For file organisation, create a new album artist variable to order artist names as Last, First.
Create a new album artist token to order artist names as Last, First. Also order groups as "The Beatles" to "Beatles, The"
Agree - it does point to having special ways of forming file names being a good idea.
Laurie Lewis commented
The problem with using Regex to fix this is that you may want the original name to exist in the metadata. I only want The Beatles under B, not their name changed in the metadata.
Similarly if you use the sort field and it is empty, then your naming will fail unless it defaults back to the album-artist, album etc. To do that you would need to incorporate if statements or similar.
For reordering artist names in the tags (which will then propogate through to file names) see https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/07/04/reordering-the-artist-name/
<raw:artist_sort> is now implemented! https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2016/11/15/release-20161108/
I'm of a mind to now close this - artist_sort or album_artist_sort can now be used, and is a simpler solution to the problem - the only requirement being you still need to store _sort tags!
Another way of approaching this would be to add artist sort name tags and use those, with a <raw> token (not implemented yet, but would be a good general addition).
I am definitely voting for this, but want to keep The Beatles be stored under the B not T directory. Thanks!
Although I've voted for this, I'd prefer bliss to simply ignore definite articles (the, los, les, de, etc.) for file sorting purposes rather than rearranging the order. I think 'Beatles, The' looks daft. But I do want them under B not T.
I would definitely like the ability to move "The" and "A" to the end of an artist's name. I think "The Beatles" should be in the B's and "The Who" should be in the W's, rather than the T's
Thanks. Is this for the file organisation feature?