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sconer
2006-02-26, 08:08
Are there programmatic tools for aggregating artists that have been ripped under slightly unique names? I recently ripped about a dozen Duke Ellington recordings, but--since some of them were recorded with others, or with slightly unique artist names (i.e., Duke Ellington; The Duke Ellington Orchestra; Duke Ellington and Ben Webster; etc.)--they appear myriad times. Is there a simple way to combine them under one "artist" entry? Thanks.

Pale Blue Ego
2006-02-26, 10:48
It's kind of a personal choice - just implement a system that works for you. I usually just try to reduce things to their simplest element - in this specific case I'd just tag everything as "Duke Ellington".

If you want to be able to find the Ellington/Webster disc under either artist, you can enter multiple artists, using a separator (standard is ;) and the album will show up under both artists:

Duke Ellington;Ben Webster

sconer
2006-02-26, 11:02
That makes sense. Thanks.

pedalvet
2006-02-27, 14:30
you can enter multiple artists, using a separator (standard is ;) and the album will show up under both artists:

Duke Ellington;Ben Webster

I didn't know that. Cool!