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9 minutes ago, Xaphan said:

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The application duplicates artists, ignoring punctuation and feat. 

This looks like the "Artist" list. Any difference from track to track will show a different artist in the list. To sort all tracks on an album under one, use the "Album Artist" list. This requires this metadata field to be filled in properly. In cases like your example, use a common theme such as "Various Artists" to keep the album together.

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15 minutes ago, Xaphan said:

But this is contrary to the idea of "artists list". Imho without a parser, this function is useless.

On the contrary. The Artist list is used to sort by artists, regardless of the album they appear on. If you use different tags, it has to be assumed to be a different artist. The album artist tag keeps albums grouped together. This is no different from any other player with advanced sorting capabilities. IMHO😁 

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1 hour ago, MotleyG said:

On the contrary. The Artist list is used to sort by artists, regardless of the album they appear on. If you use different tags, it has to be assumed to be a different artist. The album artist tag keeps albums grouped together. This is no different from any other player with advanced sorting capabilities. IMHO😁 

Although, this topic is more suitable heading "proposal and ideas"

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Poweramp does not currently support the handling of multiple artists / band names within one 'Artist' tag. The whole string is processed as a single name, which is how it will be treated in the Artists list.

Even if at some point multiple artists are supported, by default things like "feat.", "&" or "and" would not act as a separators, nor would comma or slash (otherwise band names like "Crosby, Stills and Nash", "AC/DC", "Adam & the Ants" would get broken). If it ever does get supported, the default separators would most likely be as per the Genre tag, so "//"and ";" by default, with the ability to define your own. I can see some merit to adding "feat." and "feat" to that list though, as much as I personally hate that particular current-trend terminology.

I'll move this to Feature Requests as suggested. 

Andre

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