Kodi Music Processing Phase 9: Scrape New Album Artists

This article is Part 9 of a 10-part series exploring the Kodi multi-media player's music file scanning and metadata scraping processes via logic flow diagrams.

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Scrape Album Metadata

In Phase 8, missing album metadata was scraped. Phase 9 identifies album artists that have not been scraped before, evaluates them, and scrapes their metadata.

Kodi Music Scan/Scrape Process Phase 9: Scrape New Album Artist Metadata

The bracketed numbers just below the diagram title are line numbers in Kodi's music scanning code (MusicInfoScanner.cpp) found at

Next up is Phase 10: Scrape Song Artists