I imported my Bon Jovi Greatest Hits CD using iTunes. When those album files were imported into CloudPlayer the tracks did not show up under Bon Jovi when sorted by Album Artist. I did find them when sorted by Track Artist. When I looked at a file using edit metadata I discovered that the Album Artist field contained "The Cars". The original files imported with iTunes populates the Artist field with a Blank (this is default behavior unless the album is a compilation) and populates the Artist field ( CloudPlayer calls it Track Artist) with the artist name.
Apparently the CloudPlayer grouping algorithm will decide that songs with Album Artist=Blank are to be thrown into another album with the same name (why in this case it chose The Cars - Greatest Hits over all the others is a mystery). That is incorrect behavior. Using the data in the Artist field would be the correct approach.
i have lots of 'greatest hits' and 'best of' albums that have about 1000 tracks between dozens of artists. I do not want them all grouped together as one album with the incorrect artist plugged into the metadata. Manually populating the Album Artist field solves the problem but I would prefer not to go back and edit all that metadata.
i suppose i could ask Apple to change their default import behavior on iTunes. LOL.
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