Viewing compilations on your iPod is a bit different from iTunes’ solution; there’s no option to group compilations under the Artist menu, but if you go to Settings -> Music Menu, you can check Compilations and have your iPod display a Compilations sub-menu.What is an album compilation?
Technically, it’s an album with multiple artists but not, for example, a best-of album by a single artist (although the iTunes Store does in fact consider many Greatest Hits albums to be compilations). Since iTunes and the iPod can sort music by artist, when you go to view an album by a given artist, you expect to find full albums.How do I set an album as a compilation in iTunes?
Setting an album as a compilation—or not—is easy to do. Select all its tracks, then press Command-I, and click the Options tab. Choose Yes or No from the Part Of A Compilation menu, then click OK.What is a compilation tag on iTunes?
When you rip a CD in iTunes—or when you buy an album from the iTunes Store, Amazon, or other vendor—there are a number of tags you can set, such as the album name, artist name, and genre. But there’s one tag that seems to confound a lot of iTunes users: the compilation tag.