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What ID3 tags should I be using so as to ensure artwork is displayed properly on lists?

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What ID3 tags should I be using so as to ensure artwork is displayed properly on lists?

Is it possible to set artwork for artists?


Albums artwork is fine, but I don't know if it is possible to configure the higher level. Also, are there any restrictions (image format, size etc.)

I can see that it is possible through the app itself, one artist at a time (although Download Image never yields any results), but is there any other way?


I'm quite able to modify the ID3 tags of music files on a pc (and that's how I sort album art), but as far as I know there is no tag which corresponds to Artist Image.

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Re: Artist artwork

I have now found what I think is the relevant ID3 tag. So, on my pc, I can save a couple of images in an mp3 file.


For any given song, I can set the "Front Cover" image tag. This image then appears when I copy the file to the phone, run the Music application, and pull up a list of albums.


However, for each song, I can also set image tags "Artist" and "Lead Artist". But when I copy the files across and look at a list of artists, I don't see the images.

My experiments so far have just been with a few files, as my entire music collection is almost 15,000 items. Could this be a reason that I don't see any artists?