Album artist vs Cooperating artist

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Since today my top ranking artist for any period is 'Various Artists'. After some investigation it seems that last.fm is no longer looking at 'Cooperating artist', but to album artist. Many of my songs downloaded from the UK chart, have automatically the correct artist in 'cooperating artist', and has various artists as Album artist. Will this be corrected back to the old way of reporting? 
My full account is http://www.last.fm/user/AmBeyonce/
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Nobody else has this issue? Thanks for some feedback.
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I have the same issue, and glad to see your post.  I have a lot of compilations of individual tracks, and on last.fm half show the correct artist, while others merely show the various artists needed for me to sort the albums in itunes.  I've double checked and all the tracks have the correct song artist.

My Profile http://www.last.fm/user/CatziMoon
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bump
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Official Response
Thanks for reporting, I've flagged this with the team to investigate.  
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Hi Jon. Could we get some feedback on this please? Thank you very much.
Dave
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Hi Dave, sorry for the lack of updates on this.  The work to fix the issue is ongoing, as part of the overall catalogue fixes, but we haven't forgotten.  I'll update you when I have more information.  
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Please hurry! Album charts have been broken for 5 months now.
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psychicfork013

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Everything's been broken for 5 months.
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rotane

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Heh, well i wouldn't say that everything is broken. But the overall experience is definitely far worse than 5 months ago.
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Dave Smets

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Issue is still present. Any feedback on this?
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Is this anything to do with albums by Various Artists or Compilation Albums ? All my scrobbles have dissapeared = (
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estoy igual a ti no puedo ver mis Various Artists o Compilación álbum, no hace el respectivo scrobble.
alguien me puede ayudar.
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Today I scrobbled the 2 disc compilation Titan: It's All Pop! on my iPod. All the tracks (except the final track, which was 11 seconds long -- so that made sense) scrobbled and showed up on the scrobbler but vanished when displayed on  my user page. Looking at the iTunes entries, sure enough the album artist is listed as "Various Artists." Before the update, this was never an issue....
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Alright, it's been several weeks and this is still an issue.  On compilation albums, every other track will scrobble under the correct artist, and the rest under various.  The details in itunes is exactly the same for each, where album artist is various and the track artist is individual.  Not only that but the scobble amounts for many of these has changed.  I was being patient, but this is taking a seriously long time without any further information on resolution.  At least give us an idea of a timeline, or what we need to do to change it.
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Bump diitto likewise: looks like LFM is seriously low on staff - even a simple coding problem can't be resolved. "Various Artists" is standard tagging for "AlbumArtist" in compilation albums involving more than 1 artist... Simpelz Yes/No??? .... obviously not for permanently-beta LFM...
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Acknowledged 4 months ago but remains unresolved.... WHY??????????
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TsuTsan Tsunami

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seems to be working.......!!!!!!!!! now onto groups, neighbours et al??? keep on surfing people
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working for some albums: eg
http://www.last.fm/music/Various+Artists/Cosmic+Kurushi+Monsters+%28Tokyo+Invasion!+Volume+1%29+%28d...

http://musicbrainz.org/release/e38e02e1-a8a4-4e70-b22b-469e513a4558
i.e. An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music: Second A-Chronology 1936-2003

Assumptions:

however if it doesn't have a valid musicbrainz mbid it will scrobble but not correctly(???): the album name is not found and the albumartist mp3tag "Various Artists" is unrecognised.

Also the albums above are not yet showing in my library - so not quite fixed??????
.... actually the album shows but strung out as being attributed to the individual artists of the compilation. I can't find one instance of "various" or "Various Artists in my library.

Before CBS threw a spanner (or twelve) in the works this used to work fine. It wiil probably take CBS 200 years to recover their losses on the last fm "accquisition" ... so why not retire gracefully from a scene they know nothing about and give it back to the community that created it?
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Not working correctly for me still, just tried Songbird by Oasis from the album http://www.last.fm/music/Various+Artists/Radio+1's+Live+Lounge but instead my homepage is still displaying as scrobbled from http://www.last.fm/music/Oasis/Radio+1's+Live+Lounge
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Have you tried tagging it Oasis - Songbird (Radio 1's Live Lounge) - otherwise the scrobbler has no way of distinguishing it from the original studio album recording?
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I like to avoid adding info to the song title if I can. Try to keep my library & tags as simple & clean as possible. Always use that song as my sample as it is the shortest song I have from a Varios Artists collection !  = D
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Not working for me, either. Although i do not use the album artist tag "Various Artists" – and on the old site i did not have to.

Case in point: The Witcher 3. Take a look at my scrobbles from January 16: http://www.last.fm/user/rotane/library/albums?from=2016-01-16&to=2016-01-16
On my end, the album artist for this CD is "Marcin Przybyłowicz" (since he is the main contributing artist on that soundtrack) – but it scrobbles as 4 different ones (ranked at 1, 3, 5, and 6). On the old site, this would correctly show up as one album as "Marcin Przybyłowicz – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt".
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Not working for me as well. Like rotane here, I also didn't use the "Various Artists" album artist tag on my compilations but on my iTunes I checked on the box that marked the album as such.

However, something interesting is happening on one of my compilations. If I click on the song that takes me to the library and then click on the compilation title...


It takes me to a link where the compilation is actually marked as "Various Artists..."


Which takes me to the compilation page under "Various Artists!"


The problem now, as seen above in red typeface, is that my scrobbling info is missing as well as the fact that my compilations are still being split into separate artists and not scrobbling as one.

Interesting to note that I tried to click on other songs from other compilations and it's not taking me to the "Various Artists" link, but the particular one above is for some reason...
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yo tampoco puedo ver mis Scrobbles con Varios artistas o recopilatorios los famosos original motion pictures sounds tracks.
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albums grouped by "Album Artist" definitely still not working, At least in the case where the song's 'album' page is empty e.g. Max+Richter/_/Dream+1+(before+the+wind+blows+it+all+away)/+albums. I think this is caused by the same issue where the albumart does not show up in Recent Tracks (all these tracks also have an empty albums page).
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So, no news on this I take it?
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Any updates on this pressing matter chaps ?
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Something has been changed recently. My library is grouping compilation albums together now, but it's using wrong tags. As you might know, i usually use the main contributing artist of any one album as its album artist tag (rather than using something bland like, say, "Various artists"), but the library takes one of the artists on said album as its album artist, seemingly at random. It's really weird. What's worse, once i click on any of said albums, it tells me it has 0 scrobbles.

At the very least though, it seems it's being worked on. Somewhat.
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Yeah, scrobble counts are going up on albums e.g Various Artists but they are still not being displayed in my library like they used to on the old site.
 Example http://www.last.fm/music/Various+Artists/Radio+1's+Live+Lounge    
You have scrobbled this album 10 times. Go to my library & low and behold I see this http://www.last.fm/user/Rob_209/library/albums?page=6  Heading in the right direction at least !
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**Update**

Any album with more than 1 artist is now appearing in the album library but is credited to the last artist I played from that album !! Like this
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Any updates of info on this ??? Been 3 months and no official reply of any kind. 3 Months !!!
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I've noticed this issue too when scrobbling this year's Indietracks compilation. It looks as though all my scrobbles have been grouped together under: http://www.last.fm/user/mellowdoubt/library/music/Honey+Joy/Indietracks+Compilation+2016?date_preset...

I suspect this is just something temporary while the more general issue with the scrobbling of Various Artist compilations is resolved but it would be good to receive some clarification on this :)
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Any updates on this chaps ? Been "In Progress" for over a year now.
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Since August 2015, in fact. *sigh*