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I am using a Rock on NUC7I7DNHE
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Description Of Issue
The compilation Artists are not visible in “Artists”, this is frustrating me.
I had set the album artist “Various Artist”.
How should I handle the compilation albums to see the artist as a normal one?
Can you share some
screenshots of what you’re seeing here for one example of this?
When I go to the Artist part of the library I can’t see the artists from the compilation albums (various artist), I can see only the artists form one artist album.
Probably a (very) long shot, but in my experience the artist name for compilation albums is ‘Various Artists’ with an ‘s’ at the end.
Maybe give 1 album a try and change the artist name for 1 album with a Tag editor.
It will certainly not do any wrong.
My 2 cents
Thanks for the quick answer, it was a misspell in my post, the artist name in compilation is Various Artists.
The short answer is: Yes, that is how Roon works. The
Artists browser is for (real) primary album artists only. Various Artists is not a real artist and track artists from compilations aren’t the primary album artist. If you want to see all Various Artists albums, go to the album browser and filter for Various Artists. If your interested in track artist performances, you have to use the search.
See also the existing feature requests:
Could the Artist browser (which is after all the AlbumArtist browser) please include Compilations/Various Artists albums? Currently I have to go to Albums, sort on artist (not my preferred) and then scroll to V. Would be much better to be able to go directly via the artist browser.
Currently it seems the Artists browser only includes Album Artists. This means any artists one has only in compilations or appear only as guests/featured artists in collaborations aren’t listed, and so aren’t included when browsing.
The only way I have found to see all such artists is through the Tracks view and including Artist in the table fields, and then sorting by that field. But even that won’t show secondary artists in their own right.
Could we at least have a custom setting to include …
I recently had to use the Lumin app for a client, I have seen that this app has the a very nice feature. “Artists” and “All Artists” … Artists shows only the artists of full albums, “All Artist” shows a list of album artists’ + ’ track artists’ from compilation album with various artists.
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