What is the difference between compilation and album?

What is the difference between compilation and album?

An album is a collection of NEW, original and well crafted songs put together to form a meaningful work of art. A compilation on the other hand is usually made up of previously released songs that are compiled.

What is the difference between artist and album artist in iTunes?

Album Artist is the main artist (or band) under whose name the album was released. Artist field can include not only the main artist, but also gues artist, or featured artist. In sorting order, Album Artist takes precedence in most views, but if there’s no Album Artist entered, the sort will use Artist.

What does compilation mean in iTunes?

Usually compilations are used to group different artists within the same album. I would only use compilations if you want to group different artists in the same album. If compilations are used, iTunes will group the songs based on the album name and if the compilation option is checked.

How do I get rid of compilations in iTunes?

You cannot completely disable compilations within iTunes. See Grouping tracks into albums for some general advice. In some cases you should set Part of a compilation to off and provide a common Album Artist, but even then iTunes may continue to recognize an album with multiple artists as a compilation.

How do I organize compilations in iTunes?

Go to Edit> Get Info> Sorting. Make sure the Album and Sort As fields on the top are correct. The should fix the problem. I had a similar problem grouping compilations in iTunes 12.

How do you release a compilation album?

10 Steps To Releasing Your Own Mix Album

  1. Get your concept nailed.
  2. Get your tracklist together.
  3. Get the tracks cleared from the labels that own the copyright.
  4. Get your mechanical clearances in place.
  5. Compile, mix, and master the album.
  6. Get some awesome artwork.
  7. Set up distribution and manufacturing.

How do I keep compilation albums on iTunes?

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  1. On the Info tab set the Album Artist. For compilations use Various Artists and then on the Options tab set Part of a compilation to Yes.
  2. For a multi-disc album use the same Album title for each disc and set correct Disc X of Y values.

What is the difference between a sound recording and a composition?

A composition is a musical work, with or without lyrics, that has been created by a songwriter/composer. A sound recording, often also referred to as a “master”, is the recording of a performance of the underlying composition.

What is a album artist?

The album artist is usually the artist that released the album and is common to all the tracks in the album. The artist property would contain the list of artists that performed on that track. It can be the same as the album artist for an album with only one artist or can be varied for albums with multiple artists.