I tried to do it with EasyTAG but it doesn't seem to be possible. I'm going to create a big compilation of music and every song is from different artist and album.

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How do I set 'album artist' ID3 Tag in EasyTAG (etc)

You may have missed the tagging option in the EasyTAG scanner:

EasyTAG tag and filename scan

where %z refers to the album artist. If your files are appropriately structured, the album and artist can be combined this way.

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It is also possible to do this by using the scripting capabilities of MusicBrainz Picard:

MusicBrainz Picard script tagger screenshot

Access the tagger script via Options → Options → Advanced → Scripting. You can find more information and examples in the scripting guide.


eyeD3 is an ID3 tag manipulator written in python.

eyeD3 is a Python tool for working with audio files, specifically mp3 files containing ID3 metadata (i.e. song info).

The CLI tool doesn't include a flag to write the 'album artist' tag (though it can read it).

However, it is exposed via its python library:

class eyed3.core.Tag

An abstract interface for audio tag (meta) data (e.g. artist, title, etc.)

read_only = False




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