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.
- What is MusicButler?
- Why shouldn't I just follow them on Apple Music/Spotify?
- A daily email? I don't follow many artists..
- I signed up 1-3 days ago and haven't received any email notifications yet
- What does "Unknown Artists" mean?
- Does MusicButler sync with music services automatically?
- How often does MusicButler sync with my accounts?
- Does MusicButler remember unknown artists that I've identified/removed between syncs?
- Does disconnecting a music account delete my artists?
- I unfollowed an artist, will they be re-added during the next sync?
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.
A daily email? I don't follow many artists..
The daily email is sent only if one or more artists you follow have released something during the day before. You can turn-off emails altogether in the settings pane.
I signed up 1-3 days ago and haven't received any email notifications yet
MusicButler will send you an email including new albums and singles released in the preceding day given that you followed their respective artist(s) a day prior. This is to avoid unwarranted or unnecessary releases.
Example: If you first-followed artist X on January 1st and they released an album on that same day, you are not supposed to get a notification. You however will get a notification for any subsequent releases starting January 2nd.
If you believe you were supposed to get an email but haven't, don't hesitate to get in touch.
What does "Unknown 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 unknown artists area - where you'll be able to tell it who exactly you want to follow. The artist will be remembered the next time MusicButler encounters them and won't be re-added to the "unknown artists" list.
Does MusicButler sync with music services automatically?
Yes! MusicButler supports sync for Apple Music and Spotify. You can also import public profiles from Last.fm (these don't support sync though) and import your iTunes library in XML format.
How often does MusicButler sync with my accounts?
MusicButler will sync with your Apple Music and Spotify approximately every 24 hours.
Does MusicButler remember unknown artists that I've identified/removed between syncs?
Yes. You won't have to identify/remove an unknown artist after each sync. MusicButler will remember your choices.
Does disconnecting a music account delete my artists?
No. Disconnecting your Apple Music or Spotify account will not unfollow artists imported from that account. MusicButler will also remember the unknown aritsts that you've previously identified, so if you re-connect your account later, they won't be added to the unknown artists list again.
I unfollowed an artist, will they be re-added during the next sync?
No. For example: if The Killers are imported from your Spotify/Apple Music library but you then unfollow them on MusicButler, they will not be followed again during the next sync.
You can always follow them again manually, or remove them from your "synced artists" seciton so MusicButler will treat them as "new".