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dgrant
2008-06-04, 10:36
I have had some sorting issues recently. For example, David Bowie is showing up under "B" (last name) and not under "D" (first name). This is happening with many artists (I think the ones that I have been running through Musicbrainz's Picard tagging tool). I noticed some ALBUMARTISTSORT tags in my files and these often had "Bowie, David" inside it. I have stripped this tag from all my David Bowie files as a test but it has had no effect. I have also made sure that all the artist tags are "David Bowie". Still no effect after doing a complete clear and rescan of my library.

Anyone know how to fix this? I'll give you an example of what my tag looks like, after removing the ALBUMARTISTSORT user text frame.

david@centurion:/music$ eyeD3 D/David\ Bowie/10\ Suffragette\ City.mp3

10 Suffragette City.mp3 [ 3.16 MB ]
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Time: 3:26 MPEG1, Layer III [ 128 kb/s @ 44100 Hz - Joint stereo ]
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ID3 v2.3:
title: Suffragette City artist: David Bowie
album: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars year: 1990
track: 10/16 genre: Glam/British/Glam Rock/Pop/Rock/80S/Alternative/70S/Classic Rock (id None)
Publisher/label: EMI Records
Unique File ID: [http://musicbrainz.org] 722a51f5-0269-4261-99a1-7bdc3c6d0247

UserTextFrame: [Description: MusicBrainz Album Type]
album
UserTextFrame: [Description: MusicBrainz Album Artist Id]
5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50
UserTextFrame: [Description: MusicBrainz Artist Id]
5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50
UserTextFrame: [Description: BARCODE]
0077779440023
UserTextFrame: [Description: ASIN]
B00000ILT0
UserTextFrame: [Description: CATALOGNUMBER]
CDP 0777 7 94400 2 3
UserTextFrame: [Description: MusicIP PUID]
6d25ba4e-b9a8-81b2-fd21-b759e6d4f021
UserTextFrame: [Description: MusicBrainz Album Id]
3f052b2b-9db8-4138-ac35-998d14c904a5
UserTextFrame: [Description: MusicBrainz Album Status]
official
UserTextFrame: [Description: MusicBrainz Album Release Country]
GB
UserTextFrame: [Description: Tagging time]
2008-06-04T17:33:48

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