How Do You Tag Songs With Featured Performers?

Keeping your digital music tagged with artist and title details is essential if you want to find a particular track, and it’s pretty uncontroversial if the song in question is performed by a single artist. But what if it’s one of the innumerable songs ‘featuring’ a guest performance by another artist?

Popjustice discusses this issue in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek post, arguing that the best approach is to tag the song with the main artist and include the ‘featuring’ detail as part of the song title:

That seems like a good solution to me — it means that all the tracks by a given artist will still be grouped together, rather than ending up in a different list — but I imagine there could be other approaches. How do you tackle it? Tell us in the comments. If your music collection is anything but organised, check out our guide to getting your music metadata into shape and our roundup of the best MP3 tagging tools.

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