I just ripped “Standing in the Shadows of Motown: Deluxe Edition”. The CD is identified by Roon, but the album artist shows “Various Artists”. I then edit the album and make album artists be “The Funk Brothers”. Turns of it somehow doesn’t realize that that is the same as the Roon artist “The Funk Brothers”.
There might be an issue related to the display of “Various Artists” below “The Funk Brothers”. My rule is (by and large) every album has ONE album artist then each artist for each track becomes the performer.
But I have tried everything (including the ID3 tags obviously) to ensure that “Album Artist” is set to “The Funk Brothers” and yet nothing.
Ok, there are a couple of ways around this.
Roon has created an artist “The Funk Brothers” from your tags that is separate from its own. (I’m not sure why, to be honest, put probably because Roon’s identification of this album didn’t have the Funks as primary artist).
Anyway, you can either
Search for the Funk Brothers, select them both from the results, and merge them, ensuring you pick the Roon one as the primary.
Or, in your album editor, select add primary artist and choose Roon’s suggestion.
You can untick various artists if you wish.
The Album Artist is a text field and can be left as “The Funk Brothers”
Album Artist is a string that is represents the artist name on the front cover of the album. The link will always come from the Primary Artist Link, which in this case was Various Artists which we don’t create a link for. By adding The Funk Brothers as a Primary Artist Link, that triggered Roon to create the appropriate link.