Can you verify how you are making these edits? Are you selecting the 3 dots directly from the artist page, then choosing Edit, or are you navigating to the edit screen elsewhere?
Have you done any edits previously to these artists?
I added an album for this artist, removed Classical and Film Score (they were both showing up for me right away) and then removed the genres and things are showing as expected, so it looks like something else is occurring here causing you to see this behavior.
well… not really.
there are some (few) genre mappings, and some hidden genres: i mean, genres that were present in my file tags not corresponding to roon hierarchy, that i have decided to hide. like “progressive” or “live” (hidden) or “afro” mapped in “african traditions”.
i have quite a lot of “avant-garde”, which has been automatically mapped to “avant-garde” (correct) and not to “avant-garde music” (classical subgenre). and i have removed at artist and album level the roon genre “guitar virtuoso” that i find unbearable (why not piano, trumpet or pipa virtuoso??)
i’m not a genres maniac, so i did not really do anything about them. as far as i can see, nothing involving “classical” or classical subgenres.
i can say that looking in the classical family, i have found out some other artists with this strange behavior. there seem to be some interconnected genres FILM SCORE, CLASSICAL, BAND MUSIC, CHAMBER MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL, SHOW/MUSICAL: they are all classical subgenres. trying to remove all of them seems to be impossible. if for an artist some of them are present, removing them make the others appear, with the result that the artist is always considered classical.
hope these infos can give you some hints…
i’ll make just a couple of more examples:
still no classical association. so how it comes?
probably the reason is that “avant-garde music” is a classical subgenre (anyway, this does not come from my file tags, it’s pure roon metadata).
OK, i try to remove “avant-garde music” editing mingus,