08-16-2014 08:05 AM
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  1. Anonymous's Avatar
    alright i know this is gonna be one inane question, but i am sort of tired of figuring out a way to put the artist artwork on my music files. only way i found through google was this third party app MPATool. but i just wanted to know if there was some other way to do it without a third party app. xbox music app won't update the artist background, i tried wmp, itunes, zune player but i can't seem to find any option to add an artist image, and apparently album art doesn't work on background, it would only show the artist background and since i can't find any, it is ugly grey in the whole xbox music app, is so annoying!
    08-09-2014 04:37 AM
  2. MAHER_Central's Avatar
    Same problem. That makes xbox music not very attractive. I even tried MPAtool but didn't work. Waiting for a solution :(
    08-09-2014 04:55 AM
  3. Sam Welsey's Avatar
    yes that is pretty stupid.isn't there any app for the desktop that allows us to edit the info manually and then sync the music on our devices! i am not exactly having any beef with Microsoft but the desktop app is pretty lame and useless. c'mon the default music app and still no solution, great just made my life
    08-09-2014 05:20 AM
  4. colinkiama's Avatar
    Here is the fix. Search for the artist in the store. Add one of their songs to your collection. Check the artist on your phone. You should have a Background now. After that delete the song you added to the collection. Repeat this for every artist in your collection and you will get an artist background for your songs. It should be less frustrating now that xbox music has been updated today.
    Piyush Jain3 likes this.
    08-09-2014 05:34 AM
  5. Pranjal Rai's Avatar
    If you're running wp8, I recommend jumping up to wp8.1 you can then finally add all the artist images and album art you want, without a third party app. There is a trick to do so, and it worked very nicely for me. Just search in the forums for it.

    P.S. There are already a crapload of threads related to this exact same discussion. You can also refer to them.
    08-09-2014 05:35 AM
  6. HyperKid's Avatar
    If you're running wp8, I recommend jumping up to wp8.1 you can then finally add all the artist images and album art you want, without a third party app. There is a trick to do so, and it worked very nicely for me. Just search in the forums for it.

    P.S. There are already a crapload of threads related to this exact same discussion. You can also refer to them.
    Unfortunately that trick is dead since the latest Xbox music update
    08-09-2014 05:45 AM
  7. Sam Welsey's Avatar
    that clearly needs xbox music pass and mine expired a month ago. so you are telling me i will need to buy the service just to get the artist info, well that sounds just perfect!
    08-09-2014 06:27 AM
  8. colinkiama's Avatar
    that clearly needs xbox music pass and mine expired a month ago. so you are telling me i will need to buy the service just to get the artist info, well that sounds just perfect!
    It doesn't. It just greys out the song I added to the collection and keeps the artist info on the phone when I delete the song. I don't have an xbox music pass.
    08-09-2014 09:21 AM
  9. ptptpt4's Avatar
    It doesn't. It just greys out the song I added to the collection and keeps the artist info on the phone when I delete the song. I don't have an xbox music pass.
    That's assuming you're in a country where Xbox Music is available as a service. I wonder if there's a way to do it elsewhere, or are we going to be stuck with grey forever?
    08-09-2014 09:46 AM
  10. naveen felix's Avatar
    Try mp3 tag it is an app that allows you to edit the songs in your desktop.after that u can copy them to your phone..ll work just right.and regarding the bg,after the update I'm not able to add artist info to my collections.actually i don't find the add to option at all in the store of xbox music.frm india..help wd b gr8...!
    08-09-2014 10:12 AM
  11. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Poweramp should jump from android to wp😊
    Sent from my NeverAndroidAgain**1020** via Tapatalk
    08-09-2014 10:23 AM
  12. colinkiama's Avatar
    Try mp3 tag it is an app that allows you to edit the songs in your desktop.after that u can copy them to your phone..ll work just right.and regarding the bg,after the update I'm not able to add artist info to my collections.actually i don't find the add to option at all in the store of xbox music.frm india..help wd b gr8...!
    Have you tried holding on the title of one of the songs of the artist?
    08-09-2014 10:27 AM
  13. ArmisLt's Avatar
    You can do it in Winamp(free program).
    When a song is playing, right click the song > View file info > artwork and you can change it there.
    08-09-2014 10:32 AM
  14. naveen felix's Avatar
    Have you tried holding on the title of one of the songs of the artist?
    08-09-2014 10:51 AM
  15. naveen felix's Avatar
    Ya i did man bt i don't c tat option at all, instead i find other two options:1.create radio station
    2.share..!
    08-09-2014 10:53 AM
  16. Pranjal Rai's Avatar
    1. no need of music pass or any goddamn thing for the tip to work.
    2. it does not require you region to have xbox music pass services and other stuff (works fine in India where none of the xbox entertainment services are available)
    3. its the most foolproof technique there is yet (I f!#king love it!!)
    4. If in anycase it doesn't work in your region, switch your region to US and try.

    Hope this helps.

    Edit: Just checked. Yes, the option has been removed in the latest update. Why is Microsoft screwing with us. I'm so friggin pissed!!!!
    Last edited by Pranjal Rai; 08-09-2014 at 11:37 AM.
    08-09-2014 11:25 AM
  17. amitnahar's Avatar
    1. no need of music pass or any goddamn thing for the tip to work.
    2. it does not require you region to have xbox music pass services and other stuff (works fine in India where none of the xbox entertainment services are available)
    3. its the most foolproof technique there is yet (I f!#king love it!!)
    4. If in anycase it doesn't work in your region, switch your region to US and try.

    Hope this helps.

    What is the trick? Care to explain?
    08-09-2014 11:32 AM
  18. naveen felix's Avatar
    1. no need of music pass or any goddamn thing for the tip to work.
    2. it does not require you region to have xbox music pass services and other stuff (works fine in India where none of the xbox entertainment services are available)
    3. its the most foolproof technique there is yet (I f!#king love it!!)
    4. If in anycase it doesn't work in your region, switch your region to US and try.

    Hope this helps.

    Edit: Just checked. Yes, the option has been removed in the latest update. Why is Microsoft screwing with us. I'm so friggin pissed!!!!
    08-09-2014 11:38 AM
  19. naveen felix's Avatar
    I'm in india & i hv done everything u hv listed..so pls explain hw u got it worked..??
    08-09-2014 11:38 AM
  20. naveen felix's Avatar
    Didn't notice the edit thing..!
    08-09-2014 11:39 AM
  21. amitnahar's Avatar
    So that means there is no way to bring artist background if anyone lives in India.
    Sent from my Lumia.
    08-09-2014 11:47 AM
  22. Pranjal Rai's Avatar
    So that means there is no way to bring artist background if anyone lives in India.
    Sent from my Lumia.
    That means there is no way to get artist images no matter you live anywhere in the world. Once again, Microsoft managed to **** it up.
    08-09-2014 11:55 AM
  23. amitnahar's Avatar
    That means there is no way to get artist images no matter you live anywhere in the world. Once again, Microsoft managed to **** it up.

    I seriously want to throw my phone at wall.
    Pranjal Rai likes this.
    08-09-2014 11:56 AM
  24. Nizam95's Avatar
    To add album artwork just use tag editor.. On WP store of course
    08-09-2014 12:19 PM
  25. Hugo Fernandes1's Avatar
    I give up dudes.
    I already have tried all... Tag editor, add to collection, and nothing works...
    Why Microsoft, why so bad app :'c
    08-09-2014 12:26 PM
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