Copying "Artist" to "Album Artist" in iTunes

Hello, I hope you are doing well.

I have several hundred songs in my iTunes library where the "Album Artist" field is blank. Is there any way I can copy the names from the "Artist" field to the "Album Artist" field easily? These songs are by different artists.

I am using Windows XP, Service Pack 3.

Thank you,
Vic

Hi,

you can use the action 'Format Value':
Field: BAND
Format string: %artist%

Read this for more help.
/t/967/1

As always: Try it first on a backup of some of your music files

Hi i have the same sort of problem. I want to copy the artist from the filename to the artist field but it won't work but i'm probably doing something wrong.
Filename is : 01 Johnny Guitar Watson - A Real Mother For Ya.mp3
Artist field is blank. So i want to copy only the artist from the filename to the artist field.
But how....
Tnx a million.

Gerard

If the file name is:

01 Johnny Guitar Watson - A Real Mother For Ya.mp3

You select in Mp3tag
Convert - [Filename - Tag]

And as format string:
%track% %artist% - %title%

If you only want the artist then use as format string:
%dummy% %artist% - %dummy%

http://help.mp3tag.de/en/main_converter.html#ftt

Tnx a million/Enorm bedankt ! :smiley:
This works perfect/Dit werkt prima.

Gerard

No Problem/Graag gedaan :wink:

Thank you for this, I think i have about 250 songs where this field is blank and its not really that necessary but I just get really annoyed with Landlord Insurance being blank, i'm very much a perfectionist lol :stuck_out_tongue:

So i guess i got a little bit of work ahead of me to change them all over :frowning: lol

why is this a lot of work. You can run this action on thousands of files at once with a click or two.