The recommended folder structure for music is Artist\Album\Song

    \Artist Name
       \Album Name
          1- Song.mp3
          2- Song.mp3

This is not a requirement and other structures will also work, but this is the most common method. Some other examples of supported structures are Album\Song:

     \Album Name
          1- Song.mp3
          2- Song.mp3

Or even a flat library of song files:

    1- Song.mp3
    2- Song.mp3

Any naming convention for audio files is acceptable. Track numbers are retrieved using embedded ID3 tag information.

Music Images

Images are supported in both artist and album folders, as well as images embedded within audio files. Below is a table of the supported image file names:

Supported image extensions are jpgjpegpng and tbn.

Several image types support multiple file names. They are listed in the order that they're checked for.

Image TypeSupported file names



Backdropbackdrop.ext, backdropX.ext

fanart.ext, fanart-X.ext

background.ext, background-X.ext

art.ext, art-X.ext

extrafanart (subfolder)/fanartX.ext



For backdrops, X represents a number, and you can have any amount of numbered backdrops. For example:

    \Artist Name

Music Videos

To add music videos, setup a library with the type "Music Videos". The naming conventions for music videos are identical to movies.

To identify the artists and albums of music videos, use the metadata manager. Simply edit a music video:

Then enter the artist(s) and/or album:

Once complete, the artist and album pages will display links to the music videos.

NOTE: You need to make sure your music files have been properly tagged using a 3rd party program. Emby uses these tags for identification.

For Music videos you need to name these files the same as on the meta-data provider website which is  

Emby will use Album artwork that is local but will always pull down the Artist & People from the MetaData providers.