I need help adding a BAND or ALBUMARTIST column.
All of my files are mp3. I'm ripping them in dBpoweramp and setting the Band tag only so that I can refer to it when naming the files. I'm intentionally leaving Album Artist blank so that individual track Artists are displayed. I'm testing my rules by playing albums on my various players to see what is being displayed for a song's title or artist or on a list of albums in my truck, on my phone, on my Sansa player or even in WMP. To that end, I'd like to see what's in the Band field which I understand MP3Tag identifies as AlbumArtist but I can't figure out how to get that column in MP3Tag. If I right-click any track and look at Extended Tags, I can see Band that way but I'd like to see it as one of the columns.
When I try to add a new column and give it a unique name like BandABC and the value %albumartist%, I get a blank column. If I try to add a new column AlbumArtist and give it the value %albumartist%, I get a blank column. %band% is not an available value. I've tried mapping Band and AlbumArtist to new targets of BAND1 and BAND2 respectively, but those new tags don't appear anywhere for me to add them to the columns.
I've got to be over thinking this. I couldn't even find where this has been discussed or asked before so maybe what I want to do can't be done?