So here’s my issue. I decided to clean up my music and take the “feat. [artist]” out of the song titles and just have it in the artist tag. Now, before I would create a smart playlist with a rule of “title contains” and add feat. [artist name]. This would create a playlist of songs featuring an artist, but none of that artists actual songs. It worked great, but when I had MB remove the "feat. [artist name]’ from the song title it broke the playlist. So I edited it with the rule “artist contains” “feat. [artist name]” it now comes up blank. I tried this with 2 totally different albums with no luck. I double checked the ID3 and both had the artist name I was using. Here’s an example
09-Like Home.mp3 - (file name)
Like Home - title in ID3
Eminem feat. Alicia Keys - artist field in ID3 tag
the smart playlist has a single rule “artist contains Feat. Alicia Keys”
before I change the song title I had a rule “title contains feat. Alicia Keys” and 2 songs came up in the playlist, now neither do. I’m trying to wrap my head around why. Maybe someone can fill me in here? Or if anyone has a better method I’m all ears. I’ve been messing with this all day with zero luck, so for now I guess I’ll just revert back to the song title having the ‘feat. [artist]’ in it.
And is there any way to have ‘feat [artist name]’ in both the title and artist fields? I mean a way to have MB autopopulate both. I know the plugin I had to download to get the featured artists to the title moves it from the artists name to title and track name.