I have quite a lot of stuff that’s self published and thus on MB has the label value [no label].
In this case, the label field is simply returned blank. This isn’t ideal! I’d like it to say something about it having the [no label] value, not just return an empty field.
If I run the resulting folder through Picard it adds [no label] by default. It also adds the second publisher in the case where there’s more than one publisher, incidentally, but that’s an aside.
I tinkered with rewrite and couldn’t get anything to happen. I did some digging through the code, documentation and fora and all I found was this:
which gives me the feeling this behaviour is just how beets works and always will.
Can I do anything about this aside from manually putting it back in myself?
I don’t mind the tiny bit of extra work but I do predict this becoming a pain if beets starts changing it back to being empty during future operations on my library.