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I'm trying to get rid of some Artists who only made appearances on songs by other artists. I removed them from the metadata for the songs they appeared on, and I re-scanned my library after doing that, but these artists still appear in my Artist section.

 

I found them in /var/lib/emby/metadata/artists and I tried deleting them from there too, but that didn't work either.

 

How do I delete these artists?

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Unfortunately that didn't work.

 

Here's an example. I am trying to remove the artist 4ize, who was previously listed on MF DOOM's MM... FOOD album.

Currently, 4ize is not listed because I removed it from the metadata. I performed a library scan but they persist in the Artists section.

 

Here is a system log for the scan that I just performed:

2018-01-19 07:19:57.254 Info TaskManager: Executing Scan media library
2018-01-19 07:19:57.256 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 204 to 192.168.1.2. Time: 23ms. http://192.168.1.5:8096/emby/ScheduledTasks/Running/6330ee8fb4a957f33981f89aa78b030f 
2018-01-19 07:19:57.259 Info LibraryMonitor: Stopping directory watching for path /mnt/network/TV
2018-01-19 07:19:57.260 Info LibraryMonitor: Stopping directory watching for path /mnt/network/Movies
2018-01-19 07:19:57.260 Info LibraryMonitor: Stopping directory watching for path /mnt/network/Music
2018-01-19 07:19:57.267 Info App: Validating media library
2018-01-19 07:19:57.277 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET http://192.168.1.5:8096/emby/ScheduledTasks?IsEnabled=true. UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/63.0.3239.132 Safari/537.36
2018-01-19 07:19:57.300 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to 192.168.1.2. Time: 24ms. http://192.168.1.5:8096/emby/ScheduledTasks?IsEnabled=true 
2018-01-19 07:20:44.169 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET http://192.168.1.5:8096/dlna/401d1722068649419712d7d5c716f4c9/description.xml. UserAgent: FDSSDP
2018-01-19 07:20:44.178 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to 192.168.1.2. Time: 9ms. http://192.168.1.5:8096/dlna/401d1722068649419712d7d5c716f4c9/description.xml 
2018-01-19 07:20:59.353 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET http://192.168.1.5:8096/dlna/401d1722068649419712d7d5c716f4c9/description.xml. UserAgent: FDSSDP
2018-01-19 07:20:59.362 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to 192.168.1.2. Time: 10ms. http://192.168.1.5:8096/dlna/401d1722068649419712d7d5c716f4c9/description.xml 
2018-01-19 07:21:15.765 Info App: Deleting dead MusicArtist dce98099751deb818633ef1a2a6602b2 Akron Family.
2018-01-19 07:21:15.765 Info App: Deleting item, Type: MusicArtist, Name: Akron Family, Path: /var/lib/emby/metadata/artists/Akron, Id: dce98099-751d-eb81-8633-ef1a2a6602b2
2018-01-19 07:21:15.767 Info App: Deleting dead MusicArtist 3ab39a31dfee7ad0c5a7497c478a5603 Akron/Family.
2018-01-19 07:21:15.767 Info App: Deleting item, Type: MusicArtist, Name: Akron/Family, Path: /var/lib/emby/metadata/artists/Family, Id: 3ab39a31-dfee-7ad0-c5a7-497c478a5603
2018-01-19 07:21:15.773 Info App: Deleting dead MusicArtist 9b8e874482b809348ae64f222440e9ab Eternal Buzz Brass Band.
2018-01-19 07:21:15.773 Info App: Deleting item, Type: MusicArtist, Name: Eternal Buzz Brass Band, Path: /var/lib/emby/metadata/artists/Fleisch-Macht-Boese, Id: 9b8e8744-82b8-0934-8ae6-4f222440e9ab
2018-01-19 07:21:15.776 Info App: Deleting dead MusicArtist 155bd9c480e202b00e464cdaad28f2a9 Thao Ngyuen.
2018-01-19 07:21:15.776 Info App: Deleting item, Type: MusicArtist, Name: Thao Ngyuen, Path: /var/lib/emby/metadata/artists/Thao & Mirah, Id: 155bd9c4-80e2-02b0-0e46-4cdaad28f2a9
2018-01-19 07:21:15.780 Info App: Deleting dead MusicArtist 80b047eee130f69ecd41d8627f1cd5e5 Thee Silver Mt. Zion.
2018-01-19 07:21:15.780 Info App: Deleting item, Type: MusicArtist, Name: Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Path: /var/lib/emby/metadata/artists/Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Id: 80b047ee-e130-f69e-cd41-d8627f1cd5e5
2018-01-19 07:21:15.786 Info App: Deleting dead MusicArtist 57ba134d59c8837ddfd08c24802509f4 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.
2018-01-19 07:21:15.786 Info App: Deleting item, Type: MusicArtist, Name: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Path: /var/lib/emby/metadata/artists/Thee SIlver Mt. Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Id: 57ba134d-59c8-837d-dfd0-8c24802509f4
2018-01-19 07:21:17.427 Info TaskManager: Scan media library Completed after 1 minute(s) and 20 seconds

 

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if they persist in the artist section then you must have songs or an album that is tagged with that artist, and it appears that way from the screenshot above.

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Where do you see that in the screenshots above?

 

Regardless, with more searching I found that 4ize was still listed in the <artist></artist> section in album.nfo for that particular album.

 

However, I can't find any way to edit this this metadata through the web interface. There are no Artist or Album Artist fields when I go to edit the metadata for an album, which I assume is how a user would go about making those changes...

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However, I can't find any way to edit this this metadata through the web interface. There are no Artist or Album Artist fields when I go to edit the metadata for an album, which I assume is how a user would go about making those changes...

 

What you would do is update the embedded metadata within the audio files and then Emby will react to that on the next library scan.

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OK, well now we're back to square one.

 

As I explained in my previous posts: I updated the embedded metadata within the audio files, and when I performed a scan it did not remove the artist. Unless I am missing something, the screenshots above show that 4ize was not associated with the audio files for that album and yet 4ize was listed under the Artists section and associated with that album.

 

The issue seems to be that the album.nfo file is not getting properly updated during the library scan, because even after a library scan there was an <artist>4ize</artist> entry. I had to remove this entry manually from the album.nfo file, and then perform a library scan to get the desired outcome.

 

Can you please explain what I was doing wrong, or provide instruction on how I can document this issue to your satisfaction? 

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i'm guessing 4ize is probably tagged in those songs as an album artist. i would check on that. 

 

generally speaking, everything is derived from the data in the audio files, so i would always go straight to the source and edit them directly.

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If 4ize was tagged as an Album Artist, then they would be listed in the Album Artist section, but they were not.

They were only listed in the Artist section.

 

So you're just going to assume this is user error on my part? I'm honestly not sure what additional proof you need that it's not.

 

:wacko:

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I tried refreshing metadata on the album, on the library, on the songs. None of that worked.

The artist was still listed in the album.nfo file.

 

The only thing that eventually did work was manually editing the album.nfo file before refreshing.

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