Below are some frequently asked questions and information about MusicButler. If you can't find an answer to your question/complaint, please feel free to get in touch. I'm also open to any feature requests you might have.

General
Importing
What is MusicButler?

MusicButler sends you a daily e-mail to let you know when musicians/bands you like release new albums (or singles, or EPs, you choose). You can add artists to follow manually, or import them in bulk from your Apple Music, Spotify, or Last.fm accounts.

By default, notifications are sent via e-mail, but you can opt-out and have releases display in your personal RSS feed or on your dashboard only.

Why shouldn't I just follow them on Apple Music/Spotify?

These services don't always notify you of album releases on time, some of them will send you a notification about stuff that you aren't necessarily interested in (like tweets), and they don't show upcoming releases for your favorite musicians, which MusicButler does.

What does "Pending Artists" mean?

When you import artists from an external service like Apple Music or Spotify, all MusicButler knows is their name. When MusicButler isn't sure about the artist it should add to your account, it will add them to the pending artists area - where you'll be able to tell it who exactly you want to follow.

Does MusicButler sync with music services automatically?

No. MusicButler only sees the artists you have on Apple Music, Last.fm, or Spotify at the time of import. A continuous sync feature will be introduced in the future.

I think my import from Apple Music/Spotify failed..

An "import job" can fail for a number of reasons:

  • An update to the MusicButler app starts before the import has finished
  • Any of the external services MusicButler communicates with stops responding unexpectedly

In both of these cases, waiting a few minutes and then re-attempting the import should work. MusicButler won't add artists you're already following. If importing your libraries still fails after trying this step, let me know.