Album fanart used as artist fanart (wrong)
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I have some cases where album fanart is used as artist fanart automatically but IMHO it should better not be used.

I give an example, which might show it best:
Code:
$ll --group-directories-first "/data/media/Audio/Artist Music/Buddy Holly"/
total 28
drwxrwxr-x   3 nero nero  4096 Feb 11  2020  ./
drwxrwxr-x 607 nero nero 20480 May 13 13:32  ../
drwxrwxr-x   6 nero nero  4096 Apr 25 21:21 'Heartbeat_ The Best of Buddy Holly'/
$
$ll --group-directories-first "/data/media/Audio/Artist Music/Buddy Holly/Heartbeat_ The Best of Buddy Holly"/
total 92
drwxrwxr-x 6 nero nero  4096 Apr 25 21:21 ./
drwxrwxr-x 3 nero nero  4096 Feb 11  2020 ../
drwxr-xr-x 3 nero nero  4096 Apr 25 21:21 CD1/
drwxr-xr-x 3 nero nero  4096 Apr 25 21:21 CD2/
drwxr-xr-x 2 nero nero  4096 Feb 10  2020 .EAC/
drwxr-xr-x 2 nero nero  4096 Apr 25 21:21 .pics/
-rw-r--r-- 1 nero nero 66966 Feb 11  2020 folder.jpg
$
$ll --group-directories-first "/data/media/Audio/Artist Music/Buddy Holly/Heartbeat_ The Best of Buddy Holly/CD1"/
total 200652
drwxr-xr-x 3 nero nero     4096 Apr 25 21:21  ./
drwxrwxr-x 6 nero nero     4096 Apr 25 21:21  ../
drwxr-xr-x 2 nero nero     4096 Apr 25 21:21  .pics/
-rw-rw-r-- 1 nero nero 13711575 Feb 11  2020 '1-01. Peggy Sue.flac'

-rw-rw-r-- 1 nero nero 12179273 Feb 11  2020 '1-16. Reminiscing.flac'
-rw-r--r-- 1 nero nero    61987 Feb 11  2020  folder.jpg

I have /data/media/Audio/Artist Music defined as a Music Source.
I also have an Artist Info folder defined (but no artwork for Buddy Holly in it).
For Buddy Holly I just have this Best-Of compilation (2 discs).
As you can see, I have no artist fanart in level 1 (the directory for the artist).
At level 2 (the album) I have a local cover.
Since the release has 2 discs/jewel cases and each has its own cover, I have subfolders for each disc (level 3) with cover files for each.

With common human knowledge, I think, it should be clear: I have no local artist artwork but only album artwork (for the whole album and for each disc).

With this example the cover from directory …/Artist Music/Buddy Holly/Heartbeat_ The Best of Buddy Holly/ will be used as album fanart and also as artist fanart.
As I don't want to have the album cover as artist thumb I have to change it manually (using a remote cover for this case).
Strictly I would say, the actual behavior is somehow wrong, from my point of view.
However, I know/guess there is no rule to have artists always on level 1. It might be possible to have another grouping level here, e.g. by first letter.
As I built my lib new, from scratch, I have to change some artist artwork.

I know this issue only appears in such a special case. It would not appear with local artist artwork in the Artist Info folder and also not without subfolders (incl. covers) for the discs.
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