I have a lot of old ripped classical CDs with garbage in the TRACKARTIST field. Roon has correctly identified the CDs, but in all cases it adds the Track Artist tag data into the “performed by” info. As a result, I have performers in my library like “Uchida/Tate/English Chamber Orchestra” and “Kleiber (1955)”
Is there any way to override this in Roon and tell it to ignore the track artist tags?
I discussed this with @brian, and asked for it to be switchable on an album and/or global basis. He who said it’s by design and going to stay like this. This forces us to edit all our file tags, or edit away the track metadata in each album. But hey.
Nice for you that your tags are clean. Unfortunately with classical releases, we have to take whatever metadata we can get on ripping, as the chance of a non-identification is not as low as with other genres.
I’m new to Roon, in fact still using the free trial. If I’m not mistaken, Roon (and probably many users) use MusicBrainz to source some of it’s Classical Metadata. This would explain why the Composer ends up in Track Artist. This is totally in accordance with MusicBrainz Style Guidlines for Classical Music:
“The Track Artist field should contain just the composer; not the performer(s).”
Since there are clear guidelines for MusicBrainz’ metadata (https://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style), I wonder whether Roon can come up with some sort of mapping of MusicBrainz and Roon metadata which would make more sense in the Roon environment.