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How do I change the default artwork for an artist in iTunes 11?

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What do you mean with "default artwork for an artist"? Artwork is defined by album usually (or by track). – patrix Dec 7 '12 at 22:33
I think Bradley means that iTunes chooses a seemingly random album cover as artist artwork, the question being how to set it manually. – Costique Dec 11 '12 at 4:50
Yes, that is correct – Bradley Chambers Dec 12 '12 at 17:57
In iTunes 10, you could set it. – Bradley Chambers Dec 12 '12 at 17:57
Yup, you could set it in iTunes 10. I once did it for all my artists, but now I can't seem to do it in iTunes 11. – The WebMacheter Dec 14 '12 at 19:24

They seem to have found a fix, but for Windows. I haven't found a similar one for Mac, I'll update this answer if I find it.

Note: The above only applies to changing the default artwork for viewing by genre, not by artist, which is still the unanswered question.

While it is possible to change this by playing with ratings, there doesn't seem to be a manual workaround, as existed in 10.7.

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