Zune splitting multi-artist albums

I have a bunch of albums containing songs by multiple artists (e.g. mix CDs, movie soundtrack albums, etc.), and most of them don't have "album artists" per se.

Just got an HTC HD7 (WP7), and both the phone and the desktop Zune client make a complete mess out of my music, splitting up albums into many pieces, presumably based on album artist.

I used to use WMP on the desktop and my HTC HD2 (HTC Media Player on WinMo 6.5) for music on the go, which worked perfectly-- all the albums would show up correctly.

Any idea how to get Zune to not split up albums based on the album artist field?

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you need to tag the albums correctly...

multi-artist albums generally are tagged 'various artists' for album artist, and the individual song artist is the artist for that song...  If you put the song artist in the album artist field, then the software is correctly interpreting that you have multiple albums of the same name by different artists...which happens in real life.


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Last updated February 21, 2018 Views 3,458 Applies to: