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Coalesce Artist Names

How is it spelled: Emerson, Lake, and Palmer? Emerson Lake & Palmer? ELP? Particularly if you've got tracks by the band that you acquired as MP3 files over the Internet from various sources, you might have this Artist field set to any of a seemingly limitless variety of spellings of the band name. Browse through the Artist list and you'll find that, in effect, the same band is listed several different times, each associated with only a small subset of the total tracks by that artist that you own.

Perhaps this doesn't bother you. But it should. What if a remote iTunes' user thinks he's navigated into your vast collection of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer music, only to discover that a few tracks are missing—not realizing that they're actually listed under ELP? It's common courtesy, to yourself and others (to say nothing of to Emerson, Lake, & Palmer) to organize all their music under the exact same band name so that it's all listed in the proper order, with a uniform level of respect for every song.


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