I can’t figure out how to combine artists in the artist view of the library. For example, I have a bunch of albums that came up at Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers as the artist and a bunch of the others as Tom Petty. There are some albums that are under both artist names. Same for Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, etc. How do I combine the artists so that all the albums end up under one?
*has to be done on a computer *I believe. may not be available on mobile/tablet interfaces.
Go to the Artist view.
Select the two artists and you will see an option in the right top corner to merge
It’s suppose to work on tablets as well (I’ve done it on an iPad mini),
you are correct; just tried it
I’ve done this but I have found a problem. If you merge Tom Petty with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers under the name Tom Petty, that applies to you current content, but it doesn’t create an alias. (I know Roon has a capability for aliasing but I haven’t found a way to edit or manage this.) So all will look good, but the next time an album with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers comes in, it will stay as such and not be merged, you’ll have to merge again.
I hope somebody can explain that I’m wrong.
A couple of things I’ve found:
Have to watch & and “and” and “the” etc. Especially with tidal. Sometimes it’s just easier to edit a single album vs trying to merge and merge and merge.
To be 100% clean I go in and edit the primary artist tags manually. Deleting the “offending” ones and adding the artist i want them to show up under.
Sometimes despite doing everything “right” roon just refuses to cooperate lol. I have a outstanding ticket on my gremlin-esque Prince issue. Down to only three entries which is progress i guess.
This worked great for my library. Is there a way to do the same for an Artist that has variations on the way their name comes up on Tidal via Roon?
I don’t think so, but thought to ask.