_Grouping)
Last Edit: February 24, 2014, 03:16:44 PM by scampbll
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paq

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If the naming of artists is consistent (it is always feat. that separates the artist and guest artist) then you can use virtual tags to make the feat.-part disappear. This is good if you don't want to edit the files themselves.

See more here: http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=11509.msg70222#msg70222

9cupsoftea

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I hate this, I'd like if musicbee had one setting that just completely removed all 'ft' and 'feat' artists, though I imagine that's a bit tricky.

psychoadept

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Have you tried boroda74's plugin? You can do that with advanced search & replace.
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Zak

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Or you could set the Album Artist to be Tiesto and use that instead. Album Artist defaults to Artist if there is no value entered.
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