Disambiguation in picard and collections

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Hi there,

I’m wondering if there’s a way to differentiate artists like https://musicbrainz.org/artist/c62e843e-cb0c-4f11-b2e5-cd7cb7ad81bc and https://musicbrainz.org/artist/cb67438a-7f50-4f2b-a6f1-2bb2729fd538 sharing the same name. I’m aware of disambiguating, but how can I seperate those in picard in order to have the releases stored in different folders?

Same problem in collections on Musicbrainz. The column “Artists” mixes them up.


I just went looking on the tags list for Picard and I didn’t see anything. I use the release disambiguation (%_releasecomment%) in my script, but I don’t see a Picard tag that corresponds to an artist disambig. There is tag named %comment%, but the documentation doesn’t specify which disambig comment it represents. You might try experimenting with that to see if it’s the artist comment.


Thanks for the hints, I’ll play with it. Sounds like a solution using %comment%, but might give odd folder names like “Air Pete ‘Namlook’ Kuhlmann’s ambient project”.
What I’d like to have is a logic like: only use %comment% if the artists names are the same string but the %comment% differs.


That is a problem I haven’t found a solution to. For scripting purposes, Picard seems to only look at the file it’s processing at the moment, so there doesn’t seem to be any way to have it compare one file to another.

I use parenthesis with the release comment, so if you add those, you get “Air (Pete ‘Namlook’ Kuhlmann’s ambient project)” which looks somewhat less weird.