Folksonomy tags no longer work as of v2.0.0


I use the Folksonomy tags metadata feature to add genres by choosing the options “Only use my tags”, “Fall back on album’s artist tags…”, and setting the maximum number of tags to 1.

Since upgrading to Picard 2.0.0 this no longer works, so newly tagged files have no genre. Has anyone else see this?

Ways of adding Genre tag

Tag loading for the release itself works for me, what doesn’t work is the artist tag fallback.

The root cause is the JSON webservice not including this data (as opposed to the XML webservice previous Picard versions used). I added an issue for Picard. But actually this should be fixed in the web service backend, see


Thanks, I forgot to point out that I only put tags on artists too.

I’ll watch that issue.