LAST-FIRST SORT NAME didn't work for some artists

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Description of Issue

LAST-FIRST SORT NAME didn’t work for some artists. Could not find a reason, because it works for some of the
artists, e.g.
Artist: Alison Krauss & Union Station / Sort: Krauss, Alison → did not work, still found in A section
Artist: Jeff Beck & the Big Town Playboys / Sort: Beck, Jeff → works, switches from J to B section

I can see the same here. Also, Billie Eilish appears under ‘B’ rather than ‘E’. I imagine there will be a few others too.


Yes, there some other. Billie Eilish for me as well.

I tried to compare the ones whixh works and the one which not … but I couldn’t find some kind of rule, why it works or not.

I can only assume it’s down to one of the sources Roon uses for artist info rather than a rule within Roon itself.


From my point of view, all rules should be overruled by editing LAST-FIRST SORT NAME. Didn’t matter from which sources Roon gets the information. (it#s not longer prefer Roon in this case)

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