Para pessoas bugadas que gostam de organizar seus MP3s, OGGs, FLACs, devem ter se perguntado qual a diferença entre a tag Artista (Artist) e Artista do Álbum (Album Artist).
Não existem regras 😐 Cada um faz do jeito que quiser, mas existem alguns consensos e algumas maneiras mais adequadas. Listo aqui 2 maneiras:
- Maneira 1 (a mais consensual)
Você só deve preencher o Artista do Álbum se o álbum for aquelas compilações, coletâneas (que misturam vários artistas em um CD só). Nesse caso, você preenche a tag com Vários Artistas ou Various Artists.
- Maneira 2 (a que achei mais interessante)
LMS will automatically treat this as a VARIOUS ARTISTS compilation because there is no ALBUM ARTIST or COMPILATION tag and there is at least one track with a different ARTIST.
Regarding your choices, people like different things. Some don’t like to use a compilation tag and add an ALBUM ARTIST to every track. I personally do the following:
Use ALBUM ARTIST *only* if I want to identify an album with an artist that is different from the Track Artist. For example, I might have Doug Sahm & Friends as ARTIST, Sir Douglas Quintet as ARTIST, but on both I add “Doug Sahm” as Album Artist so they all show up under that name. Otherwise I leave Album Artist blank.
For compilations, I add a COMPILATIONS tag with value of “1” and leave ALBUM ARTIST blank (unless I want the compilation album to show up under a particular artist listing. For example, a tribute album to Bob Dylan, I might add “Bob Dylan” as ALBUM ARTIST. In LMS settings, I tell it to group compliation albums together.
There is no right or wrong answer here. Personal preference. See this thread for more than you probably want to know (and search the forum on “compilation” and you’ll see many long threads on how to best identify albums with different track artists.