1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I am trying to add my music library to my phone. Certain albums I noticed were showing up as "Unknown Artist". I deleted the files from the phone, edited the metadata on my computer, then transferred the files over again. Regardless of what music player I download and use (Muzio, Rocket Player, etc.) the tracks still show up as "Unknown Artist".

    You can find many other posts about this problem around the internet and even ON THIS FORUM with NO solution. This is insane. This is a basic functionality that should not only be easy to fix, but should not have been a problem to begin with.
    08-02-2021 10:18 AM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Sounds like this isn't so much an Android problem, but an application problem. The app developers would be the ones that need to develop their programs to read the metadata correctly. I would try reaching out to them.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-02-2021 11:55 AM
  3. VidJunky's Avatar
    Be sure your changing the data on the correct page of the Metadata. I had similar issues forever ago where I tried to go in an correct information and add missing information and found that although things like title, album and artist show up on the first tab I didn't get results unless I changed it on one of the other tabs. Seems counter intuitive but be sure to look at all of the tabs.

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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-02-2021 07:15 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Another thing to try would be to clear the app cache/data for the music apps before you copy those edited music files over again.

    Another possibility would be to clear the app cache/data for the Media Storage system app (go to Settings>Apps​, then tap Menu>Show System to look for it).
    Laura Knotek and VidJunky like this.
    08-03-2021 12:11 AM

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