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Old 06-20-2018, 05:17 AM
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App to tag Album Artist from Artist.

Totally messed up in ITunes last night by deleting Album Artist and just keeping Artist. I only have 2 columns in ITunes which are song and artist. I don't have any albums.
Now all I have in my IPod Touch is songs with no Artist category to look for Artists. So basically over 4000 songs in alphabetical order.

So I need to get the Album Artist tags back. I could do this manually, but as I have over 1500 artists I was wondering if there is an app that will or a way to automatically retag the Album Artist from Artist??

Hope that makes sense.

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Old 06-20-2018, 09:24 AM
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You can have a script do that.

Save the following code as a file named ArtistToAlbumArtitst.js remembering where you saved it. Desktop for example.
Code:
var iTunesApp = WScript.CreateObject("iTunes.Application");
var mainLibrary = iTunesApp.LibraryPlaylist;
var tracks = iTunesApp.SelectedTracks;
var numTracks = tracks.Count;
var i;
var sortArtist;
var sortName;

for (i = 1; i <= numTracks; i++)
{
  var currTrack = tracks.Item(i);
  var artist = currTrack.Artist;
  currTrack.AlbumArtist = artist;
}
WScript.Echo("Done");
Select all the tracks you want to update in iTunes.
Open a Command Prompt and change directory to where you saved it (e.g.: CD Desktop)
Type the command wscript /nologo ArtistToAlbumArtist.js

When the Done box appears the data will have been copied from one field to the other.



Have you backed up your iTunes Library this week? If not, you are risking losing your music and playlists....
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:03 AM
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Thanks very much.
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