"Contributing Artist" field

I need to populate "Contributing Artist" field used by WMP 12, but am unsure of the field's exact name equivalent in mp3Tag Editor?

That should be ARTIST (the one that performs the individual song on a compilation for instance).
The one that is responsible for a whole album is the ALBUMARTIST. Often you find "Various artists" as ALBUMARTIST for a compilation.

I agree with you in principle, but let me get into the details. This issue only occurs with flac files and not mp3s. If I edit flac file with mp3tag, then both Artist and Album Artist fields are populated fine. However, if I look up same files within File Explorer (Windows 10) or within Windows Media Player, then there are "Album Artist" and "Contributing Artist" fields and the Contributing one is empty and I am not sure how to "map" it within mp3tag.

  1. We should admit about the roles of artists.

1.1. The Microsoft declaration ...

1.2. The declaration about the ID3 standard by "id3.org" and the differences between versions ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4.

1.3. ID3 Tag Support by Microsoft ...

1.4. Other tag frame reference ...

  1. We should notice what other people ask and say ...

2.1. >>>Also I notice that Windows Explorer incorrectly handles ID3v2.3 TPE1 "Artist" tags as "Contributing Artists", and TPE2 "Band/orchestra/accompaniment" as "Album Artist".<<<

2.2. >>>I am using EAC<<<

2.3. >>>There are several Property/Value pair items listed; "Title", "Subtitle", "Comments", "Contributing artists", "Album artist", "Album", etcetera<<<

2.4. >>>Sonos id3v2 tags<<<

2.5. >>>album artist" is referred to as "Band/Orchestra/Accompaniment<<<

2.6. >>>Contributing Artists, Mapping Classical FLAC to MP3<<<

2.7. >>>Album Artist mapping, related to WMP 11 and WMP 12<<<

2.8. >>>WMP Customize navigation pane<<<

2.9. >>>An introduction to computer audio<<<

  1. A practical hint.
    Use a mp3 test file and fill the "Contributing Artist" field with a text of your own by using WMP 12, and save this file.
    Load this test file into Mp3tag.
    Open the dialog "Extended Tag View" [Alt+T].
    Search for your text and identify the name of the tagfield.
    Also do this in WMP's library, right-click the song and select "Advanced Tag Editor".
    Come back into the Mp3tag forum and tell us more.


There have been reports that the new Windows 10 support for metadata in FLAC files has problems with the Contributing Artist field.

Have you tried writing the tag with File Explorer and then seeing where (if?) it appears in Mp3tag?
If that does not provide a solution you could try an alternative for viewing FLAC metadata in File Explorer:

  1. "WMP Tag Plus" by Tim De Baets
    There's a huge thread in the Hydrogenaudio forums; you could start here:
    https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,75123.msg904661.html#msg904661 ://https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/to...html#msg904661 ://https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/to...html#msg904661 ://https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/to...html#msg904661 ://https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/to...html#msg904661

  2. The "FLAC Property Handler". I use it on Windows 7. Maybe it works on Windows 10.

Thank you guys for your replies. It will take me some time to process all this information.