How to cut and paste multiple Album Artist

I can edit Album Artist individually but I have failed to get multiple selected files to accept the same Album Artist using copy and paste.

Is this by design?

Using version 2.75

Ian

More or less yes - but: select the files that should get the same data.
Enter the data in the tag panel (here Album Artist)
Press Ctrl-S to save the modification.

Alternatively, if you do not find the field in the tag-panel, use the dialogue "Extended tags" and enter the data there and save the modifications by clicking OK until all dialogues are closed.

Your first suggestion worked.

Many thanks!

Ian