Genre pages were previously limited to the music present in your library, but in Roon 1.8 you can explore music that’s new to you. Genres that were previously unavailable or only featured a handful of content from your library now feature a number of recommendations powered by Valence, including recommended artists and albums, subgenres, Live Radio stations, and for classical music top composers and compositions.“
I take this to mean when I select a Genre I should see albums in my library as well as suggestions outside my library (ie on Qobuz). But all I see are albums in my library only; there are no suggestions outside my library.
When you select a genre, you get your albums but then — if you have Qobuz and/or tidal — you get recommended new releases, recommended albums and artists all outside your library but within that genre… Are you not seeing these?
I looked again, this time at several genres, and in some genres I see recommendations outside my library and in some genres I don’t. For example, if I choose Pop/Rock I see outside recommendations. If I choose Dance, I only see albums in my library.
If you use your own genres, it’s kind of all or nothing… you turn this on in settings and then you have access to a mapper where you can map your genres to those in Roon. If you mapped Dance to Club/dance you’d likely get recommendations. But you’re in the middle…
All mapping your own genres to Roon defined genres does is to add them as albums under the mapped Roon genre.
So when you Focus on the Club/Dance genre it will also show your albums with the Dance tag (but that don’t have the Club/Dance tag).
I’m in the process of removing the Pop/Rock genre completely from Roon, creating a new top-level Rock genre. And like you only see my library, no ‘Recommended albums/artists’ or ‘New releases for you’.
I’d suggest editing your topic title and move the topic to the Feature request section.
(just in case you didn’t know - you can click the pen icon next to the title, to edit/move)