iOS App Doesn't Scrobble From Album Artist

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I've noticed that, when scrobbling with the last.fm iOS app, it always scrobbles albums from the track artist. For example, I have a track tagged in the following way:

Artist: Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt
Album: Materia Chapter.Two
Album Artist: Cosmic Gate
Title: Tonight

When using iTunes or foobar, for example, it scrobbles correctly: it would scrobble the track Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt - Tonight, from the album Cosmic Gate - Materia Chapter.Two. However, using the iOS app, it would scrobble that track from the album Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt - Materia Chapter.Two. This would then throw off my scrobbles for the correct album. You can take a look at my scrobbles for this track:

https://www.last.fm/user/nickkoko/library/music/Cosmic+Gate+&+Emma+Hewitt/_/Tonight

Notice the scrobbles on Sept. 24 and before are scrobbled correctly, and the ones after are not. I can imagine this would get particularly annoying with VA albums and mix compilations, since you would want the scrobbles to all count towards the same album.
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I agree, this is an important part of scrobbling. I used pylast to check out a scrobble of mine that was done using the Last.fm iOS app. The track is from a compilation, so the artist is different than the album artist. It looks like the iOS app is skipping the album_artist field entirely (so it is left as NULL) when submitting the scrobble, as opposed to perhaps setting it equal to the artist.

PlayedTrack(track=pylast.Track('Jaytech', 'Rocinante',
            pylast.LastFMNetwork(...),
            album='Anjunabeats Worldwide 07',
            playback_date='20 Nov 2017, 15:42',
            timestamp='1511192560')

EDIT: Maybe I spoke too soon, as I checked some correct scrobbles, and I can't see the album_artist field in them by interrogating using pylast.

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Bumping this rather than starting a new thread.

Since scrobbling with the desktop app seems to be working successfully now for compilations/various artist albums (touch wood!), it would be great if a little update could be pushed out for the iOS phone app so these scrobbles don't have to be corrected anymore, either.