There’s a group called “Of the Wand & the Moon” which is sometimes stylized as “:Of the Wand & the Moon:”.
Some of their albums use the colons, others don’t. When they don’t, some editors input the unstylized name as an artist credit. Otherwise, the stylized name is used as the default.This has the really annoying consequence of creating two separate album artist tags unless one checks the “standardize artist names” box in Picard.
The stylized name is also bad for sorting if your media player doesn’t support %albumartistsort%.
So, my questions are these:
How to avoid the problem of stylized and unstylized names creating separate albumartist tags?
When should the default artist name be the stylized? Always, or just when it’s used frequently/consistently over the plain name?