I recently discovered fanart.tv, which is where Roon sources a lot of its artwork. In particular, they source the Artist page backgrounds and album covers. These are called “Backgrounds” and “Albumcovers” on fanart.tv, and they have very strict requirements for the size and quality of these images (1920x1080 for Backgrounds and 1000x1000 for album covers).
I wanted to experiment with how I could contribute to fanart.tv and thus improve artwork in Roon. I did a few things on fanart.tv, but they have yet to show up in Roon. I am wondering how long it takes for something new in fanart.tv to show up in Roon. Here are the things I did:
I uploaded Backgrounds for two artists: Teenage Fanclub and Dramarama. In both cases, fanart.tv did not have Backgrounds for them, and Roon is displaying a small image (sourced from allmusic, I believe) rather than a full-width high resolution image.
For The Smashing Pumpkins, Roon shows a Background sourced from fanart.tv that shows just their former bassist (the third one) rather the full band. I voted for two different Backgrounds on fanart.tv, and they now have higher ratings, so I would expect Roon to eventually pick one of those vs. the current one.
For the album Raw Power by Iggy and the Stooges, Roon is displaying an incorrect album cover sourced from fanart.tv (they actually have three covers for Raw Power on fanart.tv - two are correct, and one is wrong). I reported to fanart.tv that that cover is incorrect and they removed it. So now Roon should eventually pick up the correct one from fanart.tv.