"Preserve Tag" keeps tags but replaces punctuation in the genre tag

I use Musicbee, which expresses multiple genres like this:
“Genre A; Genre B; Genre C”

I like to manually tag the genres for my music files, so I click “Add to ‘Preserve Tags’ list”. This does preserve the tags; however it replaces the semi-colons with a slash, which Musicbee doesn’t recognise as multiple genres. Essentially I would have to manually retag the genres for every file in my collection, which would take a huge amount of time.

Is there any way I can stop this from happening? I’ve attached a picture so you can see what I mean.

Many thanks :slight_smile:

If this is an MP3 file, you may downgrading the tag version from ID3v2.4 to 2.3, where the latter only supports a single value per tag, so Picard has to fake it with the slash separator. You can change the ID3 version used in the settings.


This solved my problem, thank you so much!