Album Artist VS Artist Tag In MP3 Files

Don’t be confused when tagging the correct album artist or the artist in an MP3 file. What’s the difference between the two? Well, the album artist is the solo artist of an album itself. If Michael Jackson is the solo artist of the whole album then he’s the album artist by default.

Is there a specific scenario wherein album artist will be different from artist? The answer is Yes. If an album is a compilation let’s say of original soundtracks of a drama series or movie then the default album artist should be Various Artists. The artist field should be filled in with the correct artist’s name properly.

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